Are you due to retire? If so, here’s how NOT to do it

If you’re due to retire it is because you have chosen to do so.  However, that doesn’t mean you won’t experience anxiety – what will it be like?  The uncertainty can be stressful and draining.

In my conversations with people in the same situation I’m struck by how many suddenly become very busy.  They tell me they have to tie loose ends; that they don’t want to leave a mess, that they have to hand over to their successor, that they have to train them from scratch.

The extent of their Continue Reading…

Redundancy: challenge and opportunity

Christmas is such a strange time.  For some people it is an opportunity to spend time with the people they love; for others, it can be a lonely time.

But December is also often the time businesses choose to make people redundant and that can be very scary.

I’ve been made redundant twice in my working life.  Both times were absolutely devastating, the first one because my security blanket had been torn from me and the other was from a job I really loved.

It’s irrelevant whether or not you should have seen it coming and taken steps to protect yourself, find another job or something.  It’s still a very scary time and definitely not the time to Continue Reading…