Safe’s not Safe

Daily Prompt: Unexpected

by Cheri Lucas Rowlands on December 11, 2013

Unexpectedly, you lose your job. (Or a loved one. Or something or someone important to you.) What do you do next?

 

OK

Unexpectedly I did lose my job. I had Volunteered in Fiji for 3 months and my visa was up. I Came back to the town i grew up in and applied to work at the same supermarket I’d left months ago. I gradually, for the second time, fell up the ladder of retail industry. Before I knew it I was duty manager again. with all the extra responsibilities and no extra pay.

then on a snowy december in 2010 I worked a 15 hour shift. dragging in the pallets full of stock through the main door because the back entrance was snowed under… it was around midnight when I left.

Arriving the next morning for work i was called in to the office. “we have to let you go” they said – in my rush and fumble last night I’d forgot to twist the lock on the safe door… effectively leaving the safe un-locked all night. nothing went missing. know one knew except another duty manager but rules is rules and I was gone.

Shortly after I fell into the best job I’ve ever had. I worked as a teaching assistant in a special needs  school, using my volunteering experience as leverage I managed to start on January 10th.

I worked here for three years, I met the most important girl in my life here, one who is now traveling the world with me. I met inspirational teachers. hilarious staff and made true friends.

Losing one thing is a chance to gain so much more. just start leaving the safe unlocked.

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19 thoughts on “Safe’s not Safe

    1. You should! or even write about something being unlocked for you? there must be something for you to share because you found the hidden meaning in it. I keep adding suggestions to ‘the daily prompt’ i think it’s so simple and yet so effective!

    1. Thank you for that, it’s funny isn’t it how people can try for years to create a story worth telling, yet the best ones are the ones that we already have.

      Maybe it’s because more passion goes into these stories. I know, for me at least, that i never ‘try’ to share this storey with people. It just flows out of me, akin to when people share pride.

      I feel, if i can share one piece of happily-ever-after to the world it might influence more!

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