A Redundancing Dizzy

I thought I would just do a little update after my last blog post to say thank you to everyone for their lovely comments/advice and to also say we’ve found out we will very likely be made redundant (It’s not official until after consultation periods). I made the mistake of not letting Dizzy go to the meeting for me! Should have taken her on Tuesday!

So after crying myself through most of the last few days we’ve been considering the negatives and positives of the situation!


  1. I won’t have a jobbbbb. Which in the ten years of working has never happened before. 😕 I’ve always sort of rolled from one job to another…
  2. I’ll have to go to interviews. I am just awful at interviews. New people are abit scary in general and then on top of that pressure, you also have to sound like you know what you’re talking about!
  3. Just general stress of knowing I need to find a new job. 😦


  1.  I do believe that one door closes so another can open. I just need to find it…

…Dizzy been helping and keeps thinking she’s found it. I keep telling her that’s not quite what I mean…

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2. No more stressful BTEC marking because it does just make me want to cry sometimes. (A-Level is so much simpler!) This was just one assignment for half a class.

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3. Exploring new opportunities! This will enable me and Dizzy to think of and explore different opportunities. Which is scary but can also be exciting!

So we’ve got a system set up already! Dizzy is on finding the jobs and I’m on filling out the application forms. Even though I have caught Dizzy on twitter a few times. 🙂


We’d love to hear any amazing job interviewing tips or techniques that you have. I’m not sure going in and just putting Dizzy on the table would work… 🙂 xxx



50 thoughts on “A Redundancing Dizzy

  1. Debbie Nicholson says:

    Good luck with job hunt . …survived 3 redundancies in space of 10 years in my job…I was very lucky!!but know that awful feeling x

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  2. bobcabkings says:

    Several of the times I fond myself out of a job one way or another, or in temporary layoff, I have taken a radical change of direction. Was the new direction better or worse? Who’s to know? Still, it may be one reason I love that line in the Monty Python intro: “Now, for something completely different.” So, if you start thinking inside too small a box, Dizzy will need to kick the side off it.

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      What was your radical change in direction? I’ve had one of those already and it was definitely for the better. 🙂 I shall be remembering that line, thank you. And I’ll tell Dizzy she’s got another job while we’re job hunting. 🙂 xxx

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      • bobcabkings says:

        There were several: Community Organizer to cab driver to social worker to factory worker to wooden toy maker to carpenter to warehouse worker to student to drug rehab counselor and on to therapist. It has been a zig zag life at times.

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  3. anne leueen says:

    so sorry to see this news. But as you say a new door will open and it may well be a better one. I have no good job search techniques or interview strategies either. My first career was in the performing arts and it was always just contract jobs and endless “auditions” so work was never stable. Then I completely changed course and worked as an independent in the financial markets and was my own boss. Anyway I shall keep you and Dizzy in my positive thoughts. btw you show some nice talent in the presentations of Dizzy on this blog. There may be an outlet for that in a new job. All the best…!

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      I’ve always done the juggling of acting with a part time permanent job. I would find it too stressful not having any stable work but admire people that are brave enough too. What made you change course? Thank you, me and Dizzy shall be having a little think. 🙂 xxx

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      • anne leueen says:

        I moved to Canada and started a family. My husband was a technician in the film industry and travelled a lot. I decided I would be the one to be in one place with our children. It was not a tough decision and I enjoyed the challenges of my 2nd career. Again , best wishes to you and to Dizzy.

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