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'I've been made redundant five times'

John Brailsford lost his job at Carpetright, in Wigan, after the chain decided to close nearly a quarter of its 400 shops.
It was his fifth redundancy in a 40-year retail career, which has meant he's often had to take a demotion to find another job.
He's one of an estimated 40,000 people who have been affected this year by upheaval on the High Street, according to BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up To Money, which has been tracking the raft of business failures and shop closures since January.

'Update CV'

"The first time it happened was an absolute disaster and I just learned to take a step back, find myself another job, and carry on. Since then I've been made redundant four more times," said Mr Brailsford.
"The very first thought [with Cartpetright] was, here we go again. It came completely out of the blue. Having been through it so many times before it was just a case of - CV, update it, get it out there and see what happens."
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