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sadgrad199668dMy bosses wife was also made redudant this just gets sadder and sadder.
ArcaneEye53768dI hate that word... Redundant... Like someone's going to be doing the things you were doing while still doing their own job? Yeah. Fucking. Right.
I had to swallow that pill last fall. So...
I don't know what a redundancy meeting is. Might be corporate bullshit parade, might not, but go there and grab anything you're offered that can help you, be it contacts or knowledge - can't hurt.
The world's not going to run out of need for IT people, you'll be fine. Dust off that CV, look minutiously at your past work and document it well so that people can see what you've accomplished and what you've worked with. Fire up LinkedIn, contact your recruiter contacts and start applying. It may be Corona times but some companies move forward unfettered and I've heard quite a few are still hiring.
Best of luck!
sadgrad199668dThank you! And sorry you had to go through that.
I think Ill be fine, I mean I graduated last year and this job was my first so it'll be fine I think.
Maybe netflix or Amazon can hire me, I'm great at making toilet paper look asthetically pleasing you know?
Upside, my partner literally just got an amazing job as a UI/UX designer yesterday with an insane salary and benefits package. So people are still hiring at this time. Chin up, don't stop looking.
Kiino668dYou're still a designer! Keep working and adding stuff to your portfolio.
ArcaneEye53767d@sadgrad19 heh, turned out it was the best damn thing that could happen to me. Got a 33% raise, no evenings and weekends, free time off on actual holidays, can work from home whenever I goddamn please and have a couple veterans willing to teach me stuff I sorely need since I don't have a formal education.
I moved from it support/operations/projects/programming into fullfledged development and I love every goddamn second of it, right down to trawling through old and ugly code trying to solve some bug or wedge in a new feature :-D
sadgrad199666dThat sounds amazing, I hope that happens to me too :( I need to pay off my student loans
RikaroDev14733dDon't get too low, some hiring is still happening during this time. And even if we consider it as low at this point, the thing is... The demand for CS IT people is only gonna increase and not the other way around. Hang tight and go all out on reaching out to your network. Yeah I may sound like a Linked In cringe post, but yes, networking helps during these times. CV, a good pitch, skills, experience, and if possible something to show - keep these ready. You'll get a job soon, good luck!