So after working for 18 long years, you suddenly get news that your service is no longer needed. Its not a great feeling to being told that ‘ you are a great employee. Unfortunately the company is going through some changes and you are not part of that plan”. The words were told to me by my friend and colleague and I am sure that woukd have been difficult for him to do so as our families are close too.
It took time for me to collect my thoughts and get my bearings right. My mind was filled with thoughts. So what were my thoughts:
1. Anger. How the hell could i be asked to leave?. Howwwww
2. Pity: After anger came self pity. How could I be asked to leave?. I am a good person.
3. Helplessness: What will happen to me and my family?. How will we survive???.
4. Tears: A tear did appear. Afterall I am human too.
5. Acceptance : Once I went through the 4 stages I began to slowly accept the reality that I dont have a job.
Lot of thoughts were running through my mind the whole day. But once the reality sinked in , I begin to ask myself, what shoukd I be doing. The first thing which I decided to do was to call my spouse and let her know about it.
The reaction of my spouse was refreshing. She said ” so what my dear, you can spend more time with your family “. What a great thing to say. It made me realise how much my family missed me. In the rush to make money, I forgot the reason I was earning money was for my family. Another thing she said was that the savings we had wpukd last us for few years. So there was no need to look for work immediately.
With the above vote of confidence from my spouse, I set about thinking on what my future plan is going to be .
One thing I was sure that I don’t want to be working for anyone That I am sure. I don’t want go through this process again. Working hard on somebody else’s dreams and once it’s fulfilled , being let go. I wanted to be independent.
So Help me Out WordPress members. What should I do?