It's been a rough month.
If you've been following the news recently, you'd probably have read articles like the following four:
On the 21st of January, we were told that due to a cost saving process, eight percent of our workforce would be made redundant over the following month. A week after, I was notified that I was "at risk of redundancy" and would need to provide the company with further information to see if there was any possibility they could relocate me instead of letting me go. I've spent the last month in many meetings with HR to discuss my future and try and remove myself from this "redundancy pool".
In the interests of fairness for all the others who were also in the redundancy pool, I won't speak on the matter any further than what has already been said, both by me and the major media outlets. The price of cheaper oil has its consequences, and there's some very intelligent people who are leaving, both due to the cost cutting or being unable to cope with the mounting levels of unease and stress brought about by it.
The process has put me under a lot of stress and drained both my confidence and motivation. It's also been during the month where we've been gearing up for the next release of our product, so I've been unable to really stop and think of everything that's been happening, and have neglected both myself and my friends.
It's all over now, so I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has gone out of their way to support me, and apologise to everyone else who I have been unable to talk to over the last month. I haven't ignored you, I've just been too physically and mentally drained to do anything other than burn out several times. I will take some time out to reflect and see what I can do in order to move on and be better.