Couple days ago a co-worker and myself were sent to the General Managers office for a little meeting. Seems the company has made our positions as creative designer redundant – therefore, I no longer have a job. In 4 weeks time, or to put it in date time, December 23 will be my last day at my job. MFC! They’ve offered me severance pay (redundancy) for the length of time I’ve worked there which won’t be much at all but it’ll get me through to the end of February. I’ve also been given free resume services and met with someone who will be helping me out.
So what does all this mean with my teeth and the appointments? Absolutely nothing because we’ve already got the money for the full treatment. I’m still going forward with everything as planned. What I was more concerned about was any future interviews, within the next 2 months or so. Even tho people say they don’t notice anything with my speech, I can feel it and hear it and I wonder what’s going to happen in 4 days when I get my top teeth removed and another bridge put in place.
I also had leave time saved for my dental appointments. Again, when I go to interviews, what am I suppose to tell them? I had it free and clear with my current co-workers, my manager and the manager above her. They all know what I am going through and have been supportive. I really didn’t want to start all over with new people and go through that embarrassment yet, once again.
All of these thoughts have left me quite stressed. Even tho I don’t really feel it in my stomach, my shoulders and neck are like ROCKS! I also noticed that I’m clenching my teeth quite frequently and I’m guessing that’s not a very good idea with a bridge.
I’ll miss working with everyone. It’s the job I wanted since arriving in Australia 5 years ago. It took me 3 years to get it. It was nice while it lasted.
Adios Cairns Post