Buddha, fear is in the air!

These days, I feel like an alien in my workplace.

These days, I feel like an alien in my workplace.

Comments about this post on ABC Open 500 words – Odd one out.

Fear was etched on their faces and showed in their voices! Shame kept them in isolation until I connected them with others in the same boat, including myself! They’d been identified as But wait there’s more!

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!