Just over 6 years
The other person does not do the same job as me but some of my responsibilities were already in their job description and i never knew this, partly as they never performed those responsibilities and i always did them andbi hadnt seen their job description until recently. The other part of my role (finding new tenders and opportunities) has never been part of their role and the reason being given for redundancy is that there are not enough opportunities out there any more. I am having to train the person up to look for new opportunities and do the bits that are stated in their job description that they are currently not doing. They have just said that the other persons role is not up for consultation.
Techically i probably could, they are a business writer and i have in the past written bits for tenders but they have much more experience than me now as their role is mainly focussed on business writing, i originally went for the job over a year ago and they got the jobs over me. Our roles are quite different though.