8 signs you will be laid off

Another person just told me they think they will be laid off, they aren’t sure. Some layoffs and firings you just can’t avoid. One smart guy said,

Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place. (Lancaster)

Are you going to be laid off?

There […]

Liars, how we catch them

On a call with a candidate I am told, “I was fired from my last job for lying on my resume. I put down that I had completed my degree when I was 6 credit hours short. They caught it 6 months after they hired me. Now what do I do?”

We catch amazingly […]

How to resign your job – part 2

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. (Russell)

“Take this job and shove it” – can really hurt YOU

Every week I hear, “I know that candidate from a previous job. I wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole. He was not a team player.”

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Coyote traps at work – when to gnaw your arm off

Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. (Phillips)

Coyotes stuck in a trap have been known to gnaw their foot off to escape. A lot of these three footed coyotes survive for years and do very well. Okay, they do well compared to coyotes that were killed by […]

Job search: what the reality show would look like

There is a natural progression to a job search and how you feel when you have been fired. Let me give you the key line that would be in the 8 episodes of the reality show, “I Was Fired.”

Episode 1: Fired? I’ll have another job before I’m out the door, you slug.

Episode 2: […]

Fired! The first 6 things you should do

Fired. Laid off. Terminated. Given a severance or pink slip. Let go. Walked to the door. It’s a terrible, traumatic experience.

Here’s what you do.

First, be nice. No bridge burning. No yelling. Your boss may have been ordered to fire you and is being fired in another week. You may end up working for […]

What to do about a totally unfair firing

My son was the best checkout clerk in the store. His checkout speed was consistently the best. Customers loved his happy personality. He often had the most “add on” sales at the cash register. Then one day he was put on probation. Shortly thereafter he was fired. It was because he had decided not to […]

How to make your boss really happy when he fires you

Make your boss really happy when he fires you. Tell him, “You can’t fire me, I quit!” Then sign the papers that say you resigned. He’ll soberly say, “That really hurts to hear you say that.” As you leave the building he will take your papers, kiss them and pump his arms in the air […]

Permanent employment DOES exist

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty, not knowing what comes next. (LeGuin)

Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal. (Ditka)

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather […]

Fired! The first 6 things you should do

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm! (Lombardi)

Fired!

Fired. Laid off. Terminated. Given a severance or pink slip. Let go. Walked to the door. It is a terrible, traumatic experience.

Here’s what you do.

First, be nice. No bridge burning. No yelling. Your boss may have been ordered to […]