Lay-offs, retrenchments and other dreadful words to this effect are today’s buzzwords. We see the consequences of unemployment on individuals, households and communities all over the world. This book endeavours to motivate people in a down-to-earth, practical way to overcome the trauma of sudden unemployment. Based on Christian principles, it illustrates how to rebuild your life again.
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About the Author
André Fourie was born, bred and educated in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
In 2002, after the company he had worked for was liquidated – leaving him unemployed for the second time - he and his wife decided to embark on a family adventure and moved to England with their three children. This venture has now extended to ten years and they have settled in the United Kingdom as British citizens with dual nationality.
After obtaining an Honours degree in Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (1988), he followed a career in the financial sector in South Africa. His career took him to different jobs where he was, among other things, able to exploit his writing skills as copywriter and writer of training manuals. Having gone through two job loss encounters he sees himself as a quasi-expert on the topic. This book is a blend of his firsthand knowledge of being unemployed, his financial/marketing education and the knowledge/experience gained over more than thirty years (the last twenty in senior positions).
In the mid 1990’s he became highly inspired and seriously put finger to keyboard after winning a national competition for first time writers – resulting in the publication of his entry.
His second attempt, a motivational book, was published by one of the major publishing houses in South Africa (Van Schaik, now Tafelberg) in 1998.
He subsequently has seen many articles under his name being published in various magazines and other publications in South Africa. Most of the formerly mentioned publications, though, were in his mother tongue, Afrikaans.
His latest project is the story of a boy growing up during the 1960’s - the height of the Apartheid-years - in South Africa.