Being made redundant kind of sucks.
I can say this with some authority because it’s happened to me, er... five times now.
(Oh and for the record, I'm 38 and way too young to be this experienced at losing jobs in my honest opinion.)
But in the industry I went and chose for myself all those years ago when my eyes were still bright and my tail still bushy (print media, FYI) along with so so many others, job losses have sadly become par for the course in recent years.
Especially since this whole pandemic thing kicked off, hasn't that just been a kick in the d**k?
I never thought I’d get used to losing my job, but when I started to average two redundancies every two years, I realised I... kind of developed a knack for it. Oh and, for the record, I don't suck at what I do. From closures to mergers and downsizing, I just seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time... a lot of the time.
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I'm not trying to sound blasé about this whole shebang. There’s absolutely no question that finding yourself without work is major, especially at a time like now (hello, cost-of-living crisis), and a job loss can be absolutely devastating.