*shocked face* I lost my job!

The recession has resulted in a lot of job losses. Budget cuts, decreased spending and the folding of entire industries have left a lot of people out of work. You are not alone in your loss. However as painful as it is to be told, those who were indispensible were not dispensed. It is a harsh truth but had your service been fundamental to the running of the company, they would have never let you go. Even though it is not a welcomed criticism, what could you have done better in your role? Were you taking long lunch breaks? In the office just on time? Leaving the minute it was the end of your shift?

Everything that we do in our jobs is brought under review. If not formally in front of a management panel, then when you come to update your CV and you have nothing to add because you did not work hard to be allocated new projects or roles then there is a problem. It is very easy to get comfortable once you have secured a permanent and not push yourself to do more than you need to. However as you now see, it is imperative to keep improving yourself. To constantly improve yourself means should it happen that you have done all you can do but the company still cannot keep you, you have built yourself up to be a sort after asset for another company.

For those of you who have done all you can do but have still been let go, your evaluation process is completely different. Sometimes things happen so that we are forced to propel ourselves into greater things. They say rejection is direction, so has it ever occurred to you that you may have outgrown the company. Maybe it is time for you to seek a much higher position with another business, or even start your own business. The comfort zone of the job we are used to can blind our vision to see opportunities elsewhere. As a result sometimes it takes having the job taken away to push us to explore other avenues.

Losing a job is not the end of the world. It may feel like it because bills are mounting and savings (if any) are depleting but you are more than likely on the brink of a better and exciting era for your life. It is painful but you will have to learn to let go of the job and use your energies. Weigh up the many opportunities now at your disposal. Seek advice, visit new areas, think back to the dreams you had for your life and start to actively pursue them. Your job had you working all hours so that you were not able to focus on what you wanted to. Now is the time to really concentrate on you.

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About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: www.nissiknows.wordpress.com My literature blog: www.plantainperiodicals.wordpress.com NMx
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