A premonition is described as a forewarning or sense of anticipation or anxiety over a possible future event. I’ve never really been one that have had premonitions. I’ve had intuitions in the past such as when I went for a job interview, I felt that something wasn’t legit with the company. I still took the job, though and over the 15 months I was there I saw more and more of the company’s dodgy dealings. I’d sensed that something wasn’t right from being the in the environment though and from chatting to the staff.
Most recently, I had a dream that I was going to be made redundant. It felt so real, that when I woke up, I went online to find out how much redundancy money I would get should I actually be made redundant. Fast forward a couple of months and I receive a phone call from one of the directors at work. I missed the call, but as soon as I heard his voice on the message he left I knew he was calling me about redundancies. I called him straight back and stayed calm and collected. Redundancies are being made and my job was at risk, he told me with the HR rep adding that because I was on maternity leave they would keep one of the new positions they’d created open for me.
However, it wasn’t only the dream I had regarding the company’s redundancies. Just the night before the phone call, my other half and I were discussing my return to work options and I said that I wasn’t happy going back, one, because I didn’t want to leave our daughter with a stranger (a childminder) and ,two, because I felt I was going to be made redundant shortly after I returned anyway, so there really wasn’t any point.
Now, this ‘premonition’ or whatever you want to call it didn’t come completely out of the blue. In October, I visited work and I’d found out that my manager was leaving and that they’d closed down a second office we had and made all the staff there redundant, so did this trigger my dream?
I definitely think it did. I don’t think I would have even contemplated the thought of redundancy had I have not known about the closure of the other office, but still only a small number of teams and employees were effected out of a large number of staff, so the fact that I was one of a few impacted makes me wonder just how much my knowledge of going-ons had a part and how much, if any, was all premonition.
Have you ever had a premonition that’s come true? If so, I’d love to read about in the comments section below.