Damocles’ sword of redundancy

Damocles' sword of redundancy fell on me and I was saved; yet it can fall again any day now as the economy falters in Australia.

Damocles’ sword of redundancy fell on me and I was saved; yet it can fall again any day now as the economy falters in Australia.

Comments about this post on ABC Open 500 words – Endings.

When I realised that I had been identified as an excess employee, everything seemed to be shattering around me!

I felt so ashamed yet angry because I always prided myself on my devotion to, and excellence in, my job. My skills were highly valued in the team. I was only 50 and had planned to work at least 10 more years. I was disheartened and worried what I’d live on and do after this job. But wait there’s more!

A tale of the chosen

A pattern of being chosen and falling victim kept repeating on me. This time I turned the tables on fate.

A pattern of being chosen and falling victim kept repeating on me. This time I turned the tables on fate.

Comments about this post on ABC Open Drum – Casual racism.

I was paralysed with fear and sat through the meeting with my lab manager, looking down at the floor, saying nothing, until there was a long silence and we left the room.

I wanted to talk to someone about the stress I was enduring but also was afraid they couldn’t keep it secret, sparking uncontrollable rumours in the office.
I ended up keeping everything to myself. But wait there’s more!