Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bad news ...

Apologies for yet another long gap between posts ...

However, for once I have a decent reason (at least I think  it is!). The day after making my last post, I was called into a meeting by my boss at work, and told that due to the reorganisation within my department (which I'd known about for quite a while) my post was no longer required and therefore if I did not take the new position, I would be made redundant ...  bit of a shock ...

So instead of making things and doing hobby stuff over the last couple of weeks, I've been feeling sorry for myself and trying to decide if I want to take the new role - which is VERY different from my current role - or redundancy and the attendant risk of finding a new job. I've been made redundant before (twice actually) and it's not much fun at all.

So apologies for the lack of updates and especially to Simon for not replying to his facebook contact (I rejoined facebook just before getting this news)

12 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear it Colin. Sucks Man. Find the positive in it. It's a chance for something new either way. Here's a little quote from Tim Ferriss that rang true for me when It happened to me. “For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," just do it and correct course along the way.”

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  2. I can truly feel your plight. Unless the redundancy package is very worthwhile I would take the new position. You never know it might work out well for you. And let's be honest a good job is about the people you work with.

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  3. I truly empathise with you and don't envy you having to make such a decision, real life does suck sometimes.

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  4. I've been made redundant before as well - it hurts. Sometimes when faced with a really tough decision, I do this: go around for a while (1 hour? 1 day?) thinking to yourself that you've already decided on option 'A'. At the end of this period, decide whether you're comfortable with that "reality". If so then go with 'A'. Otherwise, go with 'B'.

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  5. Thats truly sucks ass mate. Been down the redundancy route once myself and under constant threat at the place I work now. Every 6-12 months it seems. We've just been forced into new terms and conditions as well. So understand how fed up you must be.

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  6. That does suck indeed. Now, we don't know all the details, but I have just entered the job market and I can tell you I feel sorry for myself since the first appointment! I think you shouldn't be afraid of trying something new, as long as you think you can do that other post. You only told us it's different, but this doesn't necessarily mean worse, thats my point. And while my opinion is probably worthless at my experience, but after a week, I can't say finding new job is fun.

    I do hope the change (whichever option you go with) will turn out to be for best!

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  7. At least if you take the new position you can look for work whilst searching for something better.

    I hope that things work out for you for the best.

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  8. That sucks really bad man, all I can say is good things still happen, so don't be afraid to take a risk, sometimes with risk comes great reward, good luck with which ever way you choose.... stay blogging.

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  9. I really feel for you, Colin. As others have said, I hope that everything turns out fine for you. I know from personal experience what it feels like to be unemployed and it is so soul destroying. You are in my prayers, mate.

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  10. You got to do what you feel is best for you Colin, good luck with whatever you decide!

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  11. Colin- I, like bryan, feel for you and know what the unemployed situation is like, having been "laid-off" from my job back in January when the company that owned the Portrait Studio I worked for closed all of our studios in the state of Michigan (along with other states). I have been looking for work since, but since I am a male over 25 years of age, I am classified as Unemployable by a lot of employers, such as retailers and fast food, or I don't have a degree or job experience required (some of the companies require at least a bachlors and 3-5 years on the job experience in that field).

    Hopefully with the Holidays coming up I will be able to at least get a seasonal job.

    Either way good luck with what ever route you choose.

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  12. Sorry to hear that news mate. I hope what ever you decide to do works out for the better.

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