What to do if you want to reduce
Assess your real chances of staying in the workplace. Often, employers prefer to save on those employees, without which you can manage at least for a while. Under threat - marketers, PR-managers, development directors, deputy specialists, employees of tourism and employment agencies.
If you have been working for a long time in this company, you probably know the weak and strong points of your colleagues. It often happens that the team has equally strong staff. In this case, you need to stand out against their background in a certain way. Keep in mind that you should not portray increased activity or appeal to the pity of the leadership (for example, talking about loans, small children, the need for treatment, etc.). This behavior only belittles and takes your professional qualities to the background. It is necessary to act differently.
The management of the company should give preference to you, not based on your personal situation, but because of your direct work. Take on a long-term project as part of your position. If you do not have a project format, then develop an action plan to achieve certain indicators. This can be a complex of anti-crisis measures, optimization of the workflow, ways to attract new customers, ways to minimize costs. In this case, it may be useful not even a very large, but significant for the company plan.
Be ready to reduce your salary. Define in advance a minimum for which you can afford to stay at this workplace. If it is still more profitable for you to cut your expenses than to fall under the cut, prepare yourself for such a situation, so that it does not knock you out of the rut. Try to negotiate at least the approximate terms of returning to the old fees, when the crisis ends.
If the reduction is still inevitable, try to extract the maximum benefit from it. Find out what compensation you are entitled to in this case. By law, you are entitled to a severance pay in the amount of your average salary for the last year, and this amount is paid additionally within two months after the termination. If you still have unused vacation, you can also expect to pay them. That's why you have to go through a formal reduction procedure, and not write a statement of your own volition, because in the latter case you do not need any payments.
The employer has no right to reduce pregnant women, single mothers (children under 14 years) and young mothers with children under 3 years of age dependent. However, in practice, things can be different. Your boss can force you to leave by writing an application of your own choosing. In this case, you have two ways: defend your rights by contacting lawyers or the labor inspectorate, or try to negotiate with the leadership in circumvention of similar procedures and receive certain compensation.