A tough decision. Again
Jan30

A tough decision. Again

Regular readers will know things are being restructured at my work (again – it was only done two years ago). This time there will be no Mr Nice Council. Some people will end up redundant. For a blissful few weeks I saw a way out, a way to a better life for the whole family – me taking redundancy and working for myself at home. Taking the kids to school myself and picking them up again. I was looking forward to it.But then...

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Should I stay or should I go?
Jan07

Should I stay or should I go?

It’s been a few days now since the deadline passed to apply for voluntary redundancy at work. After thinking about it long and hard, I didn’t go for it.When we heard back in November that we were being restructured again and there would be redundancies, I felt that familiar dread setting in. Fear of losing my job, fear of doing an application and an interview, fear of being considered to be not good enough.But I went home...

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A rock and a hard place
Dec05

A rock and a hard place

I am officially at risk of redundancy. Long-term readers will know this isn’t the first time We’ve been there before. Only two years ago. I took the whole thing quite badly then – the stress, the pressure, the uncertainty… Frankly, I was a mess. Looking back on that time upsets me. I can hardly recognise the person I was then. I’ve moved on and cheered up so much in the last two years.I was desperate to get a...

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Reshuffled (again)
Apr05

Reshuffled (again)

Regular readers will know my ‘career’ has had its ups and downs in recent months. We were restructured and I was in serious fear of losing my job, then I found out I had a job and felt an overwhelming sense of relief. Then, to be honest, I slightly started wishing I’d lost it… And now it’s changing again. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. My years at the council have had more...

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