Guess who one of the redundant ones is?
37 years on the 22nd of this month.
After a straight 5 month furlough and only getting access to work from home on Monday.
I go end of the month, had I taken VR in 2017 I would have got over twice what will be available now.
But there are those in a worse position, I get that, I am, or was, in Engineering not crew.
And at LHR, not LGW.
Really sorry to hear this. Don’t beat yourself up over declining VR 3 years ago, nobody knew what would happen not long after that.
All the best for the future and good luck with whatever you and your union decide to do
Thanks (and for all the other kind words from members), today has been busy, with consultation from my GMB Rep, what he advised and I have done, is to register for any suitable vacancies (not holding out hope there), also for any potential Job Sharing, (50/50 with another), I was working a 3 day week since 2016 on health grounds and are covered by the Disability Discrimination Act, which will be the main plank of the final task today, formally appealing.
The other being denied access to work from home, despite a laptop being made available, meaning an almost unique 5 month furlough.
The other motivation came from my Team Leader calling to express their anger and dismay at my being made redundant, as well as concern that my knowledge and connections with vendors and regulators will go with me.
When I also found out that I had been needed at times in the last 5 months.
So I was urged to 'not go without a fight'.
However, this is all a very long shot, there will be many others with equal if not greater grounds to appeal than me probably.
I mentioned money with respect to choices in 2017, the real one though was 'what else would I do?' In a job market that after my entire adult life at BA would be utterly alien.
Now here we are, with a massive spike in unemployment due nationally when the support for companies runs out, though in this respect, it's those younger than me, especially those due to start in the workplace, I feel most sorry for.