When life throws you a curve-ball

A couple of months ago, I was summoned to a top managers office. He handed me a letter, which said that due to low workloads, he wanted to discuss the future of my job position. As expected, I later found out that meant they were going to disestablish my position, and I would be without a job.

I tried to fight this, seeing if I could do different work at different locations, but it was all to no avail. In the end, I was made redundant from my job, and am on the hunt for a new one. Last week was my last week of work there.

I will admit that the whole thing has been nerve wrecking, and quite exhausting. I will also admit that I have had mixed emotions about the whole thing. I have had a good few years at this company, and learnt a lot of new skills, but I was yearning for a change. A place with less drama, politics and selfish micromanaging bosses hindering me from development and recognition. So, you could say, I was secretly happy to leave, but I didn’t want it like this, without job security. I’ve made a few friends at this place, and it will be sad to leave them. Without making a big deal out of it, I had a small lunch at a restaurant with some co-workers and my team.

On the plus side, I have had a few job interviews recently, so maybe I won’t be out of work for too long. Having a whole amount of extra job experience certainly helps. It shouldn’t be as difficult as when I was job searching as a fresh graduate – that was a nightmare of a time which also makes for an interesting story. But still, job searching sucks really hard.

What this all means is that I will have a bit more spare time on my hands, when I’m not job hunting of course. I have a lot of blog post ideas which I haven’t got around to, so you’ll hear more from me in the next while.

I’m not too happy about my whole situation, but maybe some good will come out of this. I’m trying to remain optimistic.

– TCA.


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11 thoughts on “When life throws you a curve-ball

  1. That happened to me last August. It wasn’t too hard to find work, but hard to find something I wanted. I did get lucky finally and got something I can probably do remote after a couple years. That is what I’m hoping for so I can get back to traveling. Good luck mate.

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  2. In July, it’ll be 23 years for me working at the same place. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to start all over. I don’t want to even think about it.

    Hopefully you find something great and you can be happy doing it. I wish you the best of luck.

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    1. It’s not an easy thing that’s for sure. It depends what field you’re working in. In my field, jobs can be quite specialised, so if you wanna do something remotely similar, that would often mean relocating. Unless you are just happy with doing whatever puts food on the table.

      Thanks Ben. I have had a couple of interviews recently for some decent jobs which I’d like. Now one company wants to fly me over to meet them in person and spend some time with them. If things go well then I’ll be working there hopefully.

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