So ... I lost my Job.
On Friday last week.
Though truth be told I had been waiting for it to come to that point for at least a couple of weeks.
|I visited a friend on Monday. She gave me some Lemons.|
Having had 20 years of experience, most of it in management lets me sometimes lets me see things beyond my role in an organisation. So logically I know as the only casual employee in the office once the work load starts to decline my position is the most negotiable one. My smaller workload can be easily allocated elsewhere.
Being mentally prepared for it though doesn't totally remove the sting of rejection, or is it a pain of loss? Either way it kind of suxs loosing a job through no fault of my own.
I've never been fired before ...well ... except that time when I was about 17 I guess and working with a lot of older ladies making sandwiches at lunchtime and doing some cleaning tasks in a bakery. I hated that job. I guess it showed. as one day I 'chucked a sickie' and Mrs Milligan said something like 'I think its probably best if you just bring in your Aprons don't you? PHEW! off the hook that time! That didn't feel like loosing a job, it felt like being released from a sentence. ;o)
Now when I look at it big picture it has naturally run its course and it came to me at a time that suited me well. If you have been reading my blog a while you might recollect that it was literally handed to me by the universe when I publicly said I was opening myself up to some new adventure. Working in that job when I had planned to take a bit of a break and see where I landed, handed me exactly what we needed at that time in our lives. It provided me with Ideal working hours. A much better working knowledge of Real Estate. It erased my naivety about buying property, and exposed me to the Auction process with such transparency that I would no longer be fearful of that process from either side. Ultimately it allowed me to place enough trust in someone ( multiple people actually ) to act as selling agent for our home.
So The Mr and I both see that if I had not had that job we could not have confidently made the decisions we did in relation to buying and selling. It increased my confidence in the processes through exposure to them, to a degree that allowed us to take the step we had been stewing on for almost 3 years. I really think we could be still sitting chewing our nails waiting and wouldn't have had the confidence to make the 'blow competitors out of the water' offer we made on this place. We might have spent more than we had to but we did pay what it was worth to us and really that is all that matters. As dollars are not the only currency being dealt with.
So here I am back at the beginning of that which I see as a circle.
We are thinking that I will actually stay home and be a Mum this Winter. We have had a crazily busy past 6 months so taking a breather and really starting to get settled in seems like a good option right now. Some nurturing is in order :)