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 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 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 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 Michael Willis 8 years ago
As I have posted a few months ago, I was called back to work full-time. This is a good thing.The Issue:......I finally found out why I was laid-off in the first place. I Was Single...I don't need a job as much as a married person or someone who may have a kid.....hmmm and this company owner has...
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