Francis Wms. - Redundant Redunit

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Are you redundant or likely to be made redundant? Be positive. Did you feel the fear coursing through your veins when you’d discovered you’d been tossed in the garbage pile? That is worth nothing now. That’s right. You know, you do wonder why it’s you. Why the redundancy letter has our name on it and why it wasn’t several other people in the organization who probably should remain nameless. If the organization I think is determined to get rid of you it’s not if you’re going to go it’s when and how and I think in those respects get out with dignity. You wouldn’t know that she’s been through the hell of redundancy but the mental scars are still there. Let the world know that you’re available. It was a big shock for me to be honest. Let me guess, you have been made redundant. Do you now feel helpless, do you know what to do next? Very often they’ll say it’s the best thing that ever happened to them. I think that sometimes you can stay and fight but I think that if the organization really wants to get rid of you it’s just a matter of when. Redundancy doesn’t have to be all bad. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Any employer worth his salt decides at the outset who will stay and who will go. But the law requires the employers to pretend that they haven’t decided during consultation. Fear is your greatest enemy. Friends of mine are unemployed for years. Times have changed. Get it under control. Maybe it’s time to pursue a childhood dream. Perhaps it’s time to go and run a B&B in Wales. Am I doing more damage to the organization by staying than by going. Which is the better thing to do regardless of the pressure from other people. You think, what’s best for the organization? Now, after the initial shock I suppose being made redundant is never nice. It’s, you end up reassessing your life and reassessing what’s next. What, if they’re proposed twenty or more redundancies at one establishment within a period of ninety days there must be consultation by your employer with a recognized trade union or elected employee representatives. Realize that your job does not define who you are and that you are still the same person you were before the axe fell. First thing to thing about is that, ok, instead of actually going to work each day I’m going to go to work each day on what a nightmare, that is not what I’m afraid of. What I’m going to do next, who I am, what I want and what I can offer. And I’m going to make searching for a job my job. The past is irrelevant and the future has not yet presented itself.
Maybe it’s time to pursue a childhood dream. Perhaps it’s time to go run a B&B in Wales.

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from SpinTunes #5: Round 1, released July 2, 2012

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