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Chris, I have an individual who has submitted a letter of
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I have been advised, yesterday, my position is to be
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A member of my staff has pre arranged unpaid leave next week
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I have been the victim of workplace bullying and resigned as
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Last week my work presented a proposal to disestablish my
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Hi Chris, further to your q&a on disestablished jobs, is disestablished
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I have resigned from Brand Developers and gave 2 and half weeks
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Hi, My employer has been seeking to change my working days
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