Handling a Layoff
A layoff can happen for any reason, and the underlying meaning of a layout is that the organization does not need you anymore. A layoff generally comes as a surprise because one is not prepared for it. However in hindsight, I feel that it is good to know that the organization does not need you anymore.
A layoff also means that you work in an organization only till the time it needs you. Is this not what you work for? Wherever you work, the organization should need you as professionals and it should realise that you are adding some value to its operations and business, else you should be looking to work somewhere else. I do not think that technical writers enjoy being an extra player in the team.
How the layoff was a blessing-in-disguise for me
While the disappointment of a layoff is understandable, this is more of our first and immediate reaction to the news. Over next few weeks, many professionals accept it positively and move forward.....
Does a layoff teach something?
I do not think that a layout teaches anything specific or noteworthy. It is as simple as quitting, only that the decision to part ways is of employer and not by self.
Common challenges in dealing with a layoff
Handling the change after layoff is easier said than done. Whether you get another job or get a contract as an independent professional, it brings its own challenges.
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- Vinish Garg