I am now officially in the grey area between employment and the que at the Job Center. By this I mean I received my letter today informing me my job no exists.
18 years and it is all over.
What happens next is I must apply for the replacement post, there are 20 people aiming for 15 jobs. One of those people I in competition with is my wife.
There is the potential of a reasonable redundancy package, but the NHS makes sure there are numerous hoops to jump through…so actually qualifying for this payment is not at all certain.
There is more that I could say, but for now there seems little point.
The interviews are due to be held in a few weeks, so there is further waiting to be done.
If I am unsuccessful in that interview there will be no reason to remain behind my anonymity. I have posted behind the “Maybrick” name for years, I am required to be registered to a professional society, and as such they can (theoretically) take away my ability to practice. I can be struck off. This blog has never been controversial, but when I started it I didn’t know where it would go.
If my pharmaceutical career comes to a halt in a few weeks I will no longer feel that I need to protect my “professional” name (i.e. my real name) and neither shall I feel obligated to allow the NHS Trust that is trying to ruin my life to also remain shrouded in mystery. More than this I will rename/rebrand this blog to me. My budding photography business will be launched and it will be time to become self employed.
Stay tuned for more dispair/optimism.
I am a proud midlander from the UK, Brummie born and bred. I work for the NHS, and once upon a time that was something to be proud of. Now it is an entity that is slowly being crushed by the current UK government, and I genuinely foresee my job being destroyed in the not too distant future. My working day is full of stress and a sense of hopelessness.
But I walk through life with a mental camera clicking away. I find myself constantly composing photographs in my mind’s eye.
And to actually get out there, and get actual photographs is one of my greatest joys.
Please bear in mind that all my photographs are copyright and may only be used with permission.