I missed the cut and I have not been retrenched. I know I should be happy about it, but I was ready to move on and my mind was already on track to start new adventures and opportunities.
Saying that I’m not about to resign my position, but have decided to wait out the next round, which I am pretty convinced will arrive in the future. While I’m waiting I think I’ll apply my time to up-skilling myself on a course. The company will pay for it, so why not do it.
But the biggest sadness is that 2 of my colleagues, who I’ve worked closely with for 17 years are leaving. We all went into this knowing there was a 50/50 chance of being accepted for the voluntary retrenchment, and while we’d all been gung-ho about it, the reality of it is now setting in.
These 2 people are more like family members than colleagues. We’ve seen each other through a life-time of events and shared so many outrageous situations at the office, that their leaving will be painful and emotional.
So it’s a new month, a new start, a new feeling. Let’s see how it pans out.