Figure with the times the way they are, few people may have been made redundant.. Worried about being made redundant or are just about up for the chop.. Thought I’d share my experience now, others may share their own. In August I was made redundant. I’ve never been made redundant before, or even been fired for that matter. It was a strange experience. The company I worked was shutting down the UK office, keeping everything in Denmark. Owner of the company was very upset when he had to let me go, he had no choice however. I’d work there for 3 years. In my evenings / weekends / annual leave and a short work break, I worked on other sucessful projects. I considered myself pretty good at what I did, well paid and I gotta be honest.. Thought it would take me around 5 minutes to find a job. Didn't really think much about it, wasn't worried in the slightest.. Boy was that a mistake lol. Anyway about a week after I was made redundant, my wife found out she was pregnant. Although I was happy about it, to get that news at that time.. Didn’t exactly help matters. I was still positive though… So I was shooting out C.Vs, places within 30-40 minutes drive away.. I got a few interviews. All second stage aswell, unfortunately I discovered that because what I did was heavily medically based, any other industry tended to go with someone else. Kind of difficult to convince a financial software company to take you on when all you’ve done is project manage / quality management on very specialized medical software / community medical projects. Lets fast forward to the end of October.. At this point I was ready to crack, wasn't sleeping, was kind of giving up. I had an offer of work but it was down in London (Where I did allot of medical consultancy). Which I was dead set against doing… My wife was starting to find work difficult (very rough first trimester), I was eating into my savings like nobodies business. I had a job interview.. I was positive from the outset, it was medically based. I ticked every box they wanted and after sending a CV by email to the agent, I had an interview offer and reply within 10 minutes. Meant moving a good 80 miles, but into a more rural area which I preferred. Not London basically. Interview went great, same day I was offered a second interview. Now I’m laid back in interviews, I don’t worry about them. However, with everything going on. Finding out I had a second interview and then also finding out it was either between me and one other guy. It was like these sheets of worry came over me. I have to say, in the second interview I was close to throwing up. ****ed up like you wouldn’t believe, thought I had blown it. Fast forward to now. I got the job and I’ve been working their since mid November. From being offered the job, to starting 2 weeks later. We moved, was so hectic. It’s only now after Christmas that I’ve really come back down to earth. Love my new job, people are great. Been given nothing but praise, so I feel very secure (which is important for me now, with baby coming along). It’s taken all the stress away. However after it all, I feel bruised. Which I hope will go away eventually. It did teach me how fragile things are and how much of your life revolves around your job. I hope if anyone is going through redundancy, you find a job soon.. I feel for you.. But keep positive, as my wife kept saying. “Something will turn up”.