As the title says, I've just seen 10 people get made redundant. They all turned up this morning expecting a normal day at work, and within 3 hours their world has been turned upside down.
I've seen it on the news, and thought nothing of it. But seeing it happen to people you know has shown me just how devastating it is. I am in such a weird mood right now...
Has anyone else had first hand experience of it?
One of the guys in my department has just been made redundant.
He's over the moon. Massive package (been here 25+ years), and he's only a year away from retirement anyway. He's as happy as a pig in ****!
we had a bloke made redundant who only became a father a month before.... *ouch*
the estate agency my mum works in, is constantly having people made redundant, and people are on notice of redundancy right now, my mums had to cut her hours down to be able to keep her job...
i'm going to be redundant at the age of 18 :s the store im working for is being taken over by another *sigh*
where i used to work before i left for uni, everyone was made redundant - i still got some form of redundancy pay though as i got lucky... completely forgot about that actually!
Haven't had first hand experience of it but my dad is getting pretty close to being made redundant.
You seen the millions of french in the news protesting on the streets today? It's well scary!
My family are ok at the moment, they've saved for a rainy day.
One of my best friends was made redundant on his birthday....
My mum's having to change the type of things she sells in her shop (more computer accessories, no systems unless built to order) and relying more upon her repairs than her sales; my dad's doing ok (having a second hand shop, he's actually a bit busier); and the company I work for seem to be doing great (they keep on reporting record takings for the month/year) but they're expanding via online sales now instead of opening new stores like it was before.
Most of my friends are students.... the others are like engineers and so on, who seem to be ok.
The main people I notice though, are the customers in the shop telling us about it.... and I think our clawbacks (customers who stop paying their mobile phone bill in the first six months) may have increased slightly...we're not allowed to sell customers two contracts within four months now, just in case.
However, the recession is leaving me with less money effectively.... because everything for my gap year seems to be organised in dollars... so my pounds now go a lot less!