61 AND REDUNDANT
"Surviving redundancy at the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic."
LEARNING TO COPE WITH REDUNDANCY WEEK 1
Simple To Use. Simple To Order.
I am married, 61 and have been made redundant in March 2020. I hope that my experiences may give you reassurance..
It is the first week of the STAY AT HOME, STAY ALERT Covid-19 lockdown.
The Alarm Clock Sounds
It's 4:30 in the morning, the alarm clock sounds, my wife (key worker) gets up to prepare for work.
But what do I do until my wife gets home from work?
- Do I stay in bed?
- Do I get up and do some household duties?
- Do I start making a list of jobs to do around the house?
- Do I get up and look for a new job?
- Do I investigate my redundancy situation on the computer?
I’ve never experienced this situation before in my life, so what do I do?
The Previous Week.
Last Monday I got up at 5am to prepare to catch the 5:40 train to work, but today I have no work to go to.
Last week I was taking part in office banter.
- How Liverpool was going to win the league (I am a Manchester United fan)
- Will Jurgen do the impossible?
- Discussing what happened at the weekend.
- General chit chat with my workmates at the coffee machine.
Until my wife gets home from work today, I have no one to talk to.....