I Got Laid Off! A Few Thoughts….
Three days ago, I was informed that my position is being terminated and my services are no longer needed at my employer. That said, I was really surprised at these turn of events since the recession really hadn’t affected my company. We weren’t closing down offices and having massive layoffs like many firms across the U.S. and even the world. A restructure was deemed necessary by management and they are making what they believe is the correct choice for the company.
So after the initial shock and fear that overcame me, I have come to realize that I need to look at this as an opportunity: an opportunity to start a new chapter in my career that will lead me to bigger and brighter things. I believe staying positive is key in this situation since bouts of emotional outbursts, incessant complaining and finger pointing aren’t very productive, necessary or useful.
Although I am fearful about where my next paycheck is going to come from. I have never been in this position in all of my life, so it is something new. I hope to take it as a learning experience and be aware of how it feels. Up until this point, I can’t say that I could truly empathize with all the unemployed out there. I read the news every morning and see reports on how unemployment claims have risen, mass layoffs have continued and foreclosures increased. I always responded in my mind, “That’s too bad….Hey, let’s go get a $7 cup of coffee.”
Needless to say, I am now humbled……
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