What once was a reason for despair has turned into a status symbol. (Probably more true if you're single, rather than married.) Let's be honest, losing your job is a traumatic experience.
It's almost daily that we hear of another person being laid off from his or her job. Just last week three of my friends were let go from their jobs; the reason, company down-sizing to stay afloat during these tumultuous economic times.
Regardless of what may or may not have been communicated during the exit interviews, I'm willing to bet that the reasoning behind being let go had very little, if nothing, to do with my friends' work ethic. It may have just been the "un-luck" of the draw.
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