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What Should I do if I Think I Might be Laid Off? What if I Get Laid Off?

getting laid off – here is what to do

Customer question on what to do if you think you might be getting laid off

I’m afraid I might be getting laid off from my job, but I really want to stick it out to the end because I’m very determined to make it work out.  But in the back of my mind, I can’t help but wonder what will actually happen.  I would hate to see myself get laid off and not have done anything about it.  What should I do?

-Karen

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Don’s answer to what you should do if you think you might be getting laid off

I understand your concern. It’s a tough call to make: why leave a job you like and enjoy just on the mere possibility of being laid off. Most people won’t step out of their comfort zone and will ride out the rumors of layoffs with the hopes of keeping their job. I fell victim to this several times in my career.

Every time, and I mean every time I rode out the rumors of layoffs, I found myself on the unemployment line – at least 4-5 times in the last 20 years – you think I would have learned after the first 2, but I’m no different than anyone else and was hopeful.

If I were you, I would casually send out resumes and go on some interviews – if for no other reason than to just get in the groove of interviewing and in case you are faced with an unexpected layoff. At least that way, you’ll be prepared and won’t be starting from scratch.

I hope this helps.

Don

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