Tuesday, March 3, 2015

When Things Get Scary

One of the seniors at work gave a bad, bad news today. Not as bad as me getting unemployed, but not a lot far from that.

It looks like a joke at the moment. Or I might be trying to convince myself that it is a joke.

This current experience is proving great for my personal growth. Someone once said live every day as if it is your last. This saying has a new meaning for me from now on.

This also reminds me to not expect too much and to never take anything for granted in life. I need more of such reminders.

Many times in life, the fun is in not knowing. This is different, but feels fun at the same time.

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    1. Wasn't funny at the moment, though.

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  2. Dear KK, such news is always a trial, and you are being very brave, but I believe you have been in the game long enough to have a survival plan. Usually, survival in the workplace means making yourself indispensable, but sometimes that is not enough. Where I worked, it is also necessary to compose a "plan B", which is simply applying to other companies that are not downsizing. I know that you are clever enough, skilled enough, to have such an option already outlined. My best wishes for your success --commensurate with my confidence in you.

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    1. Thank you Geo for your trust and your good wishes. There is no need to worry, I am pretty much set for a few years of work. It is just the life changes that I worry about. Maybe I should take it all in my stride. We will have to see what happens.

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  3. Just when you think life is great, it will knock you back on your arse. Can't take anything for granted

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    1. You are right. The opposite also happens: when you think the chips are down, they come up in really unexpected ways. I have had the latter happen more to me :-)

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  4. Uh oh. I know its easier said than done - but think of it as one door closing and another opening . Cheers!

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    1. Somehow, your comment reminds me of the story of the Lady and the Tiger. It definitely is easier said than done :-)

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  5. They say 'everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else' ;-)

    Anyway, sometimes things happen, without a reason. The more we try to read into it, the more it pushes us down. Perhaps this is a chance for you to test your ability in new waters (something which you might not have been aware that you can handle). Anyway it's all going to add to your experience.

    Take care.

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    1. You are right. In the long term, it is the experience that matters.

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  6. I read your post 3 times. I cannot comment without knowing what was the bad news. I am not asking what is that. But one thing I have found in my work experience is you never tell any one at work (i mean any one at work) what you really think about a particular issue or a person. Listen to everyone but trust no one.

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    1. Your last line has hit home hard. I have been more of a thinking-out-loud person till now. This will have to change in coming time. Thank you SG for pointing this out!

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