What NOT to do if you lose your job.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
What NOT to do if you lose your job.
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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 2:38pm

Here is an article that had some good tips on things not to do if you lose your job: 

Everyone expects you to be angry and upset at getting fired or laid off, but don't take the bait. Being outwardly bitter and vituperative will only prevent you from accessing the help you need from your friends and colleagues. While there are no official rules for how to act when you're let go, there are unwritten guidelines to keep in mind.

Read more: http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/06/17/what-not-do-when-fired/

I think the advice to not burn any bridges is important.  As horrible your last position, boss or company was, you don't want to let them know it because you might need their reference someday.  

What did you think of the tips?

Avatar for lizmvr
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Registered: 06-06-2001
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 2:12pm

I guess I tend to think that if you've been fired, you've already burned your bridge with that employer. Sure, you might have a very close friend that will still side with you and feel you did no wrong prior to being fired, but I still would have a difficult time recommending that very close friend at the former employer be used as a reference.

Liz


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 06-20-2013 - 12:43pm
I agree, although I was thinking more in terms of a layoff or downsizing. You have to be careful what you say about that company in a public forum.