How did you find you dealt with redundancy?
I think it depends on the circumstances and situation. Both times I was physically made redundant were under very different circumstances and scenarios, so it’s hard to compare. The first time I remember working for a small, family run business and unfortunately the husband fell terminally ill. It was decided that the business was to be sold and all employees would be made redundant. There was definitely an emotional element to that situation, but in fairness it was handled really well and we were given a few months’ notice, which gave me plenty of time to evaluate my next move and look for new work. The second time really hit out of the blue and literally happened on the day with no real warning. There were severe job cuts as the business was no longer making a reasonable enough profit. Looking back, I would say both times I was extremely motivated (and lucky) to find new work so quickly. I remember I was made redundant on a Friday, and by Monday/Tuesday of the following week I had another job to go to.