I have only been in my new job as a Service Desk Engineer for 1 week and have already been told next week is my final week. Apparently there is some budget issues within the IT department and the manager says he simply hired more people than he could afford.
Thing is I turned down lots of other job interviews/opportunities as a result of this, telling then I had already got a job!
that really stinks. All the best with finding another job.
That's awful, Violin Hero - I'm so sorry this has happened because of someone else's mistake Good luck with finding something else asap.
It took me 2 and a half months to get that job after my previous contract ended. I went to tonnes of interviews and applied for heaps of jobs. I doubt I will find one again that pays as well for a 1st line person. I had to hold back from letting my anger out in front of my manager when he told me. If I had been told before I started then i could have been to those other interviews and possibly have a job now.
Just don't want to have to face all the applying and going to interviews all over again. Also not too sure how to put this on my CV in way that won't look bad when an employer is looking at it.
Have you discussed the matter with your union rep?
I am not signed up to a union but was contracted under an agency and an umbrella company. I have sent the agency my timesheet so that I get paid for this week and asked them in the e-mail if they have any similar roles going as I want a new job for 4 July at latest if possible.
The agency recommended me to their client that is why I got the job in the 1st place so I am sure they could do the same for other suitable jobs they have going.
Not much I can do as my contract says they get rid of me at 1 weeks notice so I will just have to look for a new job.