I was recently made aware of a facebook post containing some very useful content if your job is at risk from redundancy, or you're worried it might be. You may also find some of the content helpful if your role is secure but redundancies are happening around you (managing survivor's guilt).
Full credit, this list was shared in the MA Workforce Covid Support Group on Facebook, but as that's a private group, I can't just reshare the original post, so here are the links in full, in a format anyone can access.
Redundancy is awful, you're not.
If you are reading this because your role is redundant or under consultation, it's awful, it will always be awful. Don't let people tell you otherwise, or to get over it, or suck it, up, or that it could be worse. You are living through what you are living through, and are equipped as only you can be.
You will most likely carry deep and complex emotions about the challenge of redundancy for the rest of your life. But the situation itself will pass into new, different situations. You may be surprised by how you can change. It may take a lot longer than you hope, or it may shock you by being something you suddenly slew off like an old skin. You may find that redundancy of your role creates an emotional scar which can suddenly and unexpectedly open in the future. You may need to look for extra help and support. But, you will be there, and that's what matters, you being and doing and making and creating and coping and living.
Here's to being here in 2021, for whatever that brings us.
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