I can’t let today, 10 May 2017, go by without mentioning that one year ago today we were told our jobs as educators in the State’s Correctional Centres were to be axed by the end of 2016. It started a dreadful time of worry, concern, upset, ill health and general malaise. We were all summonsed to Sydney, to a meeting to hear the gory details, just two days later. It really was an awful time.
We fought hard during the year, but to no avail, the changes went through. Staff were either made redundant or stayed on in a clerical role.
I am delighted to say that despite how awful it all was at the time, I am now happy and content as a very young ‘retiree’. The government and centres are the losers but it’s not my worry anymore.
I have finally seen the silver lining everyone was talking about. I remember hating it when anyone used that phrase or the one about a new door opening 😦
As I’ve stated in a recent post, I smile a lot more, I don’t have to put up with toxic people or situations, I’m healthy again, I’m rarely angry or stressed and I fully appreciate the fact that I’m one of the lucky ones.
I have collated all my articles from this time in a page called Redundancy – what does it mean? , so I have them all together. It tells quite a story.
It’s also quite ironic that my husband found my box of diaries, which I’d dumped in the garage on my last day of work and haven’t looked at since, and decided to start burning them in his afternoon burn offs in the paddock. I was going to look through them for old times sake but decided not to and he’s burning a year at a time!
It seems I’m more political than I thought! I’m also very angry! I’ve rarely shared information about my work on my blog but this week I have well and truly broken that self impos…
I re-read this post from a year ago and shudder at how angry I was! What a difference a year makes
Reblogged from May 2016 – Source: Not a good week! – Deb’s World
Thanks for revisiting this day with me 🙂 I’m sure there’s many others who have been though a similar experiences and I’d love to hear how things have gone for you.