I never thought I would be sat here, writing a post about being made redundant, and if truth be told that is probably quite naïve of me. Losing my part-time job, working as an administrator in a children’s nursery, was never at the forefront of my mind. But on the 12th March it became a reality for me. The job that I had loved doing for 6 years was being taken away from me.

Being made redundant

I am not going to lie, the past 3 months have been tough. I know that I am extremely lucky that we don’t rely on my salary to pay the mortgage and bills, but I have found losing my job an emotional rollercoaster. In the early days I was angry and bitter, then came the sadness at leaving a job that I love. I only work 10 hours a week, but it fits around blogging, the kids, and the home.

I have worked since I was 16, though I did have a 7 year break when I had the kids, and I have always been in control leaving jobs. It has always been my decision when to move on, and with redundancy that control is taken out of your hands. I know they say not to take being made redundant personally, but how can you not.

Tomorrow is the end of a very long 3 months, my final day at work. I am dreading saying goodbye to the staff, and the children, and know that my day will be filled with emotion. I think when you love your job, it is much harder to let it go.

So whilst being made redundant has been a truly horrible process to go through, I do believe that things happen for a reason. Who knows what the future holds for me, and I may make the decision to spend more time on my blog. For the time being I am going to enjoy the summer with the kids, focus on building up my confidence after losing my job, and seeing what September brings.

16 Thoughts on “Being made redundant

  1. Oh Tracey, I’m so sorry it’s come to this, it’s so unfair and you have every right to be angry and sad. It’s the end of an era and I hope the next chapter is amazing for you xx

  2. Aw Tracey its so tough isn’t it, when I went through it someone described it like going through the mourning process. And I wanted to leave, I was so angry, upset and let down. But let me tell you this it is the best thing that ever happened to me and will be for you. Lets meet up half way for a coffee and chat x

    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm said:

      Thank you Sarah, and for the support over the past few months. I totally agree that you go through some kind of mourning process. I am starting to feel more positive now, and excited for whatever lies ahead. I am definitely up for a coffee and a chat, we have so much to catch up on x

  3. Today will be tough, you’ll get through it just be kind to yourself.When one door closes another will always open somehow somewhere x

    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2018 at 5:15 pm said:

      You know what Angela, I DID get through it, and I would even go as far as to say I enjoyed my final day. Thank you x

  4. Ah so sorry you’re going through this. It’s not nice 🙁

  5. Oh no! I am so sorry….
    Good luck for the next chapter in your life x

    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2018 at 5:17 pm said:

      Thank you Kim. It has been a tough few months, but excited for the new chapter whatever that might be x

  6. It is a horrible thing to go though. I’m glad it’s all over for you. I hope it’s the start of something new and amazing for you. Enjoy your summer! X

    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm said:

      Thank you Sarah, I am really looking forward to the summer with the kids, though not that I see much of them now. A chance to do lots of things for myself instead x

  7. Tracey you’re so lovely you’ll be snapped up somewhere else, in the meantime think of all those extra swim/blogging/lunches you can have at DL x

    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2018 at 5:19 pm said:

      Ah thank you Lorraine that is a lovely thing to say. And yes I am looking forward to more swimming and lunching at DL x

  8. It is always hard moving on from a job you love and I’m sure it is so much harder when you don’t have a choice in the matter. I am glad that your last day was okay and not too emotional, onwards and upwards, I am certain that there is something even better around the corner for you

    • Tracey Williams on June 11, 2018 at 5:21 pm said:

      Ah thank you Nikki. The last day was certainly alot better than I thought it would, and of course there were tears, but not as many as I thought there would be. Onwards and upwards eh x

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