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#1 Buttons

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:25 AM

I know that some of you are aware that I was dismissed from my job in January due to my ill health well today was the appeal / grievance hearing. It was a very long 2 meetings and at times was very unpleasant especially from Human Resources but with the support from my union I managed to survive it all.

I wanted to share my result with you all because I actually won my appeal!

The grievance part was not upheld but without the dismissal I'm not sure there would be a case. It has left me feeling much better in myself knowing that I stood up to them and stated my views. I did speak up & did not leave everything to my union guy which in it self has boosted my own self esteem which has been pretty low for quite a while now.

I have now got some time to really consider my options but even though I have won I do not wish to return there to work because it has left me with a nasty taste in my mouth. So will continue to see if Ill Health Retirement is possible or re-deployment or whether a redundancy is an option.

Thanks for listening to me ramble on but at least SSc has not beaten me yet.

Jensue

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:51 AM

Congratulations, Jensue!
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:00 AM

That is wonderful news Jensue! I am so happy for You!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:09 AM

That's great congrats!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:21 AM

Great news, Sweetie. I had every confidence in you. :D
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 09:51 AM

Yippee for you! I'm glad you won and even better, that you feel good about being able to participate on your own behalf!! :)
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:16 PM

Jensue:

That's the most important part; participating on your own behalf. So many times, things are done behind closed doors and you're not even aware of it.

Congrats on today's victory. Why, oh why, do we have to fight so hard?

Relax tonight and celebrate. Decide in your own time when and where you want to be.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

JenSue

BRAVO!

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:55 PM

Way to go!!!!! I 'm proud of you.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:36 AM

Congratulations to you! Good for you for standing up for yourself and hanging in there! I wish you luck on what your next move is and I'm glad it's a move that YOU get decide now!! Good for you!!!

Warm hugs,

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:06 AM

Jensue,

I'm very proud of you... for speaking on your own behalf. It IS very empowering when we stand up for ourselves.

Besides...Union Reps, though well intentioned... may not always say all the right things. In your case, you did and that's so great!

Congratulations :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:04 AM

Oh Jensue that is terrific!!! You go girl!
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:21 AM

Thankyou for all your kind messages.

I have to admit it felt good to have stood up for myself because normally I don't like to speak up and prefer to stay in the background.
I will now wait to hear from union after we receive the letter telling us the appeal was upheld to see what my options are. he has also told me not to do anything until it's run past the union, possibly because they may try to be very awkward especially HR.

I though I would have slept well last night but I didn't so still feel very exhausted to day, anyway hopefully I will sleep tonight after a glass of wine to celebrate.


Thanks again

Jensue

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:00 AM

Jensue,

That's a wonderful victory!!! Check one for Jensue!! :) Proud of you girl.

Karen

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:18 AM

You go girl. Sounds like nothing has beaten you.
Congrats.
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Posted 04 May 2008 - 05:12 AM

good for you, its like back in the olden days,hard to belive that you were dismiss due to illness..funny how we have to fight for our rights. so so glad you won....linda