Victim of a company downsize

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I was terminated in May as part of a large-scale company downsizing. Ask Deb Company Downsizing job search My severance pay is through December. What do I use as my ending date on my resume? Thank you, Duane. Dear Duane: Ask the Human Resources Manager at your former employer to clarify which ending date you should use on your resume. Ask by email, so you have the answer in writing. That is the date you will use.

Downsizing During the Holidays: A Sign of Bad Planning?


Every year thousands of Americans are downsized, laid off, or just plain […] Source. These past two weeks my Twitter feed has been full of announcements from colleagues about being let go, or having just missed being on the chopping block, while dozens of others found themselves out of a job. Yes, it’s holiday layoffs season again! HR end of year planning layoffs


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Protect Yourself from a Downsizing Profession

Water Cooler Wisdom

« How to Work Around Office Problems | Main | Confidence Takes Men Further » February 24, 2011 Protect Yourself from a Downsizing Profession Many people don’t realize that industry downsizing will affect their jobs until it’s too late. Actually, in a downsizing profession, layoffs are always come to the people who have no pre-protections.

Advice for Boomers Wanting to Downsize

Boomers Next Step

Are your children now adults with homes of their own? If you are experiencing empty nest syndrome, you may find that your home has become too big for you. You are no longer raising a family and do not need all of the extra room that you find you now have. You also do not. Lifestyle Retirement Wellness

Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze

Sklover Working Wisdom

Agreements and Contracts Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Process Insights What to Do BeforeWorkplace Negotiating Insight No. 16: Make a “Go File”. Pleeeeeze. Observe and Learn: Life is unpredictable, and workplace life is especially unpredictable. You need to be prepared. You don’t know when you might be laid off, offered a great job elsewhere, or be cut off from access to your office computer.

2018 116

Did You Know That.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Avoiding Disputes Did You Know Disputes and Resolving Them Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Yours (or Allegedly Yours recording calls or meetings, even if legal in your state, is probably cause for getting fired at work? It is common for employees to tell me “I know that it is legal to record a telephone conversation in this state, so I have been recording phone calls and meetings at work, and there is nothing they can do about it.”.

2018 100

“Subsidized COBRA in Severance – What’s that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Almost everyone who is laid off or downsized in the U.S. COBRA Fired, Downsized or Laid Off FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Q & A What to Do BeforeQuestion: Dear Alan: I was recently laid off from my job in pharmaceutical sales, and received a small severance. I signed up for COBRA healthcare continuation for my family. When the bill came, for family coverage all I had to pay for my entire family was $325 monthly. That is far less than I thought it would cost.


Hey, It’s August. We Call This “Protect Your ‘Rolodex’ Month”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Before Resigning Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiating ? Seven Ways to Ensure Your Contact Info is Never Lost. “As As a general rule, the most successful [person] in life. Is the [person] who has the best information.”. – Benjamin Disraeli. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES : For over three decades, I have assisted employees in the navigation and negotiation of their issues and opportunities at work.

2016 109

Career Skills: Rehearsing Difficult Conversations at Work


Dealing with Downsizing of Staff & as an Employee. I knew that it was no one’s fault I was being downsized and laid off, at least, it was as least as much my fault as anyone’s. But even if you never get laid off or impacting by downsizing, you need to be ready for other difficult conversations. Leadership Work conversation management Dan Lovejoy dealing with difficult people at work difficult conversations difficult conversations at work downsizing staff

2012 126

“Thinking of Your Own Small Business? – Four Paths to Pursue”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Even Wal-Mart may one day want to downsize by selling more goods online, and less employees in less “bricks-and-mortar” stores. Been Fired, Downsized, or Laid Off? Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Going Out on Your Own Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your Job What to Do After “If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”. Unknown Author.

2014 116

Job Loss Rebound – How to Do It “A.S.A.P.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Going Out on Your Own Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Monthly Newsletter Library “We often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”. Alexander Graham Bell. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : In working with individuals who have suffered job loss, the following question is frequently posed to me, in the words, or in the eyes, of my clients: “Got any good ideas on how to deal with this?”.

