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.
Get up and and work for a new company you have created called HOMEWORKER.
HOMEWORKER is a self employed company with no pay, but plenty of tea breaks.
HOMEWORKER is a charity that to supports people in their 60’s that have been made redundant living in YOUR home.
HOMEWORKER job description:
- Working hours are equal to your partners.
- Complete household duties.
- Make a list of things that need doing, and try to complete 3 things that day.
- Be mega supportive when your partner comes home. (Remember they are as worried about your work and money situation).
- Must be presentable at all times. (in my case, shaved and showered)
When your partner comes home from work
Spend time to discuss how their working day has been.
- Share the work gossip and worries.
- Discuss the PPE protection at work.
- Reassure and tell them how proud you are that they are working in a pandemic.
- Be positive, be proud, tell them what YOU have completed today.
Create a shared routine with your partner.
My partner has a routine that she has done for years when she returns from work.
- Walks the dogs.
- Shops at the local shop.
- Cooks tea (she loves cooking)
WEEK 1 of redundancy (COVID19 Lockdown)
- We watched a film in the afternoon together.
- Go for a walk of cycle together.
- We always watch the soaps on TV together.
- We always have tea together.