One of the worst experiences of any persons career must be receiving the news that they are being made redundant.
As the initial shock turns into a nauseating kind of realisation that we need to tell loved ones, before evolving into the terror of working out how we will keep a roof over our head. It can feel a cold, lonely and frightening place.
Questions such as, How much do I owe?, How much have I got?, How long will it last? are quickly followed by Why me?, This is unfair!, I must be no good.
Thousands of words whizzing around inside our head that connect to form sentences which we apply our own, individual meaning to, and all this within a split second – they can serve more to paralyse than push us forward.
Remember this: our own response to the situation determines how much of our sanity remains intact when we get through this, and come out of it stronger on the other side.
There is a way, you can do it.
The following advice is offered from my own personal experience of consultation that resulted in me being without a job after 37 years of continuous employment. My intention being to give you some of the steps that helped me find a way through. I’m not claiming that it’s a full definitive list or that it will be plain sailing, although what following the steps in the list will do, is increase your chances of moving forward.
Laura On 28/10/2019 at 19:58
Great piece, Joe. Have been there myself and you have offered some very sound advice.
Joe McNicholas On 28/10/2019 at 20:00
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