2015 122

Letter of Education – Key Words & Phrases

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Key Words & Phrases Misconduct and Bad Behavior Reporting or Complaining About What to Do Before What is the meaning of: “Letter of Education” ? Letter of Education” generally means “You did something wrong, perhaps without knowing it; just don’t let it happen again.” It means that you broke a rule, generally not a rule serious enough to get you fired, but serious enough to give you a written warning.

2013 109

“If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

When employers engage in a downsizing or layoff, most have first prepared what is commonly called a Severance Plan, which is a list of the “rules and regulations of who gets paid what.” Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Miscellaneous Q & A Severance Packages Unemployment Benefits What to Do After Question: Dear Alan: My husband was informed that his position will soon be eliminated due to restructuring following a recent company acquisition.

2014 109

Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Duties – The Four “Situational Exceptions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Confidentiality Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Monthly Newsletter Library Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Yours (or Allegedly Yours “Due to the highly confidential nature of my position. even I don’t know what I do all day.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY” : Bart was a highly respected Business Development Officer for a major antiquities dealer headquartered in London. His interests, education and experience all overlapped one another.

2016 100

“Fired after I resigned; will it affect my open job offer?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Job Offers and Offer Letters Misconduct and Bad Behavior Q & A Withdrawal by the Employer Yours (or Allegedly Yours Question: Dear Alan: About a month ago I resigned from my job to join a different employer. A few days ago, I was terminated from my present job by my employer’s Surveillance Team for unknowingly emailing a private document to my personal email.

2014 109

“Fired for false accusation. What can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Misconduct and Bad Behavior Q & A What to Do After Yours (or Allegedly Yours Question: I was just fired. My boss has been making accusations that I somehow took $2,800 over the last three months, which I did not do. . Even though the person working with me was seen by others on a surveillance camera stealing cash from a client, my former boss still has not viewed the videotape. .

2013 122

“18 Tips to Address Job-Loss Anxiety and Blues”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off General Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Thoughts You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which. you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”. - Eleanor Roosevelt .

2013 122

Must employers provide a reason for terminating an employee?

Sklover Working Wisdom

When employees are fired, downsized or laid off, they are frequently offered severance payments in return for a Release of claims. After Negotiating Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & A Severance Packages What to Do AfterQuestion: I was laid off due to a position elimination on 10/05/10. I would have celebrated my 20th year anniversary as an employee of the company on 03/09/11, just five months later.

2011 130

“What is ‘after-acquired cause’ for firing?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Miscellaneous Q & A Severance PackagesQuestion : My friend put in a three-month notice at his job. He worked the full three months. Six days later, when he returned to clean out his office he was told he was being charged with embezzlement for using the company gas credit card outside of work.

2011 130

“Fired for being overheard speaking to a colleague; anything I can do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & A What to Do AfterQuestion : I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a full-time Alzheimer’s Unit of a residential facility. One resident was acting out violently: he went after me with a rake, grabbed my arm, and threatened to hurt me. These things were reported to my managers, who told me that “This is dementia; deal with it.”. This same resident was seeking out other female residents to get them into his room.

2011 125

“With no anti-texting policy, can I be fired for texting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & AQuestion : I work for an apartment management company. My employer is claiming that I was fired for inappropriate texting to a tenant at the apartment complex. I was initially given a suspension pending an investigation. After the investigation report was completed, I was fired. The employer has no policy about using cell-phones, and no policy against texting. Do I have a case for wrongful termination? Leonard .

2011 109

Losing a Job is Never Easy: Just Ask Ann Curry

Career Solvers

Following a downsizing, company executives should be visible and available to listen and answer questions. career management outplacement Ann Curry downsized fired job loss terminatedIt pained me to watch Ann Curry’s goodbye on The Today Show today. Job loss isn’t easy for anyone; having to make the formal announcement on national television was obviously very difficult for her.

