Something You Should Know…

Something You Should Know...Hi everyone.

This post is one of the hardest and most horrible I’ll ever have to write. One thing I pride myself on is being honest and I don’t feel like it would be fair if I didn’t share this information with you. There is no easy way to say this but last Tuesday, June 21, I lost my job. It came completely out of the blue and a little part of me is still in shock.

A couple of weeks ago my new boss had approached me to arrange a time we could both meet and discuss any concerns we were having. (My new boss took over the business on April 1 after purchasing it from the previous owner). My boss and I met last Monday and all weekend up until the meeting, I had a bad feeling. Maybe I was naive because I genuinely didn’t think there was a problem. I’m not saying I’m perfect and I never make mistakes but if someone has an issue with me or is not happy I’d rather they just came out and said it.

I am going to miss that job because it helped me grow in confidence and it also taught me a lot of important life lessons. It reinforced how focused and determined I am and it made me feel good to know I was working hard to earn my money. I think the hardest thing to deal with is the fact I don’t have a job to go to anymore. I am trying my best not to let it get me down and I know I was never dishonest or did anything untoward which led to me no longer working there – it simply didn’t work out anymore. I am one of those people who believes things happen for a reason and while it feels frustrating at the time to not know the reason why, I have to cross my fingers something else will come along.

I don’t want this to be a negative time. I am planning to do a few things that will better me. I will update my CV and I now have 14 months experience of being in a job behind me which I didn’t have before. I am also working my way towards sitting my Learner Licence driving test now that I’ve got a bit more extra time and can focus on it. I received a lot of encouragement on this month’s Hey, It’s Okay… If You Can’t Drive post and I’m just going to take the plunge and do it! It will be a big worry off my mind.

In August I am planning to take a trip up to Auckland to stay with my brother for a few days and we are going to see Alan Carr’s comedy show Yap, Yap, Yap! I booked my ticket to the show and my flights last week and I am really looking forward to it! It will be the first time flying on my own but it’s only a 40 minute flight. I’ll also get to go on a train for the first time which is exciting and I’ll get to go shopping and perhaps add to my MAC lipstick collection (beauty blogger priorities). I am lucky enough to be in a position that I can afford to take some time out and go away and have a break. The flights weren’t too expensive and even if I could drive the amount I would spend on petrol as well as the extra two hours it would take to get there would make it less appealing.

Times are changing and nothing stays the same forever. I didn’t want to go into too many details about the situation which I hope you respect and understand. I did want to keep you informed though and let you know what is happening. I will still be blogging and I am unsure if there will be a time I don’t stick to my three posts a week but I thought I’d warn you in case. I probably will but in case I’m not inspired or just not feeling it that’s why.

I started this blog to keep me busy when I was looking for work after my Communications course so in some ways I feel like I’ve come full circle except this time I’m armed with knowledge and experience in both areas. Let the next part of the journey begin!

Thank you so much for always sticking by me and for reading this post! Have a wonderful week!

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46 thoughts on “Something You Should Know…

  1. danniijane says:

    Oh hun I’m so sorry to hear this. I know you enjoyed your job. I know you don’t want to say too much on the matter but could you not contest their decision? If you’ve done nothing wrong they shouldn’t be able to get rid of you. Well I’m glad you have fun things booked, the trip to Auckland, shopping and the show sounds great and something to look forward to in the summerโ˜บ Plus you are right, often things happen for a reason so you might well get a job soon you love even more x

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  2. minats says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about that ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s tough encountering speed bumps like these in life, but like you said, look at the experience that you have gained and all of the other things that you have learnt! I think it’s great that you’re looking forward to what’s ahead & I hope you have a wonderful trip!! Keep your head up high xx “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind” – C.S. Lewis

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  3. Lifestylebites3 says:

    Don’t feel bad about losing the job. Always think that everything is happening for a good reason and you never know in few weeks time, you might be at a better place in different position towards your career and so, stay positive and enjoy your holiday with your brother.

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  4. Kaily says:

    I don’t believe that things happen for a reason, but I do believe that when bad things happen it forces us to realize that there is more to life than [insert bad thing here]. You’ll be just fine ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone has lost a job at some point or another, you can’t let it defeat you. There are lots of other jobs out there, and like you said, you have now grown much more because of this experience!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Ideally it’s not the best thing that could have happened but in some ways things could be worse. It’s quite difficult to find jobs where I live but hopefully the experience I’ve had will work in my favour ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Danielle says:

    Just started following your blog and I appreciate this post. “I donโ€™t want this to be a negative time,” resonated with me. Last year, I took about 8 months off from working voluntarily to finish school. Even though it was by choice, I found it hard to stay positive without a job. I’ll be thinking of you.

