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Julia Krawitz
Queensland
QLD
Australia

Money or More…?

Submitted into: Miracles of Money Category,

On: 2015-08-10 01:21:45

Have you ever worried about what happens if you are made redundant? Or how your next income will be generated?  I have been fortunate to experience two redundancies in my lifetime.  Yes, I write fortunate...

My experience is that redundancy seems to bring an atmosphere of expectancy and an air of heaviness.  Colleagues wander around with long solemn faces and don’t make eye contact - as if not making eye contact means they will be ‘safe’.  People skulk along corridors and unobtrusively enter and exit their daily work seat as though the quietest will remain unaffected.  Fear seems to reign supreme.  Energy is drained and carried like a heavy chain dragging with a trail behind.  I guess it’s the unknown.

This particular time was no different.  The media had created a political frenzy which whipped people’s resilience to a straining point.  People hid behind a deadened gaze that hid any positive emotion.

It was about three years ago now and I recall sitting around a massive timber board room table that seated over twenty-five.  There was just four of us.  Outside the closed doors a staff of about thirty went about their usual tasks, with an additional level of subdued silence.  Sheer misery seemed to will survival - many of the team had never worked elsewhere or were fearful that their skill set would not enable them to find work in the future.  The marketplace was thought to be unstable and uncertain.  People felt trapped to hold their position as they saw it as an essential safety net.

I had prepared for our usual executive meeting.  I knew the organisation’s structure was an agenda topic.  I was also acutely aware that training roles are last on and first off.  I had also been through redundancy before and understood the emotions outside the doors.  The sunlight was straining into the room when we arrived with shadows prevailing the longer the discussion ensued.

Each member of the executive had a different idea of what should take place and what the new structure should look like.  Papers were flying everywhere and arguments for and against ideas were being discussed with fervor when I leaned across the table and drew a cross through my role and that of my support officer.  The meeting participants kept arguing and started to argue to keep the two roles I had marked as doomed...

I presented my argument.  A weak one but nevertheless it held truth.  I explained that my support officer wanted to pursue the career of her dreams and the payout from a redundancy would help her achieve that.  As for me, I wasn’t concerned.  I simply stated two unrelated facts: that I was soon to complete my masters and the staff outside the doors feared job loss.  I also explained that I was confident in my varied skills to be able to find something else.  I saw it as a challenge to apply my skills in another business or with another career.

Decisions are often not that easy.  It took about seven months from that meeting for a final decree, delivered in a staff meeting.  The new organisational structure was presented on a screen via PowerPoint.  My role had been amalgamated providing me with a choice of applying for the amalgamated role or moving on.  I chose to move on.

I still remember the final paperwork coming through.  Whilst I still held some emotion around the final outcome I decided to pop downstairs for a celebratory coffee.  Whilst I was down there I ran into the lovely gentleman who ran the small corner news agency shop.  He had always greeted me with friendliness and I remember thinking let’s see what the Universe tells me about this redundancy ...so ready for my fortune I announced ‘we’re taking chances today...provide me with the lottery ticket’.

I went back to that same agency several weeks later to check the outcome and see if a miracle was awaiting me.  I had indeed won some money!  To this day, I remember thinking that the Universe provides signs and returns actions that have been given with positive energy.

Julia Krawitz, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia