It took me around 40 years to realise that life is not fair.
You can work as hard as you want but there will be times when unexpected things will impact your life. Like working hard in a job and then one morning the boss comes to you and says you’re redundant because there is no more suitable work for you. (In other words, they can’t find any more high-end work for you or they need to save some cost because of the financial year end and you’re the scape goat).
You never saw this coming.
You take a moment to absorb this.
Your world stops.
How are you going to support your family?
Always remember that life is like a sine wave.
There will be up’s and down’s.
When things are going well for you, always remember to save money for the rainy and unexpected events.
When the chips are down, draw down on your savings so that you have enough time to find new work.
If you’re technologically savvy and think you can easily find work from the job portals, think again. When the economy is bad, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people just like you.
What will differentiate you from them?
I’ve learnt the hard way that the only way to find work is through your network. Only your friends and your network will help you find work during these times. They might know of someone who may need your skills.
When times are good, remember to be in touch with your friends. Dont go to them only when you’re in dire straits; they may be reluctant to help you.