Hi all again. So I am officially on gardening leave, for the next 3 months. After 19 years with the same company, I have now been made redundant. Sorry, displaced is the term, for 3 months and unless I can find another job internally and successfully go though interviews etc, then on March 19th I will be made redundant. Shocked, yes, upset, yes but only for about a day. Then I realised that this could be the best thing for me. Having been off sick for nearly 3 years, my old role has evolved so much that the new role is deemed too different and unsuitable for me. And I have to say I agree. Also, having been off for so long, the amount of debt we are now in gas become so much that it would take me years to pay back. But with the redundancy payment I will receive in March, I can clear the majority of my debts and still have enough to last roughly a near, being careful, before I would need another job. So in the long run, I think it is for the best. I hope to be able to get another job much closer to home as I have been travelling for 3 hours a day for the last 12 years. Every cloud has a silver lining and all that!
I hope you all have had a lovely restful Christmas. I've not been too great myself the last few days, so we are having Christmas dinner today, as I wasn't up to it. My father in law is staying a few days and mum and dad are coming over today, so just the 5 of us, including hubbie. Then on new years day we are goin on our first holiday in 3 years. I cannot wait. Some sunshine and relaxation for 2 weeks!
Away I hope you are all coping and haven't overdone it too much, wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year.