2012 63

“If I am terminated for cause, can accumulated leave time and comp time be denied me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wages Q & AQuestion: I was recently terminated by a municipal employer for which I am sure they will claim was “cause.” Over the course of my employment I have accumulated significant “leave time” and “comp time” that, under normal circumstances, and according to the Leave Manual would be given to me in a lump sum upon separation. Can they deny me this earned income because I was terminated for cause?

2011 116

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Career

Career Solvers

How can you be prepared if a hurricane hits your career in the form of a downsizing or company closing? career management networking outplacement resume downsizing Hurricane Sandy layoff pink slipThe East Coast is still recovering from last week’s Hurricane Sandy. As a native New Yorker who has lived in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, I’m still trying to comprehend the concept of New York and major hurricane in the same sentence. And I’m not alone.

2012 57

“Must I give a tape recording to my boss?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cause" for Firing Fired, Downsized or Laid Off Q & AQuestion: I feel I have been experiencing an ongoing series of persecution and verbal harassment by my boss. When I have filed complaints, Human Resources only seems to look at my performance, and never deals with the substance of my complaints. At the last meeting I had with my boss and Human Resources, they made me sign a summary of their “expectations.”

2011 109

Practicing What I Preach: Creating a Lifestyle I Can Love and Live.

Career Makeover Coach

Blog About Tai on Twitter Free Consultation Coaching Options Coaching FAQs Testimonials Contact Resources Reading List CMC Products Events Subscribe to RSS Practicing What I Preach: Creating a Lifestyle I Can Love and Live With by Tai Goodwin on December 20, 2009 I did quite a bit of downsizing in November and loaded up the CRV and headed out for Minnesota.

2009 119

The Long Road Back – 5 Links for Starting Your Job Search

Career Alley

Whether you are part of a downsizing, merger, “job mismatch” or plain old “going out of business”, there is no worse place to be than on the unemployment line. Losing your job sucks. There’s just no other way to put it. I’ve seen all of the variations of job loss from all different angles. And […]. Job Search Job Loss job search planning

2017 202

78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work August 31, 2008 · 3 comments Seventy Eight Percent of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work, Survey Finds -Expert Offers Tips on Managing Stress and Securing Flexible Work Arrangements- CHICAGO, July 16, 2008 – Downsized staffs paired with increased workloads may be causing a rise in stress levels around the workplace.

2008 100

Networking Is the Best Way to Build Your Safety Net


But then your department is downsized. So you love your job. You’re totally happy and can’t envision ever working somewhere else. Or a new boss comes. Or you decide that you could be making more money somewhere else. Whatever the circumstance, today’s transient job market means that you are always job hunting. Or should be. […] The post Networking Is the Best Way to Build Your Safety Net appeared first on WorkAlpha

2014 164

Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business

Resume to Referral

commentary : American businesses of all sizes are grappling with a soft economy, fiscal uncertainty, company downsizing, and overall belt tightening. These factors, particularly staff downsizings, are producing a substantial pool of jobseekers not historically a major part of the

Age Discrimination: Outmoded, Illegal and Bad for Business

Resume to Referral

American businesses of all sizes are grappling with a soft economy, fiscal uncertainty, company downsizing, and overall belt tightening. These factors, particularly staff downsizings, are producing a substantial pool of jobseekers not historically a major part of the recruitment mix for hiring managers. Many of these downsized candidates are older, mature individuals, with years of

Consultants' League

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 06/2005 « Jobs WANTED Billboard | Main | Audition » Monday, August 02, 2010 Consultants’ League If you and others have been downsized, “right-sized” , or otherwisereallocated, consider building and promoting a web site for all the affected employees. Guerrilla Job Hunting Home Subscribe FREE-Guerrilla Job Search Tips!

