Losing a job is hard and it brings up a lot of feelings – from worry about financial circumstances to a loss of identity and also a sense of worthlessness – of course you may not have all of these feelings and you may have others, but it is not unusual to have a lot of mixed feelings when you lose a job.
Most people rely on their job to pay their bills and put food on the table, but they are often more than that – a place to make friends, learn new skills and to give us a sense of value in society. So when you lose that it can be hard.
Of course, even if you don’t really like your job, it is still normal to feel upset about losing it, and you may be worried about how you will pay for things.
When you lose your job, either through redundancy or through dismissal, it is important to firstly get your finances sorted so you will have one less thing to worry about. Look into benefits that you may be eligible for to help with bills and essentials and also have a look at where you can cut back.
Emotional support is also important – have people around who you can talk to about how you are feeling, and if you feel that you have lost your job through discrimination, you should get professional legal advice from someone like specialist employment solicitors Employment Law Friend who will be able to advise you.