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  6. Karen Rees says:

    Chanelle, I’m so sorry huni that you lost your job as you seemed to really enjoy it but as cliched as it sounds I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. Okay, so it didn’t work out – that’s fine – but being able to learn from what didn’t work out for you personally is hugely valuable tool for your future experiences.
    You’re a caring, intelligent and wonderfully natured girl and I’m certainly of the mindset that there is a brand new and exciting challenge ahead. When one door closes another one opens. In the mean time enjoy all the awesome things you have planned, you worked hard for them and keep focused on the exciting new adventure that’s in front of you ๐Ÿ™‚ *huge hugs* XXXXXX

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  7. Lauren says:

    So sorry to hear this Chanelle! At least you have gained the experience from your job and you’ll be able to use that in future! As they say, there is always a rainbow after the rain so hold your head up high!

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  8. stashy says:

    Oh I’m so sorry, Chanelle.
    You’re right though, things happen for a reason. Like you said, you now have work experience under your belt that you can build on.
    Sounds like you’re taking this new challenge full on – good for you. I can definitely see that your confidence has increased a lot!
    Hrmm I never read the post about driving – off to read it now.

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  9. Holly says:

    I’ve been in the same position I was just not what they wanted in the end…I took some me time and then jumped back in the game. You’ll have an amazing time seeing Alan Carr she’s something else. I will keep my fingers crossed that you’ll find a job that you love and the rest of them do too xxx

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  10. driftinglexi says:

    I’m sorry about your job! I know it sucks, but you’re right, like you said you now have all this experience and knowledge and I believe things happen for a reason too. At least it gives you time now to do other things that are important to you and I’m sure when you can drive it’ll open other job opportunities as you’ll be able to travel further if need be. There’s always a silver lining :-).

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  11. Nadine says:

    I’m sorry you lost your job, Chanelle! That must have really been quite a blow. I really admire how positive you are being about this whole situation. That kind of an outlook will take you places and I agree that everything happens for a reason. Perhaps there is a great opportunity right around the corner for you. Sometimes things fall into your lap when you least expect them to. That’s how I got my current job. I must have applied for at least 20 jobs before that but once I had given up a job found me. I know the situations differ but I do believe you will find something better after this experience. ๐Ÿ™‚
    The trip you have planned sounds great! I hope you will enjoy every moment of it and I wish you all the best for what’s to come. xxx

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    • Chanelle says:

      This comment is one of the kindest things I’ve read in a while. Losing my job was a bit of a blow and this might sound horrible but I was kind of expecting it to happen, I just didn’t realise it would be so quickly. I went to work last Tuesday and that night I was pretty much told not to come back. Before I got my old job I must have applied for about 50 or 60, hopefully I won’t have to wait as long this time! Xx

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      • Nadine says:

        Sometimes there’s just a feeling that you know what’s coming. It’s not horrible, don’t worry. I would say it’s intuitive. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Jobs are scarce these days so don’t lose hope if you don’t find something immediately. You were hired for your previous job and they realised you have something to offer then. Now you have that plus experience. That gives the next employer all the more reason to employ you. Good luck, Chanelle! I hope something amazing comes along for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  12. adeleinglasses says:

    I’m very sorry to read this news Chanelle, but I appreciate your positive outlook. Life is full of ups and downs – June has been one of those months for me too – but low points shouldn’t diminish hope. The world is too big and too great to allow such events to throw you off course, you will reflect back on this moment as a stepping stone at some point in the future. While the reasons for the decision are unknown, we have come to know you as a lovely, reliable and hard-working individual here on your blog, and if that’s not something they’re looking for then so be it. Good luck – but most of all, enjoy your time, because I can almost guarantee that the situation will change for you soon. Thinking of you x

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    • Chanelle says:

      Thank you so much for leaving such a beautiful comment! You mentioned June has been full of some ups and downs for you as well and you know where I am if you ever want to talk (no worries if you don’t). Those three traits you mentioned sum me up really well and that is how I do want to come across ๐Ÿ™‚

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