Here I go again! I am letting my current work enviornment direct my blog inspirations. In the past few weeks, I have been hearing a lot about layoffs, solidarity pacts and staff morale being low in many companies across Italy. This made me read up on layoffs and the environment that surrounds them.
I have chosen an article that I think can be useful for those who remain in the companies that are undergoing a restructuring due to redundancies. We instinctively speak about the people who are let go but rarely about the ones that stay.
I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for everyone concerned. My thoughts and positive vibes are with you. Here is the article called Dealing with Post-Layoff Survival Guilt .
Positive attitudes are key to getting through any difficult period,right? My co-worker, AP, is the best and reminding me of this!
- to lay off: to stop employing (someone) because there is not enough work
- to be let go: to stop working because there is not enough work
- to get fired: to be dismissed from a job
- you wonder why: you ask yourself
- a sibling: a brother or sister
- severance package: money or other benefits given when employment is terminated
- akin: alike
- to hang: to remain in the air
- a dip in Productivity: a decline in the work one produces
- the sour taste…in your mouth: an angry feeling that remains
- Survivial of the Fittest: natural selection or the theory that those who are eliminated are the unfit.
- to be a bit somber: to be a little sad and serious
- to get rid of: to do something so that you no longer have or are affected or bothered by it
- to be bogged down with: to be overwhelmed, the feeling when you ahve to many things to do
- are bound to : inevitably
- to foster: to help, grow or develop