Showing posts with label downsizing companies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label downsizing companies. Show all posts

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Companies Downsizing

Is there gossip in the workplace about the future possibility of company downsizing? And that it will happen soon? Has your manager given any indication in your recent staff meeting it will happen?

Never assume that some will escape the axe of economization. Always prepare for what life may present right in your face. Never feel badly when and if this happens. Remember what our mothers told us when a door closes a window opens. This will be a new start if it happens to you.

When you hear or see the first signs your company is having issues update your résumé and get written references from co-workers/clients; if you feel their references would help you to secure a new job.
Do not sit on your hands and hope for the best. Be realistic and ask yourself do I want to stay any longer with a company that is having issues?

Do I want to wait until they file bankruptcy? Or do I want to prepare and plan ahead with setting up interviews. Are you going to look out for number one? If you do you will be ahead of the game.

If you live in a city then you are able to do research to learn what companies are hiring. Self-interest is when you self-market to your friends to find out if their company is hiring after you research their stability. Also, register with Employment Agencies to get additional assistance on job searching.

Do not let the economy stop you from taking care of business there are always issues in life; rise above them. Be your own best friend and promote yourself by networking.

If your present employer becomes aware of your endeavor and asks you about it; be honest and ask if they would prepare a written reference for you on company letterhead. That you will give a two weeks’ notice before leaving if that is acceptable with them. If you are working for professional employers they will understand and some might even appreciate the fact the more employees are securing their own future. It will mean the lesser employees they have to layoff.

However, if the worst case scenario happens and they become upset and tell you that you are fired; then you will get severance pay and you can go straight to the unemployment office and register for unemployment. Most people get jobs before they receive unemployment at least that has been the experience of the people I know. Then you will be glad you prepared ahead of time. But if it takes a while do not be ashamed of receiving unemployment while you look for a job.

And remember there's no disgrace in being laid-off, downsized, or even terminated. Some of the most famous people in the world have seen a pink slip or two in their lives. The disgrace is not to think ahead and be prepared. Always be the master of your own plans do not let others surprise you in life as some employers and businesses like to keep secrets of financial issues until the bitter end.

Mark Cuban who worked at a computer store is now a Billionaire and this one will astonish you. Walt Disney was fired by an editor that said he lacked imagination and did not have good ideas. See what happened they went on to bigger and better things. These are just two of so many who have travel down the road of unemployment. When a door closes opportunity often knocks. Will you be ready to answer it?
The way I see it the only disgrace in life is doing nothing. And there are people in our world who do nothing everyday because they lack ambition, and to me they are just living a plain slothful existence. Not the kind of life for someone who wants the best for themselves and their family.

Always be positive and professional in every situation life gives you. I remember my Daddy's advice; a man/woman worthwhile is a one who can smile when everything goes dead wrong.

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