Louise McSharry has shared why she felt it was so important for her to be open about her sudden show ax on RTE 2FM. The DJ has hosted her own, much-loved weekend show on the station for some time, and worked at the broadcaster for 11 years when last year she was let go.
Since then Louise has been very open about how disappointed she was to be let go and the way in which it was handled. Chatting with Martin King and Karen Koster on the Six O’Clock show this week she said; “Obviously I think I’ve been very open about the fact that at the time it was really difficult. There was no indication that it was coming so it was very abrupt and that was hard.”
“It’s always hard, I think, when a job ends whether it’s your choice or not, it can be a difficult transition and when it comes out of nowhere there’s a lot more to it.”
Continuing, she said that she chose to speak so openly about it because her situation is not unique or unusual and lots of people are let go in ways that can be upsetting. By sharing her experience she hopes it can help someone who might be going through something similar.
“I just felt I really needed to be honest about because first of all, my situation wasn’t unique, there are lots of people who have difficult endings to jobs in all different industries so I always think it can be useful to share your experience.”
“I also just wanted to be honest about the fact that yeah, this is not fun. I’m not loving this but that’s life.”That means that now I’m moving on and it’s going so well for me, I enjoy it all the more because I had that difficult time.”
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Since the end of her show Louise has been moving onwards and upwards as she has just launched her own podcast, ‘Catch Up with Louise McSharry’ much to the delight of regular listeners to her old weekend show.
Chatting about her new venture on the show she said; “I’m so excited to have my podcast that I’ve been working on out. It’s been so well-received. I’ve gotten incredible support from people.”
“It was really tough at the time but now honestly I feel great. I always say it’s kind of harder for me to keep my mouth shut than it is for me to just talk. I can’t help it, it’s just instinctively who I am!”
“I think that helps other people. I’ve certainly learned so much from people being honest about their difficult experiences,” she added.