I'm 31, currently facing redundancy this week although I'm pretty sure I should survive, I won't be out of the woods for a long time with my company making cuts until 2022. I work in the Telecommunications industry as a technical specialist / technician. What once was a thriving industry with a good wage and career prospects has now been shunned by cheap contractor labour costs, offshoring and short term share profits. I'll stick around as long as I can, but the threat of job loss is constant threat. I should get a redundancy payout to last 6-8 months with my mortgage at this point. I have no problem going back to a lower wage or furthering education with short term study, but not wanting to lose my house I can't exactly take 3-4 years off work and get a degree. Wondering if there are any other sherdoggers who found themselves in a similar situation or simply had enough of what they were doing and took the plunge. Interested to know your story.