- characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix: a redundant style.
- being in excess; exceeding what is usual or natural: a redundant part.
- having some unusual or extra part or feature.
- characterized by superabundance or superfluity: lush, redundant vegetation.
- Engineering - (of a structural member) not necessary for resisting statically determined stresses.
- Linguistics - characterized by redundancy; predictable.
- Computers - containing more bits or characters than are required, as a parity bit inserted for checking purposes.
- Chiefly British - removed or laid off from a job.
Like an appendix.
Or a second car you rarely use and can't afford
In which case, in these tight economic times, if you are wise and responsible, you jettison the extra weight that is slowing you down, that is costing you money, that no longer has a function because you are changing direction and redesigning the carriage and mixing way too many metaphors - which all translates as my having been laid off today because they are indeed eliminating my position.
This sounds a lot more bitter than I actually am. If I weren't in such serious economic difficulties I wouldn't care at all. I have felt there was not much more I could learn there and no new place for me in any growth plans. I was feeling a strong urge to be home, to spend my days reading and writing and playing music and exercising and, always, through everything, serving the sadist.
Except there is of course this little issue of paying the bills.
So given that I am still getting over this truly awful, I am really quite cheerful. The fiend was very sweet about it. All he has to say are just a few words but that are always the right words. He knows me so well, and knows just the right way to take care of me. He offered to help me develop a schedule for my days which I know I need to do.
And I know, too, that a big reason why I don't feel so devastated by this latest in a lifetime of layoffs is that he has made me feel so strong and confident and good about myself that I don't take this as any kind of judgment on my worth. And I feel good about myself not just because he values me but because he has taught me to value myself - insisted on pain of bodily harm that I had better value myself! And I do. Not just because of threats, but because he has taught me and convinced me.
Meanwhile, there is a good chance (I'm holding my breath) that I may have a new housemate come September, which will make my finances a little less awful than they might otherwise be. And I get paid through the end of that month, after which unemployment kicks in. Of course, it will be almost completely devoured by payments for heath insurance, which I absolutely cannot give up. But somehow I will manage.
Now if only I could sell 8 stories a day...