Job Layoffs: Facing Redundancy RumorsI have some friends who have heard a rumor their company will be making big redundancies soon, and I really feel for them. One thing that’s guaranteed to cause instability in a person — and any organization — is the rumor of redundancy.

For many, the security of having a job is essential for their well-being. If you know anything about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, safety and employment are in the second level, just above breathing — so it’s pretty important.

If you are facing the threat of redundancy then I imagine you’re going through many different emotions right now, but there are some things you can do to help you deal with these rumors more easily.

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  1. I completely agree, speaking as a counsellor and coach myself. I have just been told unofficially that I will be made redundant, but my source does not always get the facts right. The challenge for me includes keeping a balance between having an eye on the main chance for potential openings, not overstretching myself with yet more work when at this point I don’t actually need to, having a theoretical budget and above all remain calm. There IS work ‘out there’ if we put our minds to it.

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