Even if it was a long time coming, to see it in black and white can be a tough pill to swallow. The feeling of rejection is a natural human reaction you are totally justified in experiencing. But remember, this is not a reflection of you or your work. It’s your position in your organisation that’s redundant – not you.
Business operations manager Nathan’s job became redundant when his company’s local headquarters closed.
“I had to support more than 20 staff members through it with me. I thought I was okay until I had to tell them. There were tears, including my own. But I had to keep telling myself what I told them; this isn’t about you – you’re great at your job and this decision isn’t personal – it’s purely financial.”