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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 […]

Use the slings and arrows of outrageous job fortune to win

Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David. (Weed)

Okay, Goliath tried to kill David. But it was how David reacted to Goliath that made him famous.

How horribly bad stuff can eventually help you have a great job

Some people claim that the best thing that happened to President George W. Bush, […]

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 […]

Volunteer to be the first person laid off

The best people have the hardest time finding jobs when they are laid off. It is a fact. It is not for the reason you are thinking.

This is my experience.

I was the only person out of 300 that knew for sure that layoffs were coming. I had a mole in the headquarters in […]

Are you paid enough?

I help people get paid enough. I’ve gotten a few people 50% pay raises. […]

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 […]