The redundancy threat has got employees trembling at their desks. In the UK, after three years of recession, job security feels like a distant dream. The 24/7, ‘living to work’ culture has become worse, meaning that we labour harder for less pay, and sacrifice our family life for career progression. This is neither sane, nor healthy, but someone’s got to bring home the bacon.
If you’ve been made redundant, you’re probably experiencing a smorgasbord of emotion, from anxiety to depression. On the one hand, you’re concerned that you won’t be able to pay the bills, and on the other, you’re feeling like you’ve been thrown on the rubbish heap. Right now, there’s one resounding question in your mind: why me?