Big Changes Ahead

Stressful times at KR. This morning I simply had to get out of the house so I grabbed my bag and keys, and set off walking. I considered walking and walking and walking all day, but after a brisk half-hour I felt calmer. It is unseasonably warm and sunny here, and I turned homewards, thinking of a cup of tea in the garden and some reassurance with the OH.

I have just four more days left in my job of 16 years. My redundancy is going to be paid in tiny monthly instalments, instead of the lump sum I am entitled to, and was counting on, since I have no other job to go to yet.  I have to take my employer to court in order to get the lump sum.  This could take months and will incur costs. Financially, this is a huge worry. In the meantime I have to turn up and do my job, through gritted teeth and with a false smile on my face. I am very sad about this because I have enjoyed this job very much, and I never thought it would end like this.

Still, fingers crossed that I will get another job soon, even if it’s only temporary.

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a dear friend in the city centre. The sun was shining. We took our picture reflected in these great spherical water features in the Peace Gardens.

Water feature in Sheffield Peace Gardens

Water feature in Sheffield Peace Gardens

Onwards and upwards!

L xx

5 thoughts on “Big Changes Ahead

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your job. I’ve been through layoffs twice with big implications on my financial situation and I know it’s not fun. You will get something better soon. Although it seems hopeless at the moment, it will turn out that it’s the best thing that could happen. Everything happens for a reason. Hang in there. 🙂


  2. I’m sorry for the stressful times! it’s unpleasant when a long-term employer treat the employee in such an unfair way… I’ve been there too. But as t.e.d.d.y. said, there will better things in the future!


  3. How horrid for you!!!

    I hope it all resolves fairly for you. My department is facing redundancy too, and everyone feels low.

    Hugs! Xxxx


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