Today is a big day for me, but not necessarily in a good way. That will hopefully change but I’m still not ready to feel it! Today is my first day without a job for 18 years, since the summer I left university in fact.
It’s been coming for many months, but as of 15th January I’ve been redundant. I only found out the previous day that it was actually going ahead as my appeal had been completely rejected! It’s not a good feeling and it won’t be for a long time. It doesn’t feel like any sort of relief now that the actual day itself has passed, particularly when it’s not as cut and dried as me leaving and it all being over. I have many issues about the way its been done and the fairness of it so I will be taking legal advice and probably taking it further. I can’t say I want to do that but I’ve spent 5 months fighting for my 13 year career with the same organisation and been lied to, undermined and treated very unfairly and unreasonably. Yes, most of that is my ‘opinion’ but the organisation has policies which have not been followed and in my view that’s just not fair.
It doesn’t help that today is classed as Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year! Just what I need!
This website was never meant to be about this type of issue, or anything other than craft, tea and cake, but I just feel I had to ‘vent’!
I will have more time on a day to day basis to crochet, see friends and try to get on top of things, but I am a great believer in working for a living if you possibly can and this doesn’t sit well with me at all.
Splurge over! Next post will be back to normal content!