I was retrenched from my job around 3 months ago. It was not an easy experience for me as I went from a daily work routine to a sudden lifestyle of having nothing to do at all. It took a toll on me mentally I guess as our work and occupation forms part of our identity and losing our jobs is akin to having our identity being taken away partially.

Thankfully, I found a new job rather quickly in less than 3 months time and I had a few job offers, of which I settled on a job with a pay increase. I do count myself as really fortunate given the poor economic outlook and job market presently.

Given that losing our job means that the our monthly salary will cease and I believe that the main source of income for the majority of us comes from our salary, this …