What to do when you lose your job
But what you do when it ends makes all of the difference. Every time that I lost a job, I immediately made getting a new one my full-time job. And as far as my relationship to the company was concerned, it was a positive one. They had paid me, and paid me well, during the time I was there. I had signed up for no more, expected no more, and got no more. When the curtain came down, I took my bow and immediately started bragging about me and the company.
I didn't do anything wrong to lose these jobs, circumstances just changed. My first corporate job after college was at a company that was doing everything it could to keep from going bankrupt. They shut down huge parts of their organization in a desperate effort to keep their cash flow going. It was a harsh lesson for me to learn when I was so young, but I learned it. The next company I worked for was in pretty much the same predicament, and was rescued, for a while, by a by-out from another company. That was nice while it lasted, but it didn't last. When new management moves in, expect changes. And the new management doesn't know that you are a superstar.
People have been losing jobs, getting laid off, and getting new jobs since the idea of *jobs* began. It's a war zone out there, and there are plenty of people with battle scars.
Posted by Brad Hall