« on: October 5, 2003, 08:22 PM »
Yeah, I got laid off from a job in 1999. Just in time for The Phantom Menace, in fact.
What did I do? Well, I knew that it was coming. So, I started planning, and I was talking with people before it even happened. I let them know what was happening, and some were sympathetic and offered some freelance work. I kept on developing contacts and got more work, and also lived off some of the severance package. I was lucky in that the company owed me half a year's pay. It helped during the lean times. And so, I kept on developing contacts. Some led to more freelance work. And eventually, it led to the staff job that I have now.
Layoffs aren't the end of the world. Especially if a company isn't financially healthy. And, it could lead to a potentially bigger and better job. That's what happened in my case.