When you've been in a "permanent" position with a state agency for 6 years, and your job performance consistently receives a high rating, receiving a layoff notice is quite a surprise. I received a layoff notice about a week ago, and I thought it might be helpful to blog about it.
The second thing is a question that so many loving, well-meaning friends and acquaintances ask. You know the question: "So, have you lined up something else?" or "So, what do you want to do?" I truly think this is the question that 90% of Americans in the workforce don't want to answer honestly. And, I guess the best thing about having a job is that only a really close friend will ask that. But, when you get the notice, the question is not far behind.
So, before I answer the question, let me throw it back to you: Do you know what you want to do?