Dealing with a Lay Off

What to Expect When You Are No Longer Expected

Martha I. Finney

A high-speed car crash comes to mind. You have been barreling along at top speed for years. Working very long hours, even while in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Taking your Blackberry and laptop on vacations with you. Perhaps you’ve sacrificed a bit of your own health and peace of mind for the sake of the job and what it brings to you and your family. Things have been moving very fast, and you’ve been accelerating along with the world, pushing down on the accelerator to keep ahead of your competition and stay on the leading edge of your industry. There’s something ...

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