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Why I Am Thankful For Being Laid Off – Here’s My Story

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Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer

“Congrats on getting bounced. A pretty awesome group of people get bounced nowadays, so you are in good company … “

This is an actual email response I sent to a friend a few months ago when he was laid off. So, if this happened to you–as it did to me–I say to you, “Congratulations!” Some of us have juicy stories and others are more mundane. Regardless of your story, being unemployed or underemployed in this market does not carry The Scarlet Letter stigma it once did. It has become a prevalent part of our lives, headlines and conversations. And make no mistake, it is an opportunity. However, before I pontificate with the “the world is your oyster” speech and tell you how thankful I am that it happened to me, let me tell you my story.Continue Reading…