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Laid Off to Take Off

In 1985 I was called into the corporate office I had worked in since 1978. I was very excited because I had landed in the top 10 out of 300 national sales people for the fourth time. One year they awarded us with $10,000 tax free, once a trip to Mexico and the other was a week in Hawaii. I had been hoping for an upgraded car. The sales car dujour was a 4-door Chevy Impala. Even though it had power steering, it drove like a tank. I was all glittery-eyed of the Chevy Brougham which came with electric windows and seat adjustments. I had picked out the deep burgundy and had sat in one at the show room at least a dozen times.

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Getting Laid Off

We are still experiencing major layoffs across the country. Even though we have added about 1.2 million jobs in the first quarter this year our unemployment rate is still 10%. Yet that doesn’t include the number of people who have run out of unemployment benefits.

If you’re reading this and you have recently lost your job, you might want to think twice about trying to get another job and having to experience this again and again. Besides, how often can your finances and your family survive such a drastic upheaval in your career.

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