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Redundant Me !
I Need Therapy Now!
An hour I waited to be called, and then the head teacher greeted me at the curtain door;
I left the classroom engaged in informal pleasant small talk chat,
even though I smelt a rat;
As I sat down in the heads' office,
the certainty and the formality hit hard,
and the redundancy became the reality;
The official redundancy letter was read,
the pent up emotional tension unravelled
and soon felt in my head;
This news was expected,
the five of us to go had sensed this long ago!
The tears streamed down my face,a blurr,a dream but I didn't need to scream;
I'm glad to be going really,
I didn't fit into the social staffing click,
A political Catholic school, but hypocritical with its' ethics which rule!
Those children and staff will suffer I fear,
a child clings onto my dress "Don't go!"I hear;
This is what makes me unhappy, sad and oh so mad;
For we all had made a difference,
in helping these children to strive;
What will they and we do now with our lives?©
Redundancy is certainly an experience that no one wants to face, but this day and age an absolute possibility in any chosen career.
Sadly gone are those times when you could work yourself up the career ladder and have job security.
I just wanted to share with Huber's my emotional response to my recent redundancy.I had been a part-time special support assistant to an autistic child who would be leaving the primary school shortly to move on up to secondary high school.I also had a role in teaching assistant for group support and one to one speech and language development.I had worked at this school for just short of two years, so no redundancy payout for me :(
To the future
Redundancy can give your confidence a huge knock. In order to regain your confidence, you need to come to terms with being made redundant and take steps to get your professional life back on track.Remember it's usually budget cuts due to the recession that are responsible for your loss of job,you are still employable, after all you were good enough to get the job in the first place.
DO NOT TAKE IT PERSONALLY no matter how unfair the selection for redundancy may seem !
Some people actually find that, after the initial shock of being made redundant and the inevitable feelings of anger, they are able to move towards a career or lifestyle that suits them better than before. Redundancy can be the start of a new life full of adventures and opportunities that may not have come your way before.
Thank you for all the kind gifts,cards and amazing floral displays!Good luck to all my work colleagues who lost their jobs and I am grateful I've gained some life long friends.
So to the future for me and more time to enjoy reading and writing in this hub community !
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