I'm about to be made redundant after some 5 years working for a big player in Oil and Gas. We're losing almost half of the engineers in the office, and the majority of them are scuttling about like cockroaches caught in the light trying to outshine each other in a bid to impress. Me? I couldn't care less about it, to be honest. I've harboured plans of my own for the last year or so and a nice wee redundancy package will help pay for them, as well as affording me the time to actually put them into practice.
It's funny how when the chips are down the knives come out though, isn't it? Makes you realise that the people you spent the vast majority of your time with really aren't your friends, and that the company that puts so much pressure on you, and takes up so much of your life, really couldn't give a toss when the bean-counters get their knickers in a twist.
Guess the point I'm making is that sometimes something out of your control happens to make you realise just how out of whack your life has become, and how important it is not to sweat the small stuff and have a think about what's really important in your life while you still have a chance to address it