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61 AND REDUNDANT

"THE ANGER. Surviving redundancy during the Coronavirus Pandemic"

LEARNING TO COPE WITH REDUNDANCY - ANGER

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I am married, 61 and have been made redundant in March 2020. I hope that my experiences may give you reassurance. (may not be in the right order, but you get the gist). It is STAY AT HOME, STAY ALERT Covid-19 lockdown.

“Wake up, wake up, you sleepy head, get up get out of bed”

It's 5am Monday morning. My wife has just left for work.
Lets see whats on the computer for the day.

Today I am feeling so angry.

  • Why me?
  • I know I was really good at my job, so why was i chosen?
  • Never late.
  • Knowledge of all the computer systems, it did not seem to make sense?
  • Was it my age?
  • Things had been said and done over the last year that made me uncomfortable, overlooked for jobs etc.
          I thought the company had an issue with older workers but I had been reassured that everything would be ok.

Then it Happened......

I was emailed by a (now former) work colleague who was also made redundant.

  • 10 people were selected and made redundant, 9 were over 50 years old.
  • Most had not been offered any other positions within the company.

Up to this point I thought I was the only one who was made redundant.