So you survived the end of the Mayan calendar and a string of other apocalyptic forebodings in 2012. But as we look to 2013, how will you live through one of the more certain transformations on the horizon?
For most of us, our working life plays a big factor in defining who we are. I was talking to a smart and resourceful Generation Y woman the other day and mentioned I was going through my third round of redundancy in six months.
The last two times, unlike some of my dear friends and colleagues, I have been fortunate to be redeployed in another role matching my broad experience. I hope it will be third time lucky again in 2013.
If success is the best revenge then landing a higher paying job after being made redundant is pretty sweet.
Life gets even better if the new job comes along while you still have most of your redundancy payment intact.
A survey of white-collar workers made redundant last year found 41 per cent ended up finding a new job that paid more than the role they lost.
What do you do with your life when what is left can be counted in years, rather than decades?
When the realisation hits that you are sliding into oblivion?
This new fear is aided and abetted by the overwhelming attitude of the community towards the elderly.
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