Is your next step a career shift?
Over the last few years many people have been affected by severe career shifts caused by redundancy or problems within the company that employed them. And now, with Covid-19 impacting everything, the problem is much worse for older workers.
Dealing with redundancy
Redundancy brings with it many profound emotions. There is the initial shock. Few people presume that they will be the one to go even when there have been warnings. Individuals and their families are worrying about their future. This can be compounded by the grief of leaving friends and perceived security. There may be a sense of anger at the company or at the individual who has made this decision. Indignation and hurt are personalized: ‘Why me? Why not someone else who didn’t work as hard?”
In contrast, there is often a sense of relief that the deed has finally been done. You now know where you stand. I’ve known situations where redundancy was a cause for celebration, a granting of freedom.
Of course there is no emotional value in redundancy. It is how you react to it that counts!