TK421 wrote:At the end of the day worrying about changing condidtions in a promotion I would regard as 'little to worry about' as you'd have a job and a good one in today's climate.
Depends on what you call changing conditions in a promotion. If you already have excellent conditions with a pay structure that is £8k - £10k better than somebody doing the same job are you going to go for promotion, change jobs and take a pay drop - I don't think so. As part of the TUPE conditions they had to make allowances for the transfer of the office to another more than thirty miles away. That was all taken into account and remains to this day as far as a I know.
Personally I took the money and left. I used to able to travel to work by train regardless of shift and in about thirty minutes. The new arrangements was either more than an hour and a half each way by train or a thirty plus miles trip each way across country by car. They were not prepared to compensate me for the inconvenience. In another case they paid for a taxi to collect a collegaue from home and take him to work. It was still going on some years later because he refused to go for promotion knowing he would be giving that little perk up which was worth a lot of money to him, and a saving of time as he genuinely didn't own a car. A taxi to go thirty miles on a Saturday or a Sunday would be a small fortune if he had to pay for it himself, besides which a man sitting in the next seat and on a FGW contract doing an identical job was way below what he was earning, and none of the trimmings ie no overtime requirement, no working on days off except at short notice and he would get that time back later. I am afraid we were very lucky and got treated well , our terms and conditions were second to none, and anything else was very second class.
Lots to think about there but depends on a lot of factors. I took the money at the age of fifty seven went to work for Network Rail on seven hours a week less and some hundred of pounds better off monthly because of the pay structure. Just be careful what you are giving up. The money is important but so are the conditions.