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    Help! My employer wants me to go Self Employed
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    • 14th Oct 09, 12:41 PM
    Help! My employer wants me to go Self Employed 14th Oct 09 at 12:41 PM
    Yesterday my boss [MD & Owner] advised that due to 'the current economic situation', all staff were required to take a pro rata pay cut for six months beginning November pay packet....but they would need us to go Self Employed during that time too.

    After my initial shock at the though of potentially losing up to 250 a month. It suddenly occured to me that whilst being SE, I would be at the company's mercy. I could lose my benefits, sick and holiday pay. Surely this could also mean that if at the end of the six month period, things had not picked up and the company had to let us all go, they could merely drop me like a hot potato. Being SE I would lose my right to redundancy?! I have been with them for 3.5yrs.

    Please can anyone give me SE pros and cons advise about this matter. I am worried because I used to work for this boss at his previous company [with him for 5yrs] and watched him systematically and underhandedly sack people whilst completely covering himself and his company with no legal recriminations. Later he went on to merge and eventually sell his company, cr&ping on all of his remaining loyal staff.
    I dont trust him one little bit!

    Desperate of Reading
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