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A friends company is restructuring he is currently doing two roles which they are separating not sure why they would do this?,.He has to re apply for a job, can they significantly reduce his wage and is there anything he can do

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  • BrynsamBrynsam Forumite
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    The company can certainly do this and probably has no option but to do so in the current climate. So yes, he can do something: apply for a job, assuming he wants one. 
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    A friends company is restructuring he is currently doing two roles which they are separating not sure why they would do this?,.He has to re apply for a job, can they significantly reduce his wage and is there anything he can do
    I don't think it matters whether you know why they would do it; it's your friend's job, after all. He's got two choices: apply for a job as his employer has suggested, or quit. Even if he's been working there for more than two years, there is no guarantee that he would have any sort of claim for redundancy, constructive dismissal or anything else, assuming that the employer follows the correct processes and he is given the option to apply for 'suitable alternative employment'. 'Suitable' doesn't mean conditions such as salary have to be the same; not sure what you mean by 'significantly' reduce his wage?
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    Well as they will be employing another person for one of the jobs it stands to reason they will lower the wage, as he has been doing both jobs well with no complaints it does not seem very fair
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    Given the unemployment rate, isn't it good that there will no be an extra job for someone? Though businesses rarely act in altruistic ways, there will be economic reasons why they want 2 people to cover the tasks like cover when one person is on leave or sick.
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    Well as they will be employing another person for one of the jobs it stands to reason they will lower the wage, as he has been doing both jobs well with no complaints it does not seem very fair
    So you are making comments based on what you believe 'stands to reason' rather than finding out the facts? Mightn't it be more useful if you suggested to your friend that he established what is actually proposed?
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    Marcon said:
    Well as they will be employing another person for one of the jobs it stands to reason they will lower the wage, as he has been doing both jobs well with no complaints it does not seem very fair
    So you are making comments based on what you believe 'stands to reason' rather than finding out the facts? Mightn't it be more useful if you suggested to your friend that he established what is actually proposed?
    All that has been established is that his job has been split into two separate jobs.I presume the salary will be discussed at the interview.
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    Marcon said:
    Well as they will be employing another person for one of the jobs it stands to reason they will lower the wage, as he has been doing both jobs well with no complaints it does not seem very fair
    So you are making comments based on what you believe 'stands to reason' rather than finding out the facts? Mightn't it be more useful if you suggested to your friend that he established what is actually proposed?
    All that has been established is that his job has been split into two separate jobs.I presume the salary will be discussed at the interview.
    You would expect it can be discussed way before interview, and especially for an internal candidate.

    I don't particularly agree with the idea that if you fulfill two roles and they decide to have two people doing the roles separately going forward that your money will go down... in my world hybrid people more commonly earn an average of the two salaries than having a loading above the higher salary. You really need to look at the motivation for the split... maybe the workload is going to increase in which case no paycut... if its simply two people are going to be doing it then I would more expect them to be two part time people on the same monies then pro-rata for hours worked.
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