Beat redundancy and recession. Boost your confidence, rediscover your motivation and refocus your talents. Stop long term unemployment becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Conquer the recession and become a successful entrepreneur.
Good news, what good news?
Every time you turn on the television there seems to be more depressing news about the state of the economy.
There seems to be little escape from the bad news and at times you feel that you want to ignore it, bury your head in the sand and forget that it might be you next.
But deep down inside, you feel afraid and vulnerable, fearful of the rejection and all that it brings, not knowing how you would cope if and when it is your turn.
Living with the fear of redundancy
Every time the company e-mail goes around that there is to be a meeting your heart flutters. Is this the meeting – the one where they say the company needs to make cuts and you are to be put on notice that your ‘job is at risk’ - that modern
euphemism for ‘we’re going to let you go but we have to follow a process’.
At times you find yourself worrying; what will I do? Shall I look for a new job now? How am I going to pay the mortgage? How will I tell my partner? How will we cope? What about my kids? Will my marriage survive?
Sleepless nights, a loss of motivation and a sense of barely contained fear seem to be all that work means at the moment.
Your private life becomes a living hell. Preoccupation with work often results in you taking out your feelings on your partner and your children. Sometimes you feel that you have to work even harder, so you sacrifice your family to your work.
You do it out of fear and not necessarily out of necessity, but never the less everyone suffers. This is a vicious circle of ever increasing stress and misery.
You manifest what you fear the most. Your fears become your reality as your behaviour subtly changes. A positive outlook and manner at work turn to one of pessimism and negativity. A lack of motivation and anger towards both the organisation and your
colleagues shows itself in more ways than you realise.
In fact your behaviour highlights you as an ideal candidate for redundancy. It’s almost as if you are steering yourself down the path you fear most and desire least.
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I used to live for my work and now I am redundant…
You are the breadwinner, the provider. It is your role to support your family and with redundancy you see yourself as having no purpose. You feel worthless. After all, what else can you do? And who would want you, now there’s so much competition in the job markets? The frustration, the sense of betrayal, of
not being able to answer back, of not being able to do something about the situation leaves you with many emotions and feelings that you don’t know what to do with.
‘What did I do wrong?’, ’was it my fault?’, ‘Maybe I wasn’t good enough?’, ‘they never appreciated me’, all thoughts and emotions that seem to circle your head with no answer.
So much seems stacked against you; you’re either too old or too young, lacking in experience or maybe even over qualified.
As a man you can feel impotent, not ‘man enough’ as your sense of identity and sense of ‘self’ are so wrapped up in your career. Your sex drive could well suffer, as work impotence turns into physical impotence.
As a woman, you feel the frustration and anger of the loss of your hard fought for career success. The financial independence that was yours now seems to count for little.
For both men and women, the result of being made redundant can be devastating. Suddenly you’ve gone from a ‘someone’ to a ‘no one’ and the ‘who am I? ’ question can trigger a real sense of insecurity that can lead to an identity crisis and depression. If your work colleagues were also your social group then the
loss is harder still, as your social circle can seem suddenly cut off.
Finding a new job can turn into an ordeal when you are battling with your negative emotions. It’s almost as if you ‘reek’ of negativity and lack of confidence - something that seems to be spotted at interview more easily than you may realise! Maybe this explains the reason why employers tend to favour those
already in a job to fill their vacancies rather than someone unemployed.
The longer you stay unemployed the more depressed and negative you tend to become. Also, there is the fact that the longer you are away from work, the rustier your skills become, facts that conspire to make employment even harder to attain.
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Though your colleagues drew the short straw and were told to go, you kept your job, but that initial sense of relief can often turn to shock. ‘It could have been me’ can leave you feeling numb and isolated. You see the reactions of your colleagues and friends, some of whom you’ve known for years and are good
friends, maybe even your best friend. In some respects you feel like the outcast.
What do you say to them? Are you supposed to be happy for you or commiserate with them? Do you feel guilty or secretly happy that you kept your job – a feeling that in itself can trigger guilt; how are you supposed to feel?
These feelings of confusion and the shock can manifest themselves in many ways. You can feel depressed, have sleepless nights, feel anxious and afraid and you can lose your self confidence. Often under heavier and unexpected workloads, the quality of your work might suffer and you take the increased levels of
stress and anxiety home with you. The irony of the situation is that you were the one they kept on, yet keeping you on has raised your stress levels and anxiety higher than ever before.
Sometimes you take out your anger on your colleagues ‘Why is he still here?’ when you know the better person has just been made redundant.
Your pent up emotions and resentments make for a very unpleasant work environment that could compromise your position. Not only do you not enjoy your work, but the unhappier you become, the more your private life suffers, to the point that life itself seems little more than a daily grind.
Survivor’s guilt can be crippling. Free yourself from this guilt and enjoy your job again. Find out how by visiting ourconsulting website, orcontact ustoday to book your consultation.
Change your life today … Live, don’t just survive
At The Naked Gene Juggler, we understand the far reaching effects that redundancy has on all aspects of your life and especially your identity, relationships, self worth and your sense of lack of control.
We will help you resolve the issues that limit your success and we will help you create the inner belief and positive attitude that is your all important "support system" in these difficult economic times.
Take the opportunity to be the director of your own life
Find out how you can…
• Beat redundancy and create new opportunities for success
• Boost your self confidence, rediscover your motivation and refocus your talents
• Conquer the recession, take risks with confidence and become a successful entrepreneur
• Overcome your relentless fear of redundancy, take away the panic and stop feeling trapped
• Stop the sleepless nights, insistent circular thinking and “what if’s”
• Beat your redundancy blues and stop depression and suicide
• Overcome survivor’s guilt and stop fearing “am I next?”
• Surf the turbulent waves of the recession without sacrificing your personal life
• Stop long term unemployment becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy
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