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Life, yet again... >>
Posted Oct 1, 2001 by Ming Mang
|...having been going almost well, has suddenly leapt out totally unexpected from behind some small pebble, yelled "BOO!" and totally disrupted everything.|
My Dad is redundant.
On Friday everything was seemingly fine, business as usual. This morning (Monday) he arrived at work to find all the locks changed and a letter to each employee saying they were all redundant.
The company that owns the company he works for, and all the other companies that it owns, have gone bust. They're under voluntary liquidation. (Anyone feel like buying a very small electronic gadget designing and manufacturing company? Workforce of five! Collapsed completely!)
Dad gets paid eight weeks salary, either by the company or government, and after that, who knows? I really hope we don't have to go back onto family allowance or whatever it was we were on last time. But if he doesn't get another job, we may have to. Mum works full time now, but she pays for the huge menagerie. It must be several times huger than last time. Last time we only had one horse and one hamster. Now we have probably over a hundred rodents, some poultry, and two horses. It was Dad's earnings paying for us to eat.
I guess I'm sounding like a spoilt middle class brat, I probably am, but I really don't want to go back to living on mouldy bread, exhausted veg and gristle.
And we have to buy a new cooker and keep two old cars on the road.