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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Chapter 12 Not That It Matters to You, but It Hurts for Them, Too

When it comes to getting laid off, there are three main possible sources of shock:

1.  The fact that you are being laid off at all

2.  The provisions in your severance package

3.  The way the layoff was handled

This discussion focuses on why the layoff was handled the way it was handled. The unfortunate fact of life is that by the time the next few years are behind us, companies will be much better at laying off people more humanely. Nothing like practice and experience to make perfect. Unfortunately, right now, even though modern layoffs have been going on for 30 years, many employers are still newbies at this. And they’re scared to death of bungling it so badly that they will ...

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