How to Prepare for Sudden Job Loss: Including Coping with Job Loss
The fact of the matter is that in these uncertain times of downsizing and outsourcing and companies going belly up, the threat of sudden unemployment is all too real. As bleak as this news might be, there is good news: with the right game plan, you can rebound quickly if you are laid off or fired.
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Hired or fired are words people hardly reach thirty without hearing and experiencing, quite often from the same lips. It starts with, “We’re happy to inform you that…”, then later turn to, “We’re sorry to inform you that…” For the latter, the reasons are usually varied and often packaged either cruelly or euphoniously but always fall under infamous terms like retrenchment, lay-off, termination, sacking, firing, reshuffle and downsizing, whatever they wish to christen it! That’s why this is a wake up alarm and an eye-opening treat, well customized and itemized to prepare you for a drought that may hit you any time without any prior signal of the sun! It is tailored to train and remind you of a few facts that will help you smile when sacked.
Nichollo Machiavelli placed it expressly that, “It is human nature when the sea is calm, not to think of the storm” Nichollo is vindicated by the fact that most people start planning when they are sacked. When still working, they live like kings and queens, never believing that one day they might regret for the past extravagance. Ladies invest sumptuous amounts of cash on ridiculous hairdos and outrageous and fleeting fashions while men, appearing to be allergic to possessing money, drink like there’s a looming beer drought. It is not surprising that even the title of this book catches quite a number of people; workers, labour leaders, corporate executives and seasoned entrepreneurs alike, off-guard! They keep celebrating their positions without the slightest forethought that that empire may come crumbling down any time. From this want of foresight, high profile earners spend recklessly that when job loss sweeps them off to the wrong shores, the blow is too heavy to bear: stress leads to substance abuse; unexpected poverty pulverises health; despondency, desperation and dependency leads to stroke or heart attack or frustrations lead to suicide!
Remember joblessness is a matter of life and death! Researchers published 40 years of data from 20 million people in 15 countries postulating that joblessness increases a person’s risk of pre-mature death by 63%! The risk was found to be higher in men than women: 78% to37% and also higher in people below 50 years of age. Professor of Sociology, Eran Shor of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, said, “We suspect that even today, not having a job is more stressful for men than for women. When a man loses his job, it still often means that the family will become poorer and suffer in various ways which in turn in turn can have a huge impact on a man’s health by leading to both increased smoking, drinking or eating, and reducing the availability of healthy nutrition and health care services.”
Sudden job loss implies loss of income, quite analogous to loss of a provider or a source of livelihood to the cruel hands of death, marriage breakage, destruction of a business premise to natural or artificial calamities or loss of customers to competitors etc. These myriad causes of loss of source of income opens the relevance of this book to virtually anyone you’d meet on the street of any hamlet, market, town, city or a metropolitan, megapolis!