You’ll have to toughen up if you want to be a capitalist
January 4, 2011 6 Comments
I’ve been ill over the entire Christmas and new year period so the last couple of weeks have been pretty quiet in blogland. I’m usually in the rudest of rude health but the stress I’ve been under is obviously manifesting itself physically. I’ve not felt like eating much over the festive season but have strangely managed to polish off several kilos of Celebrations all by myself.
I was greeted on the last day of 2010 by a letter from the council. In bold capitals it states:
NOTIFICATION OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT BY REASON OF REDUNDANCY.
Happy new year to me. I’d almost managed to forget about it in a fug of cough medication and seasonal TV.
Mr R is more relaxed about my impending redundancy than me. Having worked in the private sector all his working life, he’s been made redundant several times. Once he was told to clear his desk and leave immediately so the whole idea of waiting almost a year to be let go is a strange concept to him.
It’s weird isn’t it, going into work every day and doing the best job you can in a cheery manner knowing that your employers are wringing out every last drop of goodwill before slamming the door on your career. Only in the public sector.
I kind of know what I will be doing after March so now is the time to get things moving properly, the end is in sight.
I was being a wimp over something or other last week when Mr R said, ‘You’re going to have to toughen up if you want to be a capitalist.’
‘But I don’t want to be a capitalist,’ I whinged back at him.
‘I’m afraid you’ve got no choice,’ he said.
Better get cracking then.