Our company is unfortunately taking the decision to make redundancy across there workforce...
I am one who is being affected, currently in consultation.. they are axing 2 main manager roles at site and rolling into 1.. where the 1 is expected to take on both the responsibilities..thus new role will also mean it goes from hourly pay to salary.
My issue being (advanced apologies to focus on negs) I am expected to be on call 24/7.. sort out cover for sickness as an wen despite if am at work, work weekends and over Xmas, shift patterns r exhausting at times..
Now currently hourly rate is great for double pay over Xmas, extra days u get paid for..extra hrs u get paid for.. BUT now they wish to move to salary on the same money I get for hourly per annual. Same responsibilities with minor extras..the 5 extra holidays a yr and the potential bonus do not seem incentive enough to me. Either itd be nice for poor wage, but great hrs, routine time off and no work over Xmas OR a higher pay but with the bug bears along the way.. as in work/life balance?
I usually love my job and have such a passion for it..but on weighing it all up as a package I am so confused with what to do..
Id be interested to know how others would feel and what their choice may be and reasons why... Do I take redundancy? Or take the new position ?