Burning the Suit
"To Mr. Andrew,
This is to Inform you that from May 31st, your contract will not be renewed. You should contact the personnel Department to arrange payment of your three months' pay in lieu of notice".
For most people, a fear of redundancy hangs over them like a dark cloud. In Andrew Taylor's case, it was a sudden, brutal push in the back. Burning the Suit shows how it can be used as an opportunity to take control of your life.
Walking away is not the only solution when you find your work is no longer satisfying. There is a silent army of the discontented who wonder whether a more exciting, more fulfilling life is possible. Burning the Suit is about becoming aware of the possibilities that exist, and developing the confidence to make them happen.
Over the last years, Andrew Taylor has worked as a journalist in senior positions in television, newspapers and magazines in Britain and the Middle East. He contributed to the Sunday Times Aftershock series on dealing with redundancy and is also the author of A Plum in Your Mouth.