When You’re Laid Off

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 2, 2012 in , , | No Comments

Do these things to minimize the fallout…

Once your supervisor has handed out the pink slip, don’t waste time, take action immediately:

  1. Email coworkers, let them know where they can reach you after leaving. No need to go into detail regarding what happened. Above all, don’t trash your boss.
  2. Transfer all important contacts and documents to your personal email–make hard copies too.
  3. Move your personal information into the trash, then empty it.
  4. Once home, contact supportive friends and family. Tell them you want to talk, go out for dinner, or coffee.

Don't Get the Pink Slip

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jan 31, 2011 in , , , | No Comments

It’s all about the bottom-line. In this economy, no job seems safe from the axe. But there is one way to help the odds lean in your favor.

Dollars and Cents

Tyler Cowen, a professor of Economics at George Mason University, suggests in his article, “How to Talk the Boss Out of Giving You a Pink Slip” (Money Magazine), that the employee ask for a meeting with the boss. He suggests, “In a downturn you need to speak the language that matters most: dollars and cents.”