Then they put you in a nationwide pool of what jobs are remaining that match your skill set within the company.
I was in a pool of 2 people for one position.
The position is to inspect work carried out in Birmingham and West Sussex. ( Remember I live in Leeds west yorks)
It is a pay grade below what I am on at the moment and the lad that is doing the job now has been with us 4 year or so and lives just south of Birmingham.
The official job interview was Monday, so, I had a chat with the missus and on Friday last week I rang HR to advise them I would decline the interview, I was out of the area and there is a man in place.
HR told me if I was refusing to attend the job interview it would be classed as a resignation! This would mean I lost my 10yr redundancy payment, well that wasn't going to happen!
Trundled down to B'ham Monday Morning ( 3 hours) and attended the interview.
Off to Newcastle upon tyne head office Yesterday to attend my final consultation, be given my leave date, redundancy figure and notice period. Only to be told that I had been successful in my interview and I was no longer at risk !!!!. I have just confirmed my salary will not be reduced, T&C remains the same that also includes my place of work is my home address so I am classed as "at work" the min I turn my laptop on.
Don't get me wrong I am pleased to have a job but this is commercial madness is it not???