Grassy's Been Promoted!!!!!!

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Grassy's Been Promoted!!!!!!

Postby Grasshopper » October 11th, 2018, 7:50 pm

Earlier this year it was announced that there would be a massive review at the uni where I work. We needed to save money, which meant cuts would have to be made and jobs would have to be shed. :terrified: Among the library staff, some of us could be matched & slotted into higher grade roles. For the rest, however, their jobs were deemed 'at risk', even those who had worked at the library for , in some cases, many years. Among those 'at risk' was me. I knew it was coming, but to see it written down in stark black & white was quite upsetting :cry:

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Those who wanted to apply for VR (I certainly didn't!), could do so. For the rest, we could move up a pay grade, BUT we would have to re-apply. Some people have already gone, others are planning to leave, disgusted by the way this 'review' has been handled.

The other week I re-applied for the job I've been doing for the past 17 years, at least guaranteed an interview. In my case, however, it was more of an informal chat about the role and any changes that may be made.

I had that @ 11.am today. :shock: At 3:08 pm this avo I got my answer - and it was YES! :woohoo:

So, instead of being a grade 2 person, I am now a grade 3, AND I can officially call myself a library assistant!!! :woohoo:

Sweet relief!!!!!!! :hi5:

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Re: Grassy's Been Promoted!!!!!!

Postby WWordsworth » October 11th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Well done Grassy, they clearly value you.
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Postby earthmaiden » October 11th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Congratulations Grassy! Every cloud has a silver lining!!
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Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » October 11th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Congratulations Grassy :mug:
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Postby Grasshopper » October 11th, 2018, 8:21 pm

As some of you know, I have a mild motor disability (it's so mild that you wouldn't know I had it unless I told you). I know that I'm better off than many other people with disabilities, including my own sister. Even so, I was worried that someone more able more able than me would go after my job & get it, but thankfully that hasn't happened! :kneel:

It will mean some extra duties, BUT it will also mean a bit more money in the bank account every month! :tu: ;)

So, much relief! :kneel:

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Postby suffolk » October 11th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Lovely news Grassy! Jolly well done you :tu: :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Postby uschi » October 11th, 2018, 9:28 pm

Congratulations Grassy!!!
You so deserve it!!!
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Postby StokeySue » October 11th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Well done Grassy!
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Postby Rainbow » October 11th, 2018, 10:06 pm

Well done, Grassy. That's great news :D
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Postby cyprusmoira » October 12th, 2018, 5:07 am

Great News Grassy, every little helps :hi5:
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Postby Zosherooney » October 12th, 2018, 6:19 am

A pat on the back for you Grassy :tu:
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Postby TeresaFoodie » October 12th, 2018, 8:25 am

Wonderful news! Well done! The relief must be enormous! :hug: They obviously know a good employee when they see one. :kneel:
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Postby Meganthemog » October 12th, 2018, 8:49 am

Well done Grassy - how lovely to have a job you obviously love - and to be recognised for being the right person for it. :luv:
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Postby Seatallan » October 12th, 2018, 9:21 am

So happy for you Grassy (and lovely to hear some happy news this morning as well as some sad news). Huge hugs and hope you have a drink or two to celebrate! :luv: :wave: :cocktail:
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Postby Bubbles » October 12th, 2018, 9:40 am

Congratulations! You deserve it! :cocktail:
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Postby Chinchilla_lady » October 12th, 2018, 9:43 am

:cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail: Well done Grassy.
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Postby liketocook » October 12th, 2018, 10:02 am

Congratulations Grassy :hi5: :hi5:
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Postby Ratatouille » October 12th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Well done Grassy :hi5: have a :cocktail: on us.
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Postby slimpersoninside » October 12th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Good for you Grassy. Congratulations.
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Postby KC2 » October 12th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Congratulations, Grassy :cocktail: :cocktail: :hi5:
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Postby nursemimi » October 12th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Well done

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Postby PatsyMFagan » October 12th, 2018, 5:58 pm

That's great news :tu: :tu: :tu: :hi5: :hi5: :hi5:
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Postby sueturnersmith » October 13th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Congratulations!
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Postby karadekoolaid » October 13th, 2018, 5:17 pm

Well done, grassy!! Celebrations are in order!! :hungry: :hungry: :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail:
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Postby Kavey » October 13th, 2018, 10:35 pm

That's a huge deal, well done, you must be both relieved and chuffed to bits!!!
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