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    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 18th Feb 17, 9:19 PM
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    It's a joke how they can get away with it. You can work your hardest for the next five years for nothing :-(
    Originally posted by Chingymoto
    What? You don't get a weekly wage?

    Although you now have to do 5 years with Manpower, you are still well paid and get the pay increments that mean that after 3 of 4 years you are on £30,000+ for unskilled manual work, more if you do shifts.

    We haven't reached the point of anyone getting to 5 years with Manpower yet, so there is no evidence either way of what will happen then.

    At least there is a chance of progression to a full time JLR contract, unlike a lot of places that are permanently agency.
    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 19th Feb 17, 1:13 PM
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    Union rep also advised no promise of a job after 5 years either even with 100% perfect record. They can simply let you go. They are not allowed to keep you as agency worker after 5 years is all. Don't expect a job.

    Think very carefully before accepting a job at JLR if you have a half decent job, especially if you want to get a mortgage etc. You must have 3 years under your belt as agency with most mortgage lenders. I had a very difficult time getting one and i paying over the odds for it due to being Manpower. I want to leave but can't afford too until my remortgage date comes up in 18 months which means i'd have been here over 3.5 years by then so can get a 'normal' mortgage rate.

    As stated the money is good for fairly simple work which is the only positive i can say about the place.
    • Markojack01
    • By Markojack01 4th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    To everyone dreaming of getting a job here, I've been there for 3 years and I am dreaming of getting away from the place. Yes it's decent pay but it certainly not a decent environment to work in.
    • dippa
    • By dippa 10th Mar 17, 11:00 PM
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    Why is it not a decent environment to work in ?
    • Chingymoto
    • By Chingymoto 12th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    @Markojack01 are you contracted or manpower?

    Also when your manpower be prepared to be moved around to different jobs or between FA1 and FA2 or body shop.

    I must just be unlucky but been here over 1 year now and been moved 8 times because contracted people have took my job.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 12th Mar 17, 7:30 PM
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    @Markojack01 are you contracted or manpower?

    Also when your manpower be prepared to be moved around to different jobs or between FA1 and FA2 or body shop.

    I must just be unlucky but been here over 1 year now and been moved 8 times because contracted people have took my job.
    Originally posted by Chingymoto
    That can happen to anyone, all based on length of service.

    Had a bloke working with us a couple of weeks ago who had been moved from his job after it was de-manned (only a 4 man section) and he had nearly 30 years service!
    • Markojack01
    • By Markojack01 13th Mar 17, 10:56 PM
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    I'm contracted have been for 3 years nearly. That doesn't mean that I didn't have to move from Fa1 to Fa2. It's just not a nice place to be. I hate the politics there and the new daily rumours etc.
    • tdl
    • By tdl 21st Mar 17, 12:49 PM
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    Rumours are they are cutting numbers in easter, no manpower at all. update in the next few weeks.
    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 21st Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    There are over 2000 agency at Solihull alone. Not gonna be building that many cars then if they cut them all.
    • grdonc
    • By grdonc 21st Mar 17, 9:37 PM
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    I presume he is talking about the Halewood plant. The management are looking to make their annual efficiencies.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 22nd Mar 17, 3:52 PM
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    Could be Castle Brom.

    Heard today that all the Manpower there are being moved to Solihull and they want another 200 volunteers to move.
    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 23rd Mar 17, 2:54 PM
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    Hope so. Want to get back on 3 shift ASAP.
    • tdl
    • By tdl 24th Mar 17, 1:18 AM
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    Halewood
    So many rumours of people going, same every year, I am going with the idea that I have to find a new job in the next 2-3 weeks because It feels terrible working with all the different whispers going around.
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