Since this blog ran a series of entries written by an IT professional who lost his job as part of an offshoring deal I have had many messages from people in the same situation.
As the Ousted IT blogger is back at work and unable to blog for Inside Outsourcing I thought it apt to round the whole series of eleven posts into one post. It is fitting that I post on a Tuesday when the Ousted IT blogger’s posts would normally appear.
Hopefully this will help IT professionals that find themselves in a similar position.
The first post made by the Ousted IT Blogger was on January 19. He had already been out of work for some time.
In this blog he described how he lost his job as part of an offshoring agreement with an Indian supplier.
He talked about the injustice of service providers taking advantage of a loophole in the UK immigration system which works against thousands of UK IT professionals every year.
Part 2: Ousted IT Blogger hits jobcentre
Part two saw the Ousted IT Blogger relay the depressing experience that is going to the jobcentre.
Recruitment agencies get the Ousted IT Blogger treatment in the third part of the series.
In this part Ousted IT Blogger vents more displeasure at the lack of policing if the Intra Company Transfer visa system.
The fifth part of the series saw the Ousted IT Blogger describes the experience of having to start applying for jobs that you are not really suited for.
Part 6: Ousted IT blogger’s redundancy makes him fit and softens his feet
In this part the Ousted IT blogger talks about how redundancy has made him fitter.
The industrial relations troubles of companies that have transferred workers to suppliers are the subject of the seventh blog post from the ousted blogger.
A landmark was reached in this post. The Ousted IT Blogger had been unemployed for six months at this point. The DWP stopped paying him Jobseekers Allowance so he has £64.30 less every week.
In this post the Ousted IT Blogger describes a good experience with a recruitment agency. But he reveals the fierce competition in the IT jobs market.
Part ten of the series explains how job seekers should expect highs and lows.
The Ousted IT blogger is no longer out of work and made this his final post. We wish him well.
Please send in your thoughts and experiences because, as the ousted IT blogger’s posts have, it might help people keep on track during hard times.