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Your job is to find a job or create a job by starting a business, or to go off in a completely different direction. But your time needs to be applied to planning and acting to find a meaningful work life.
So people who care about you want to help, and that is great. However, the inputs you receive may be contradictory and confusing. We all have opinions, not everyone has knowledge.
You may be confident or shy, you may be resilient or naïve, but if you are reticent to accept or look for help, think again.
A critical friend or willing guide will be an invaluable source of support. It is Rumsfeldian to acknowledge we don’t know what we don’t know.
Frequently, we hear people say how difficult it is to create their own CV or complete application forms. For some there is too much information to crystallise into a compact form. For others they don’t know what to write; they do their job, what else is there to say? Some people are reticent to feel as if they are bragging, their natural style is at odds with .
Perhaps the worst time in a redundancy process is after its announcement, but before it is known who will be the ‘victims’. Speculation and gossip abound, it affects people’s output, it worries everyone even though only a percentage will be impacted.
When a job is lost it isn’t only the redundant person affected. The effects are across the family, even the children. It is the not knowing that hurts most.
Tensions may rise and the outcomes are occasionally dramatic. Everyone wants to see progress and being able to monitor activity by being a member of our online website demonstrates it.
More people die at around four am than any other specific time. It is also the time people wake up to worry. They lie in bed restlessly, trying hard not to disturb anyone else but with a mind in turmoil.
The biggest problem is the compounding factor of extrapolation; I am losing my job, I won’t be able to pay the mortgage, the house will be lost, we will be homeless, divorce is inevitable, and I will never see my kids again…
Thankfully, society has begun to recognise the scale of our mental health crisis and its direct correlation with physical well-being. Until someone is faced with the prospect of losing their job and the ramifications of it, they cannot know how it will affect them.