Colleagues seem upset I am unaffected by the company laying off staff
Apprentice star and vice-president of West Ham United Karen Brady Get answers to your career-related questions. Also, try our money-saving tips.
Here, she advises readers on the resentment conflicts of joining a company during a consultation period.
Q) I recently joined a new company and recently learned that the company is entering a consultation period. This will not affect my role, but will result in the dismissal of some people.
Had I known they were planning to cut staff, I probably wouldn’t have joined the company, but more importantly, my colleagues weren’t very welcoming, so in uncertain times like this I feel that you are resentful of my hiring.
I understand they are more worried about their future, but it was a tough start for me as well.
Do you have any advice for getting along with a new colleague?
jane by email
A) This is a difficult situation, but your biggest advantage here is being able to be honest and transparent with your colleagues.
When you joined the company, you didn’t know there would be personnel cuts, so it’s as much a shock to you as it is to them.
Be yourself and don’t be afraid to talk. colleague You may think you have something to hide.
Be friendly, but don’t avoid what’s going on. If necessary, say: stress It must be a very worrying time because of the possibility of surplus manpower. I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused to everyone, and I was completely unaware of the situation before joining, but if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. ”
In this way, you show your ignorance while being compassionate.
But the most important thing for you is getting the job done successfully.
Be patient and conscientious with people in the office, but don’t let it get in the way of your work
5 ways to save money…
From loyalty cards to new driving hacks, Sunconsumer reporter Sophie King explains how to drive a car cheaply.
do your research
Gas prices vary from vestibule to vestibule, so use our comparison tool to find the lowest price near you.
Visit Petrolprices.com to see which stations can save you money.
The amount depends on which car you own and where you fill up, but the website says comparing prices can save some drivers £220 a year.
The better the car performs, the less it costs to drive.
Inflate your tires to the correct pressure to remove excess weight. The heavier the car, the more fuel it consumes.
for example, Cargurus.co.uk, Leaving a roof rack on your vehicle not only adds unnecessary weight, but it also changes the aerodynamics of your vehicle. Increased wind resistance can increase fuel costs by about 10%.
avoid premium gasoline
Drivers sometimes choose premium unleaded fuel over standard fuel.
It’s more expensive, and unless you have a high-performance car, you likely won’t need it.
On average, premium fuel costs 10 pence more per liter, so you’re unnecessarily paying £5.50 extra to refuel a 55 liter family car.
use a loyalty scheme
Supermarket loyalty schemes can save you money on gas.
Earn 1 point on your Tesco Clubcard for every £2 spent at Tesco petrol stations and 1 point for every £3 spent at Esso petrol stations.
Earn a £1.50 voucher for every 150 points. Esso has partnered with Nectar and redeem 300 Nectar points to save 5 pence per liter.
Similarly, Shell Go+ customers save fuel for every 10th visit.
Discounts vary, but shoppers can get around 3% off fuel purchases, so if you spend £60, you’ll save £1.80.
Work with friends and family to share the cost of commuting to work or school.
Ask at work if there are car sharing groups you can join, or download the free apps GoCarShare and Liftshare to find other drivers to travel with.
According to Liftshare, users save an average of £1,000 per year.