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Just to update, I have abandoned accepting a really crap job doing something I don't want to do for shit money, and decided to take the necessary steps to sort out my life and get the career I'd actually like. To that end, I've enrolled in a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course 22nd-24th October, with a view to being qualified, sourcing a job and flat and moving to Tokyo in March ahead of the start of their school year in April.

Can't you just go on The Chase again instead?

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Looks like I could be up for the chop next week. I work in retail and have management duties as a supervisor and as part of these duties I cash up, lock up etc. Last Saturday whilst cashing up the girl who co checked the bricks of money deposited one inside the inner safe and left the other on the side. Assuming she'd deposited them both I have signed the cash sheet to say its been deposited and carried on the close down. Somehow the cash brick was put under some paper and it wasn't found until the next day fully intact inside the locked cash office. This is deemed as gross misconduct on my part as I have signed to say it was deposited when the bint(whose duty was to count and deposit said money) only deposited the one.

 

This is a sackable offence however there are numerous examples of cash office policy being breeched where no or little punishment has been served out and would seem a little unfair if they were to get rid. Is there anybody around here who has any good advice/tips for this kind of situation,is there any case for proving that it was an honest mistake or is there no grey area when it comes to gross misconduct? Either way I hate my job and will leave as soon as something better comes up but it would be nice to leave on my terms.

 

Just as a continuation of this, after getting the sack for the above I had my appeal hearing today. I gave them 3 instances where my senior supervisor, store manager and area manager had broken the cash office policy during my investigation alone. Doing this whilst reciting the exact policy 2.4.1.3 etc and trying to sound like a big shot lawyer was fun and all but it wasn't appreciated by the investigating area manager and HR manager who now have to open up 3 investigations and escalate the offences to the regional manager.

 

I also raised other mitigation that they are going to take back and look at in more detail which probably means they will see if I have a strong enough case for tribunal before deciding to give me my job back or not. At this moment i'm hoping that I can be reinstated then negotiate my resignation however if they simply reinstate me I fully plan on accepting reinstatement which should allow me to gain back pay then resign as I have already been offered another job. I know its not exactly Mr Smith Goes to Washington but the thought of my exit costing the company so much money is indeed some small consolation for losing my job.

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I've just this week won my case for keeping my job (been suspended since October 2nd), which the company was trying to fire for 'gross misconduct' in which I have failed to follow refund policy by nothing a witness present. Policy states '2 people must be present at all times whilst the refund is being processed'. My argument was a) it was not always possible due to staff-ing levels b) policy states 2 people, which could interpret the customer as being one of said people c) why am I being investiagted whilst another supervisor isn't, despite also failing to follow poiicy (she'll have just lied and said she does)

 

Out of 3 of us being investiagted, Im the only person to keep his job. Now this is either down to me presenting my case in an orderly fashion, or could because I had my trade union rep with me and we made it abundantly clear that if i was dismissed, that we would appeal and would be willing to take it to an employment tribunal.

 

Either way, I still have a job and am willing to take anything that is better paying and permanent. The only reason I fought to keep my job is to still be in employment whilst looking for a new job rather than having a gap in employment. To quote Jim Cornette, "fuck this company"

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Got a new placement, til March, miles out in the sticks, to do with archiving medical records. May just be the most laid back job Ive ever had. Other than the ridiculous bus travel. Get paid for not doing loads, huzzah. No targets, no kpi's no phone work. just turning up having banter, getting paid and fucking off home. Win !

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Only just noticed this.

 

Can't you just go on The Chase again instead?

 

That weren't me.

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Got a new placement, til March, miles out in the sticks, to do with archiving medical records. May just be the most laid back job Ive ever had. Other than the ridiculous bus travel. Get paid for not doing loads, huzzah. No targets, no kpi's no phone work. just turning up having banter, getting paid and fucking off home. Win !

 

This is you, though, pat. You know full well a tornado will blow through the place on the first day and then they'll find an unexploded WW2 bomb under the rubble.

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Got a new placement, til March, miles out in the sticks, to do with archiving medical records. May just be the most laid back job Ive ever had. Other than the ridiculous bus travel. Get paid for not doing loads, huzzah. No targets, no kpi's no phone work. just turning up having banter, getting paid and fucking off home. Win !

 

This is you, though, pat. You know full well a tornado will blow through the place on the first day and then they'll find an unexploded WW2 bomb under the rubble.

 

Unlikely. it's in a refurbed old train station, attached to an old hospital complex (great for Urbex, as everything is still in place by all accounts albeit trashed Indeed this is right next to where I work)

 

The only risk, is getting attacked by service users! (For that is the official NHS name for them) that wonder the grounds as is part of a medium high security hospital which has been built on the old St John's Annexe. However they are usually escorted and I get lifts from front gates to where I am.

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Just been reinstated and had my dismissal downgraded to a written warning. They cited the mitigation of other people breaking cash office proceedures as a direct result of what I had done as well as the stress I had been put under by the company. I go in tomorrow to be reintegrated back in to the work place however I fully intend to resign.

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Just been reinstated and had my dismissal downgraded to a written warning. They cited the mitigation of other people breaking cash office proceedures as a direct result of what I had done as well as the stress I had been put under by the company. I go in tomorrow to be reintegrated back in to the work place however I fully intend to resign.

Good man. Make sure you resign like this as well -

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No doubt i'll try to start off like Lester Burnham but descend into Costanza farce within seconds. I was thinking just a letter in an envelope and agreeing upon a period of notice however for my own personal enjoyment I'll try to leave the room on a George Costanza high, leave them wanting more.

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My interview for a Security job at a Casino up in Aberdeen went well, luckily I found out I knew of the GM of the casino from her time in Dundee, so looking good for a second interview and touch wood some work.

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Up and down day on the job front for me, got rejected for a 6 month job with RBS via email (which I only found out tonight when logging on as I'd been out all day) but was offered a Christmas job with Card Factory starting in two weeks. Gotta go in on Saturday to sort my contract, hours, and get my uniform which I'm looking forward to as I've been out of work since the end of January

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That's great news, Steve! Don't focus on the one you didn't get, appreciate the one you did get. It may only be a seasonal job but that can lead to more. I started my current job on a two week trial and that was nearly five years ago! Well done bud, hope it goes well.

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