It’s hard to know where to begin during a wild week like this.
The calls and emails have been pretty steady all week from people that suddenly found themselves without employment.
Funny about times like these. New babies, death and unemployment always give us the reason to catch up with old friends.
Unemployment is not my idea of a great subject for becoming re-acquainted, but it is what it is.
If this is your first time through the car wash, well don’t panic.
It will not be easy to find the next job, but it should be exciting.
Believe it or not there are many people still working that actually envy your situation and severance package.
Weren’t you actually cursing the old job just a few days ago?
Sudden unemployment means freedom and a chance to take time to explore new opportunities.
For one thing you can now search for a job in the open without fear of your employer finding out. We don’t have that opportunity too often.
People who saw you as untouchable in the last job, just might have been waiting for this moment to talk about employment with them.
And for those who wonder, yes there is ‘life after radio’.
The skills you’ve learned working with people, listeners and customers will serve you well in ‘the real world’.
So once the grim reaper from HR has dropped you and your box of belongings at the front door, take a long breath.
Reward yourself by taking time to relax, and move on.
The sooner you get past the pain, anger and hurt, the sooner you get your life back.
Hey, it’s your life.
Don’t let their bad decision to fire you, consume you.
Your gain is to step away and look at the world with fresh eyes.
If you’re still working, make sure you reach out to those who are not.
And if you’re someone doing hiring please return phone calls, answer email and be a source of hope for those looking for work.
There is nothing harder than going day after day without so much as an email response when you are on the beach.
Judging by the weather around the country, some of those beaches are pretty cold right now.