2010 48

In Search of Meaningful Work

Learning Voyager

Many are in search of full-time work in the field they had worked in before the downsizings. Here We Are. Now What? Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain About Me Terrence Seamon Facilitator, blogger, and transitionist, Terry is engaged, learning, and changing. Interested in reaching me, use my email, thseamon at yahoo dot com. View my complete profile My Blog List Aa.ha! Thinking Inside The Blog!]

2010 65

self marketing and career opportunity optimization!

Resume Writing

Don’t wait until you are terminated or downsized! Don’t wait until you are terminated or downsized! Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog.

2008 40

Recently Fired? Surround Yourself With Pushy Encouragers!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently downsized, separated or fired executives often at the precipice of retirement or at a phase in their executive career ladder where they are feeling old and worn down often struggle with building a career portfolio.

2012 156

Social Impressions: The State of Recruiting in 2015

The Undercover Recruiter

This year’s survey shows that recruiters are downsizing on the quality of hires to scale up, and increasing their use of social media. Recruiting changes extremely fast, especially with new technology, techniques and problems. Each year, Jobvite release surveys exploring the recruiter side and the job seeker side. Takeaways: For 2015, the priorities of recruiters. View Article. Social Impressions: The State of Recruiting in 2015. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

2015 86

6 Top Tips for Successfully Changing Career

The Undercover Recruiter

It may be because they have lost interest in their current field of work, or maybe they are being let go by their company due to downsizing. There are many reasons why people change career. Whatever the reasons are, it’s not uncommon for people to work in more than one field or industry in their working. View Article. 6 Top Tips for Successfully Changing Career. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Career Management Job Search career change industry job search Training

2015 87

Workspaces That Work

The Undercover Recruiter

As more employees work from home, organisations find they can downsize their offices to accommodate only those employees who are on site every day. Hot-desking, where employees don’t have a fixed desk in an office, is a key part of organisational preferences for cheaper, more flexible workplaces. According to Franklin Becker, a social psychologist at. View Article. Workspaces That Work. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

2015 80

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

New love and new work uplift us; loss of love and loss of work “downsize” us all. “In the end, it’s all about love and work, isn’t it?”. Charlie Rose. When I recently heard Charlie Rose say this, it struck me how much our daily work defines us, and that work may just be right up there with the quest for love in our lives. And it makes no difference whether you are a media executive, a waitress in a coffee shop, or a brain surgeon.

2015 142

What To Do Before You Announce the Company Layoff


Downsizing, restructuring, or layoffs can negatively impact your company’s brand. Let’s be frank no matter what the state of the economy is, being a part of layoffs is never fun. In fact, it has been the worst part of my career in HR. No matter how necessary for your bottom line, it is imperative to […] Source. Basics HR company layoff company restructure hr basics layoff restructure

Reduce Stress at Work

Career Alley

Some of the key drivers of stress in the workplace are: Concerns about job security (downsizing, performance, etc.). Job Security Related Stress: There is not a lot you can do about a pending downsizing or the impact of a failed business other than to look for another job. We all get stressed at work. How many times have you thought about just quitting and walking out the door on the spot?

2015 271

PODCAST: This is HR (Pilot Covering Sephora D&I Training, Ford OD and more)

The HR Capitalist

recent layoffs at Ford Motor Company including a kinder, gentler approach allowing downsized employees to hang out for a few days after getting the news (14:06). (Email subscribers, if you don't see the podcast player, click here to see the podcast ). In the pilot of THIS IS HR , Jessica Lee (VP of Brand Talent, Marriott) is joined by Tim Sackett (President of HRU) and Kris Dunn (CHRO at Kinetix) for a discussion of industry news that only true HR pros could love.

2019 109

Product Review: Airfree T800 Air Purifier

Ms. Career Girl

I have an RV, and I also made the leap to downsize into a tiny home this year. Our “normal” used to be living and working in various little boxes we called home and the office. Covid complicated that, I’m sure you’d agree. Lots of us are now home more often, or always.

2020 130