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"The value of your salary can go down as well as up..." - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
"The value of your salary can go down as well as up..."
When I started my new job I became quickly aware that my employer, like many similar organisations around the country, was doing an evaluation of all posts, and regrading as appropriate.

This morning I got my letter - which says that apparently I'm worth a G12. Checking on the handy chart tells me that currently I'm a G14 - which means only one thing. Should I still be here in September 2006, my salary will drop by 15-25%. Ho ho ho.

The one caveat on this motivational missive is that salaries are protected until that date - and in the meantime my contract actually runs out in April 2004 - so disaster is hardly imminent. According to my boss it's the ICT staff which have been hardest hit, and the new head of ICT expects to lose 20% of his staff over this process.

But, in other news, I had a very strange dream last night relating to GD. Paul W's character had turned into a vampire and eaten Jude and Anne's PCs. Bit surreal. I think it's pent up frustration.

The other thing I did last night was watch Buffy 7.21 and 7.22 - jolly good fun. No spoilers, but how the BBC are going to manage to show much of that series I have no idea...

Current Mood: undermotivated

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sixtine From: sixtine Date: May 28th, 2003 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)
2006 is a long way away. Have you ever stayed in a job that long without getting bored and at least started looking for something new to do?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 28th, 2003 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

Longest I've been in a job is 3.5 years - which would see me leaving here in September 2006 based on when I started.

In fact come Christmas I'll be back in the job market if my contract hasn't been renewed. I've put out some feelers already in fact and there might be some promising opportunities elsewhere.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 28th, 2003 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
How are you managing to found a decent pension when you switch jobs so often?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 28th, 2003 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

They've mainly been within the same scheme. But at some point I'll have to think about a private one perhaps.

Ignoring of course that pensions are crap...
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 28th, 2003 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Well yes. Property investment is the way to go.
maddave From: maddave Date: May 29th, 2003 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Buffy

With lots of cuts I assume, same as Sky 1 are cutting lots out. The FX in 22 were pretty poo though.
ikkleblacktruck From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 29th, 2003 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Buffy

Sky 1 are cutting it? Say it ain't so!
maddave From: maddave Date: May 29th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Buffy

I watched an episode recently on Sky 1 after having seen the US edit earlier that day and it's mucho chopped, less gory than the original.
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