Category: Got Canned

How I Reacted to Getting Laid-Off the First Time

I was 22 years old and eight months fresh out of college when I was first laid-off from the lifestyle's magazine I was working at. For colleagues who hear, it was pretty painless. Standard. Kind of boring, actually. But my ego was screaming 'Say Whhaaattt?'.   My mind started firing off all the nasty words ...

You’re Lazy. Get Up and Do Something

When I was unemployed, my parents would write this in an email to me every day. My response is always a concise ‘K’.   Their words burned into my confidence. They justified it as "tough love".   Like a bad breakup, my emotions were running high on sadness at being unemployed. I was rejected. And ...

Six Signs You’re About to Get Laid Off and What to Do About It

As embarrassing and ridiculous as it is to write that I’ve been laid off five times in 10 years (this has to be a world record, right?), I will admit that I am dense in noticing the red flags. It took me until my fourth lay off to finally notice the signs that my departure ...

Seven Steps To Do To Get Laid-Off

*Disclaimer: the below tips shouldn’t be confused with getting fired on purpose. Because, well, that would be foolish. Steps and tips are untested.   I recently had a discussion with some girlfriends who wanted to quit their jobs to either travel or go back to school. The dilemma? they didn't want to lose their employment ...

Somewhere In My Fragile Ego, I’m A-Okay With Getting Laid-Off Five Times

Truth time. I have five layoffs under my belt. And I’m only 30ish. I barely had time to learn the names of my coworkers before each place I worked at decided to show me the door. Just my luck.   I'm gainfully employed now (*knock on wood), but I've considered moonlighting as a professional laid-offer ...