Recession Diary: 27th May 2009

So it happened. Something I didn’t think would happen. Or maybe something I wouldnt let myself think would happen. All the warnings were there, but I didn’t think it would happen.

I got handed my notice.

Thats right. I am now unemployed.

I never thought I would be upset about loosing my job. But everytime I think about it, my eyes well up.

Yes, I know I am not alone in loosing my job, but its a gutting esperience when it happens.

Whats to blame for me loosing my job?  The Government.

Why? Cause they have raised VAT (Something my employer absorbed and didn’t raise prices) and they have raised income tax. This means people are spending less.

The retail sector in this country is in a downward spiral. Shops, especially independents are tight for cash, with bills not being paid etc.

The Government need to see what its doing wrong as at the moment all it is doing is shutting down small business. We need to get Ireland back to work!

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

8 thoughts on “Recession Diary: 27th May 2009”

  1. Really sorry to hear that. I have been down that road (pre-recession), I did end up doing something that I wanted to do though, albeit when forced into it by being chucked out of my job.

  2. Yera, look at it as a fresh start.

    Just thinking about it there, and I realised that I’ve yet to hold a proper job (one I have paid tax on). So your already well ahead of me on those stakes.

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