Ooooh, this is interesting. I just published a post with an update on my relatively new job. And then I found this one. It’s interesting how we all tell ourselves different stories about the same situations, isn’t it? How we all see things so differently, at different times. At the time of drafting this, I was wrestling with whether to ‘put it out there’ that I wasn’t working – and needed to be! Having never been in this position before, I was so frustrated and embarrassed – and scared people would judge me.
Anyway, here’s the other post…
I received the nicest message today on LinkedIn. Someone who I haven’t worked with in years messaged to ask if I was ok. I’d come up on their feed a couple of times and so they looked at my profile and saw that I am ‘open for work’. They couldn’t work out why this was, so they messaged to check in, say hello, and see if I was ok. They were worried to message in case their out of the blue message came across as nosy. But they wanted to know if there was anything I needed, so they bit the bullet and messaged anyway.
So, here’s life update. I’m not working in a full time paid gig at the moment. For those of you who know me here’s a life update: I decided to leave the Belbin crew (1. my decision entirely 2. they were great at supporting me in making it) in February and returned to Airport Lynx / Lynx Autocare as they added M and M Motorcycles to their portfolio.
It was a big decision but I felt it was the right move. Sadly 10 days in, COVID-19 caused significant issues resulting in there being no work for me. Here’s the quick response to the questions we’ve had over previous months. Some were more polite than others so please keep that in mind when I detail my replies…
Yes, we were panicked.
No, I didn’t ask Belbin to furlough me because I felt it was unfair to do that.
Yes, money is tighter than it usually is in our house.
The house is safe. We can pay our bills.
Pardon? How much is in your bank account? Show me yours and I’ll show you mine.
We’re all fine. It’s not easy. But it’s all very First World Problems stuff for us and, with my being the breadwinner, a very different financial experience to what we’re used to…
I’ve been applying for jobs since. I’ve been offered two and withdrawn from two application processes when I felt that