garden leave

The severance terms have been signed and they won’t need me back now until the end of August.  It didn’t matter that they made me wait all day to get through the frigging alphabet (my name begins with R), and it certainly didn’t matter how the figures were slightly off for my June and July commissions.  I just wanted to get out and enjoy my free time.

And becoming redundant isn’t really that bad.  If you’ve been with the company at least 2 years, you’re entitled to a redundancy payout in addition to annual leave, performance bonuses, and the notice on your contract.  Even if you aren’t, explaining your situation will be easier in an interview, and people will generally treat you with sympathy in the process.

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