I have posted before on here about how crap my job was. Well today it just got crapper!!! We had been warned that there could be lay offs or redundancies and today it happenned. We have all been laid off for at least one month - maybe 3 or 4. I have to go in tomorrow to run the payroll so everyone knows what they are owed up until today - who knows when we will get the money! As I am 23 weeks +4 I am just at the start of my qualifying period for my SMP - so being laid off now couldn't have come at a worsse time. It will mean that I will be down to the basic £106 for the whole of my maternity leave - as the 90% of pay bit is based on the 8 weeks running up to your qualifying week (how complicated is that?) - 5 of which I will get no income for! I hope to get some temping work to tide me over until I need to finish to have baby - but it has really annoyed me that the timing is so bad and that down to my hopeless, incompetent employer I will now loose out on 90% of my pay for 6 weeks most of which would have come from the government. GRRRRRRRRRR so fed up!!!!!!!!!