Redundancy feels like bereavement. When it finally comes, it comes suddenly – like a thief – stealing something incredibly precious and leaving us with a deep sense of hurt and loss.
The Redundancy Robot There is a fearsome Robot in every organisation. It is released by anonymous senior managers in secret late night meetings. It is programmed to deal with specially chosen employees – those with an invisible X painted on their backs.
Our children leave home messily. That’s not to say they leave a mess – my son has just driven off leaving a perfectly tidy and very empty bedroom, plus a couple of old computers to take to the tip.