What would YOU do if you were terminated, not laid off nor downsized, from a high-paying,lucrative
career? Would you think that you are damaged goods, that everything you have achieved is OVER, and that your life will be bleak? Or would you feel that this so-called termination is just a door to more and better opportunities?
I'd lay on my couch in my bathrobe for a week and mope. Then I'd pick myself up and get excited about all of the possibilities. The wonderful think about not going to that job any more would be that I'd have plenty of time to think creatively about my next adventure.
I was terminated from a corporate position 12 years ago. The Friday I was let go, I sent out emails to all my contacts at other companies, letting them know I was on the market.
The following Monday, I had a phone call from the owner of a local publishing company, asking me to come talk to her. We chatted, I showed her some things, and ended up spending a month collecting unemployment while writing a book for her. At the end of the month, I turned in my book, and she hired me full-time.
I worked there for two years, paying off all my bills, and socking away as much cash as I could---and then, I quit, and went into business for myself. I've been on my own for 10 years, and the mortgage is still current, and there's food on the table.
Losing the cushy corporate job was actually the best thing that ever happened to me. I never would have made the leap into my own business by myself.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
How is a person who has been FIRED, not downsized nor laid off, from a career considered to bedamaged goods with very few, if any, opportunities of ever being rehired again?
by Christy Garrett 6 years ago
Have you ever been laid off from a job?In today's economy you probably know someone who is affected by a layoff. How did you cope with being laid off? I was laid off in 2009 just as the job market was taking a turn for the worse. I was out of work for 5 months, it was very discouraging,...
by Murray91 4 years ago
How do you start over when you have got laid off from your decent-paying job?When I say decent I mean making over $35,000/year.
by Michael Willis 8 years ago
Insulted because I am 48 yesterday afternoon and then laid off today. "Not personal!"...well...the LAW says different! Still work circles around everyone on the job, the only person on the job to get praise from the General Contractor and hear all day from the other contractors how lazy...
by Jane@CM 9 years ago
I know I'm new here, but could use some good vibes, thoughts, prayers - whatever works for you My hubby was laid off this morning. I know we'll have to move, the market here for his type of job isn't good. Now I need to write and write and write & pray that I'll start making a bit of...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
From A JobOlder generations such as the Lost , GI, and older members of the Silent generation portend that being terminated/fired from a job is worse than death and a career killer. They further maintain that once a person is terminated/fired, he/she has no career future to think of and at...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|