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Should I tell my employer I'm pregnant during redundancies?

I'm newly pregnant, and my workplace is a large government department with some fairly generous paid maternity leave conditions. They're also currently doing redundancies. I would prefer to tell my ...
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If I did a good job delegating all my work to a team I built, and there is no work left, am I redundant?

I have been commended for doing a good job building a team and I currently have absolutely zero hands-on work. I also believe the team is doing very well on their own and need minimal supervision. Or ...
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Redundant position refilled

The company I worked for in the hospitality sector was taken over and I worked for the new owners for 3 months until the premises closed for refurbishment. On the last day I was informed my position ...
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What could it mean if I am asked to hand over most of my responsibilities and become a “free resource” at my company?

I have been the top performer in my team for three years and was promoted to manager. I have struggled a bit in terms of establishing authority for my new role and this has sometimes made my ...
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Past employer actively sabotaging my colleague's job search efforts?

I am listed as a reference for a former colleague (let's call him Bob). When working together at a past job (small company that had some financial troubles), Bob was unexpectedly let go for reasons ...
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How to be valuable when automation & IT are stealing my job (and maybe my whole career)? [closed]

I am a non-IT employee, graduated in business studies, and work in a field related to customer relationship management. I have grown in this field during the past five years since completing my ...
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When should I address being made redundant when applying for jobs?

I recently changed from a long-term stable position to join another company. After 5 months in the new company, I have been told I am being laid off. I am applying for companies but it seems that my ...
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What would be the reason for regularly hiring and making permanent staff redundant normal? [closed]

I work at a company that is in a cycle of hiring permanent staff and then making them redundant after 1-2 years. I begin to wonder whether some of this behaviour I have seen in this economy is due to ...
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Potential Company Merger

It it highly rumoured that our company may be bought out and merged with a bigger competitor. If this happens we are presuming there will be redundancies. Is there a minimum time from a company taking ...
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Is there anything wrong with asking about job security?

Okay, so my company has recently had a bit of a "shake-up"/downsize. Many people have been made redundant due to quiet sales this past few months. My role isn't "key" in the business' operation (my ...