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  •  My best friend (8+ / 0-)

    lost three govt. jobs in the space of four years, all as a result of govt. downsizing. In each case, her division or dept was eliminated. She was nearly sixty when the first downsize hit her. She had excellent work record, impeccable credentials, and a great network in her field but so did most of her downsized co-workers. Because she is unmarried and helps support her mother, she had to find a job, any job to keep her income flowing.  Each time, she took a lower paying job, but it was a job.  She is finally in a job she loves, even though her earnings are now considerably lower than when she lost her first job.  The key for her was to stay in the work force.  If at all possible, try to stay in the work force, regardless of the pay or job.  It is much easier to find a job when you are already working.

    It is a difficult time when you suddenly and unexpectedly lose your job.  Try to stay positive.  Good luck.

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:12:30 AM PDT

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