The inevitable just happened – there will be another round of layoffs at work. This time our department is going to be cut in half. We somehow knew it will happen when we got the news of the merger late last year. It’s the price of progress as it changes the way or behaviour of the consumers and one has to adapt in order to flourish or remain relevant. In our case, general health information, the abrupt rise of digitalisation. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s the way I saw it or learned from others.
I love my job (been working in this company for 4 years now) and the thought of losing it scares me, but at the same time I remained positive because I believe in myself and my expertise. If my best is not good enough, I will accept the outcome graciously since I’ve been in a worst situation before. Thinking of the obstacles I managed to overcome in the past allowed me to focus on the things that gave me confidence and a sense of gratitude.
It pays to be thankful because it changes your perception. The world is unfair and watching the news about wars and poverty to name a few made me realised that I’m still lucky. I’m truly grateful that:
1. I have a husband that supports me. He told me that if I lose my job then I have the option to become a homemaker while I finish writing my long overdue book.
2. I get a good severance pay and also a guide to a new career or job.
3. I get a support(60+% of my previous salary) from the government for two years while searching for a new job.
4. I am in good health.
5. I have a wonderful family and good friends.
I made it a habit to be thankful to anything. It makes me appreciate all the good stuff in life when bad things happen.
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden