Having A Break For A Couple Of Days

Well I’m going to be signing off for a couple of days.

I have been having a bit of a rough time of late – as with many companies around the world the company I work for is having to slightly downsize due to the global economy, An announcement was recently made to this effect and to be honest it is very worrying. I have survived two previous redundancies in the business and I am fortunate to have also survived the third as has my team who work for me. Unfortunately other teams have not been so lucky and various people have been and are being made redundant.

Redundancy is a threat no matter what environment you work in and has never previously been something that I have worried about. I have always been of the belief that if something ever did happen I would be able to locate another position very quickly. However at the moment with a lot of companies downsizing and other unfortunately having to go out of business this might prove trickier than it would previously.

I believe that I could get another position quite quickly however at the moment I live about 5 minutes from work which is great as I get to see a lot of the family. I could potentially get another position quite quickly however I would either have to travel or live away during the working week. Of course this is something that I would do as I see myself as the providor for my family and will do anything I can to keep them happy – even if that means living away during the week.

Anyway it has really got me down recently. I worry about myself – my team members look up to me to provide them with support, guidance etc and I just need to get away for a couple of days.

So that is what I am doing – I am going away with the family for a couple of days – we are just going to relax, have fun and enjoy being away together.

So I will speak to you all again when I return – hopefully in a happier mood!

  1. My employer just put us through a similar situation, so I can definitely sympathize. Take care, enjoy your time away.

  2. Peter, hang in there. My team and I have also survived 3 downsizings over the last year so I know what you are going through. Go away, relax, spend some quality time with your family, and come back rested.

    Take care – Steve

  3. Thanks for the kind comments.

    As I am Peter’s father it is obvious how I feel – I’m sure Peter will cope with whatever, if anything, comes his way. I have every confidence in him.

    I saw him and family today, they had a good time.

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  4. Thanks for your support.

    It is a hard time to be going through but we had a great time away – swimming, eating and generally having fun.

    I have come back with a mindset of providing all the support needed to my team, doing the best job I possibly can and if it happens it happens. After all there is nothing I can do to prevent it so if it happens I will just deal with it then.

    All I need to do now is come up with some type of invention or a website like You Tube!!

    Thanks again.

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