It is the job that becomes redundant, not you

I just receive an email from a friend that he is being made redundant in his company as no projects are coming. Only a skeletal force is being left behind to sustain and close-out the remaining works. I believe he worked there for more than a decade. A guy just sitting beside me was given a notice that the company is not renewing his contract after 3 years with the company.

With the price of oil remaining at a third compared to its June 2014 price, redundancy seems became a household name. This article [1] provided a very good insight about redundancy, to quote "Remember, it is the job that becomes redundant, not you".


A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).