As the title of this blog post subtly suggests, I was made redundant last week.  Re-dun-dant.

 

No longer needed or useful.’  ‘Superflous.’

 

It’s never a nice feeling.  It hurts … and it’s the third time I’ve been made redundant – certainly doesn’t get easier as you get older.

 

I spent 14 months working at my last company – a job I loved, and I like to think that because I put my heart and soul into it, that translated and came across to the people I connected with on social media.   I built relationships.  It’s what I’m good at.  I worked with people I respected and enjoyed (nearly) every minute of it.  I’m not going to write about any gripes I ‘may’ have about this situation.  It wasn’t my choice but it’s business. It’s done now.

 

Once again, it’s time to move on.

 

The million dollar question, however, is this …. what next?

 

I’ve amassed a whole host of skills I’m very proud of.  Community Manager. Business Blogger. Social Media Manager.  Tweeter Extraordinaire.  Content Producer. Content Editor. Skills I will bring with me to my next role, wherever that may be.

 

But for now, I am back in my favourite café, writing again. The café that saw numerous essays being written for my degree … the café where my blog began. It holds many fond memories for me and it was nice to see some familiar faces this morning – all innocently asking where I’d been and what I was doing with my life now.

 

How quickly life can change.  Grab every opportunity while you can.  It’s exactly what I intend to do.

 

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  1. That sucks giant balls. I’m so sorry lovely. I also hope it’s the beginning of something else totally fabulous, and till then, keep writing. I’ve always thought your blog would make a fab diary style book. There’s space for an online dating diary type novel, no? Just saying…..

  2. Hey chicka, join the club, I’m being made redundant at end of the year. Had a “Career Transition” – day yesterday. Made me feel miles better and thinking that I’ve let myself be mired down in my soon to be old job. Onwards and upwards lady for us both.

  3. That is crappy news, I’m sorry to hear that. You’ve got really marketable skills though, and so I’m sure you’ll find something amazing really soon.

    I work from the other side of things, namely I make people redundant, which is the total worst part of my job. Take comfort in the knowledge that it really really isn’t you, and you’re lucky to get out now if that’s the way the business is headed.

    Good luck!

  4. Oh Kate – so sorry to hear that. I read this straight after the cruise post…ups and downs. It does feel like there is something great coming your way…I always think redundancy is a (cruel) way of pushing you in a different direction. Doesn’t help with the bills and all that I know but have such talent. Don’t forget that. Meanwhile, enjoy the cruise – couldn’t have come at a better time xx
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  5. Come on, Kate, keep your spirit up and don’t let other people bring you down. Surely you’re much better than that! x

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