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A fair go???

By papadoc - 11 December 2008 88

So once again I find myself out of work…sort of.

I was working for an un-named small business for a couple of months, everything going well and then out of the blue last Friday I recieve a letter in my mailbox stating that my employment has been terminated with no reason given. Obviously I call them up and get told to come in on Monday and talk about re-employment. I go in, get offered my old job back and told to start Thursday. Now, I go in this morning, get given my contract which has now been changed so I’m getting about $10 000 less per year and with a start date of mid January.

Does this seem fair to anyone? I’m just curious about how legal it is etc.

Oh, and does anyone need an IT guy here in Canberra 🙂

[ED – I’d quite like to know which company is behaving like this so I can take my business elsewhere.]

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88 Responses to
A fair go???
Cameron 12:26 pm 11 Dec 08

realityskin said :

For free though ..

I have been known to work for beer.

Kizzle 12:25 pm 11 Dec 08

You just got railed.

p1 12:25 pm 11 Dec 08

Even if you don’t name and shame, you could post a scan of the letter (and offer) with company name obscured.

Sounds like the scrip of one of the Labor propaganda ads of last year

realityskin 12:24 pm 11 Dec 08

For free though ..

Cameron 12:18 pm 11 Dec 08

Okay, just give me a call

realityskin 12:15 pm 11 Dec 08

Cameron come around and get rid of Vundo for me

Jim Jones 12:12 pm 11 Dec 08

Sounds pretty freakin illegal to me.

Also sounds remarkably like WorkChoices.

ant 12:10 pm 11 Dec 08

This is why we had workplace protection laws in teh first time. Many employers are not very fair, at all. This is disgusting!!!!!! And I bet it’s illegal, too. On a number of fronts.

Get on to the Employment Advocate, although i have a dim memory that they’ll direct you to the local territory version first. Even if you go off finding another job, do soemthing about this crowd. It’s really quite outrageous.

Cameron 12:09 pm 11 Dec 08

Yes, I may have the need for a network administrator’s services in the very near future. Ongoing work. Contact me through

harvyk1 12:06 pm 11 Dec 08

Well it’s very simple for the other side to give a response.

This doesn’t surprise me, I also though sending the letter in the post rather that sitting you down was pretty gutless.

As others have asked, what type of IT guy are you?

S4anta 12:05 pm 11 Dec 08

The whole IT shebang is tightening at the moment, I think this will the tip of the iceberg.

Skidbladnir 12:01 pm 11 Dec 08

Methinks this is only one side of a story.
(IE: Less than half)

dexi 11:59 am 11 Dec 08

Name and shame……………

Thumper 11:57 am 11 Dec 08

I thought Gillard killed all this sort of stuff off last month?

So they’ve sacked you for the down period over Xmas and dropped your pay?

Name and shame.

justbands 11:56 am 11 Dec 08

Wow. That is dodgy. I’d name & shame personally.

What variety of IT guy?

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