To be honest, I was let go from that company. The role of the position I had, changed from being a data analyst to being effectively a sales person. At that time, I didn't have the necessary skills to perform the new tasks I had to do as efficiently and quickly as was required to do the job well. As a consequence, after a month or so they decided to let me go. I think it was the right decision on their part to take.
In hindsight, I should have made them aware of the difficulties I was facing with adapting to the new role. But I didn't. The situation taught me a very important lesson, asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a way to learn and improve what you do.
This is something which has greatly helped me in both of the jobs I have had since.
I left the company to take up a position in another company. It wasn't an easy thing to do. The company I left was excellent to work for, I got on extremely well with everybody I worked with and really liked the role I was doing. But one of my ex-work colleagues made me aware of a vacancy at the company she was working at. It was a more senior role with more potential for self development.
Making the decision was difficult, but at that time in my career it was too good an opportunity to turn down. So, I left the company to take up the position that I was offered.
I was made redundant. Due to the financial crisis, the company I worked for at that time had to reduce its overall costs. The department I was in, was one of those which was affected by the cutbacks. Unfortunately, I was one of 30 staff who were made redundant. It was a shock at the time, but I can appreciate why they had to do it.