In between there will be the rest. Where people fit into the hierarchy will depend upon their skills & attitude.
So, a positive attitude and 'desireable' skills are likely be the key to securing a decent role in a managed environment.
And no, I have not gone to the 'dark' side of supporting BSF.....
There's no point quibbling - they have us over a barrel - having been through TUPE outsourcing before - theres pretty much a carte blanche to do to you what they like. They only have to offer an "equivalent" position, and if you kick up - they can say that your new job is in (for example) Glasgow, then a month later in Exeter etc until you get so fed up you leave - as happened to former colleagues of mine. On the other hand for the politically skilled amongst us - big corps offer opportunities, though thats not much consolation to those of us who joined this sort of work precisely because we didn't want to work in big corporations any more.
Don't get me wrong. Looking at the positive aspects of BSF is exactly what I am trying to do. After all, as we all know, BSF is here to stay and we might as well get on with it. I'm hoping as suggested, there will be room for career improvements and better opportunities. I just didn't expect the politics to be so bad prior to the TUPE actually taking place!
Isn't this clearly room for constructive dismissal?they can say that your new job is in (for example) Glasgow, then a month later in Exeter etc until you get so fed up you leave - as happened to former colleagues of mine.
forcing you to accept unreasonable changes to your conditions of employment without your agreement (eg suddenly telling you to work in another town, or making you work night shifts when your contract is only for day work)
Last edited by Zoom7000; 14th July 2008 at 04:07 PM.
All TUPE agreements have standard ETO get-out clauses which allow employers to change the rules after you have been TUPE'd across, making the agreements valueless if suppliers choose:
Economic - we have to make you redundant because as a business we are going to the wall......
Technical - we have bid Unix/Thin client at your place of work, & you are Windows trained......
Organisation - we have consolidated our datacentres to xxxxxx (where xxxxxx is any town 200 miles from where you live) so your job is moving there & sorry we don't offer relocation. After 6 months it will be yyyyyy etc etc
Not that I am suggesting any MSPs will exploit any or all of these reasons for shedding staff of course.
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