Retooled is a place to find and share experiences of the rollercoaster of redundancy.

This site was begun by a group of employees who were all made redundant when our company MG Rover closed. We hope by sharing our experiences, Retooled will be valuable to anyone who is going through redundancy.

Start by exploring the stories below, which are real people’s accounts of every part of the journey.

And feel free to add your own experiences, as Retooled is a growing resource.

Life at the old job


What did you do before, and what do you remember about it?

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The Build Up


What is it like in the leadup to redundancy? How is the atmosphere at work and at home?  A surprise or anticipated conclusion?

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When it happened


What is it like to find out your job has gone  and what are the memories around ‘that’ day?

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The aftermath


What is it like in the following days, weeks and months, from telling the family, to the “what next”?

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Turning things around


Still finding it tough? Or have things lifted again for the better?

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Looking Back


How do you feel when you look back on the redundancy period? What are you doing now?

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Advice


What advice, tips and thoughts would you pass on to someone going through redundancy?

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