reply to post by camaro68ss
Hey camaro68ss, greeting from accross the pond. what a great idea for a thread!!
I was an IT manager for 15 years until i was made redundant in 2009. It took me a whole year to find another job. I sent my CV everywhere but in that
year I only had a couple of interviews. Then in 2010 i found a job helping young adults, from deprived backgrounds, find work.
I took a massive pay cut (from £37,000 a year to £20,000) but I loved it, great job that had so many rewards. Then it was announced that the
Government was cutting the finding for our project. It wasn’t just the project that ended either; the whole company had to close down. There was
simply no work out there.
I am now unemployed with 3 kids and a mortgage...
However, we have faced hard times before and always pull together... I have a very small garden but we manage to grow some vegetable and even keep a
few chickens. OK, we can’t survive off of that alone but every little helps
The important thing for me is to not give up... I keep plugging away at the job market, i keep my garden productive, and play my guitar to relax.
It’s important to keep the faith in yourself and not become absorbed into all the negativity in the world. Although sometimes that’s easier said
Anyway, i wish you all the best and it’s a shame more people in business are not like you. When I worked in IT the other managers used to make jokes
about laying people off and some actually seemed to enjoy it. The fact that it upsets you shows that you are a good man.