Surviving a Layoff: Inventing Your Own Future
Layoff—it’s not a pretty word. It stinks, especially if you, a friend, or a relative is the one being laid off. It’s no picnic either for the people laying off others—guaranteed, it’s the hardest personnel action a leader will ever take. And for the survivors (those colleagues at work who remain on the job), it’s no better. They keep waiting for the other shoe to fall—when it might be their turn. They also have the stress of shouldering the extra responsibility of work left behind by their departed colleagues.
This series of posts over the next week or so will focus on the person being laid off and what can be done to find a job in this economy.