My redundancy, as far as I know, was not directly related to CV, just a cost cutting exercise. However, the ramifications of CV fallout will affect what I do from here. But I can’t join the other thread because it’s too fucking neurotic and Daily Fail doom and gloom ( or it was last time I looked).
That being said, here’s the situation. Been a corporate contract/vendor/procurement manager for the last 23yrs. Used to global deals/multi national projects, lots of travel blah blah. Always a pretty good salary, note mega by any means but above the middle for sure.
That’s all great, and I’m hoping when all this shakes out, I will get another similar role. However, I have never been in a ‘just need a job, any job’ situation. So I’m thinking of applying to the local supermarkets. I’m not sure if they are hiring. (I’m hear they are). I’m not above trolley collecting, customer service, shelf stacking (back permitting).
I’m looking at this two ways. Mentally it keeps me ‘in the game’, not the same game of course. It earns some kind of wage. (very minimal). It demonstrates flexibility.
Mrs FP is dead set against it, says I deserve a break from the previous stress, we will get by and just look for the right job and wait, plus she worries about exposure. Financially, it won’t break us to wait. Part of me thinks that maybe I should leave the jobs for those that really need them. Part of me wants to be busy.
Maybe the supermarkets won’t want me. I’ve been unemployed before, only claimed JSA once and always lived off savings when looking for work and never complained.