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What to Do If You Get Laid Off

Employment consultant Martha Finney doesn’t pull any punches when she talks about layoffs. “The very first thing we should all do is just cop to the fact that it could be us,” she says. “If we’re drawing a paycheck, we could be losing that paycheck. Period.” Her new book, Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (FT Press) is intended for those who are nervous about their job security or find themselves on the unemployment line. With 3.6 million jobs lost since the recession began in December 2007, that’s a lot of people.

– What if someone tells you that you’re being let go? What do you do and say?
– Is it O.K. to express that you think the layoff is unfair?
– Is there any point in writing down what’s been said to you?
– Who do your files belong to? Are you allowed to take them?
– Should you tell everyone in the office what happened or leave quietly?
– What do you tell your kids?
– What if you think your dismissal is age discrimination?
– What do you tell a prospective employer about your layoff? 

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03/02/2009 - Posted by | layoffs | , ,


  1. It was nice to see your blog.Just Keep Writing!

    Don’t pay for your electricity any longer…
    Instead, the power company will pay YOU!

    Comment by Amber | 03/02/2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks Amber! Nice of you to take the time to write!

    Comment by Bear | 03/02/2009 | Reply

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