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Redundancy: ‘Brigitte’s Emotional Journey’

Posted: May 22, 2014 by AGreene in Music

ALJ710 Assignment 2B- Written Statement

By Angus Greene

On January 10, 2014, Brigitte Sutton was informed that she was going to be made redundant from her corporate job, at the age of 25. The following four months ensured an emotional journey that led Miss Sutton to experience a mixture of anxiety, stress, apprehension, freedom and relief, all of which transpired into a renewed zest for life.

Miss Sutton’s new found passion is highlighted by the fact that in the coming weeks she will be opening a cold pressed juice business in partnership with her older sister Hannah, something of which she is incredibly excited about. This notion depicts a resilient and passionate character who has successfully overcome the many obstacles that arise due to an unforeseen redundancy.

In speaking with Miss Sutton, she details the repercussions of her redundancy, which included financial hardship, the decision to move back home with her parents, the support of her close friends and family, as well as taking time to discover where her passions lied. Furthermore, Miss Sutton emphasises the importance of family and friends throughout this period, and thus provides a candid insight into how you can recover from an unforeseen redundancy.


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Redundancy on a National and Global Perspective:

Miss Sutton’s redundancy is one that is not uncommon throughout our national economy, and further global economy, as it is often an unforeseen circumstance that regularly affects many individuals and families throughout the world. However, it is often the preceding chapter after a redundancy that defines a character and is often left untold, and Miss Sutton’s new found passion and zest for life is a story worth telling.


Below is a list of global personalities who have gone on to achieve much success following being made redundant or sacked:



Brigitte Sutton working on her new cold pressed juice business concept.

  • Steve Jobs
  • Walt Disney
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Madonna
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Robert Redford
  • Thomas Edison
  • Oprah Winfrey

Find more information here for a closer look on other successful personalities who have rebounded from being made redundant.


Brigitte and her sister Hannah Sutton will be launching their cold pressed juice business in the coming weeks, and to see Brigitte’s emotional journey in the preceding four months after her shock redundancy, please watch her story below.