Chapter 26 Never Be in This Situation Again

Throughout this book, we’ve talked about how to deal with this current situation in your life—your career, your finances, your friends, your family, your own frame of mind. So now let’s talk a little bit about your future.

There’s a kind of magical thinking that surrounds catastrophe. Many of us (including me) somehow believe that once we’ve paid our Big Dues, nothing so bad can ever happen to us again. (Which is why, I suppose, people immediately think that they have to land another job—and fast—to rest easy in the arms of the perception of security again.) But those who have been laid off more than once will tell you that lightning does strike twice, sometimes even three or four or five times in ...

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