greenbee wrote: »
MTSM - the private sector don't make people redundant unless they have to. It's too expensive. They manage people out.
You may have worked in the public sector, but I'm not sure you understand how the private sector works. There has always been much less job security and much less flexibility in the private sector. Many people chose to work in the public sector for precisely those reasons - more likelihood of a 'job for life' at a time when they no longer existed in the private sector, better workplace benefits including more family-friendly and flexible working policies as well as pensions.
Many of the very expensive public-sector pension schemes are now being reformed, as well as many of the other policies - but I know many of those who have moved from the public to private sectors have found the transition very difficult (or in some cases impossible due to lack of transferable skills). I suspect there are plenty on MSE who have made the change and can comment on the pros and cons.
Gigervamp wrote: »
Just want to say that I'm enjoying the way the conversation in this thread meanders.
New plans have just been announced by the Government
DON'T assume your landlord covers you
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