Celebrated media personality Ciru Muriuki has for the first time opened up about being laid off from British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
In an update shared on her socials, Muriuki admitted that she was among employees who were affected by a recent retrenchment witnessed at the international media house.
“ I was laid off, in other words, I was retrenched. I was working at this large international media house for 5 years and last year they let the large staff know that they wanted to take a different direction and wanted to do a digital-first approach and as a result some roles with be made redundant. Right now I’m an under-employed journalist,” Ciru Muriuki said in her opening statement.
She went on to narrate that she was sharing her experience to encourage people who might be going through the same.
Ms. Muriuki further acknowledged that she will be making a few changes in her life to accommodate the new reality.
“One of the reasons why I have wanted to talk about this is because people think there is some kind of shame in acknowledging that you have lost your job. These are really tough economic times… there is life after losing your full-time employment. There are people I know who have never been employed and they are thriving..,” Ciru said.
She added; “I have been retrenched and I'm not throwing myself fully into content creation but I hope to thrive there as well,".
According to the journalist, she will be giving her fans weekly updates on all the things she will be up to.
She also promised to share her weight loss journey after shedding off a few Kgs recently.
“I have had a regular paycheck for over a decade now and this is somehow a shock to the system. I have had to make adjustments to my lifestyle,” Ciru said.
The former BBC reporter admitted that; Having a regular paycheck made her settle in a little comfort Zone and she was not thinking outside the box because of the financial security that comes with it.
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