Our recent article on The 10 worst things about being laid off offered a wry look at some of the damage that can occur when you're caught in a workforce reduction. (I just love that expression.) Sonja Thompson took the discussion in a different direction on the TechRepublic Facebook page when she challenged folks to find the silver lining in a layoff situation.
Several people jumped in with a positive spin. Here are 10 good things that can happen when you're laid off. See if this list reflects your experience.From Jason Shepard:
1: More time for catch up on home renovations and long-postponed projects
2: More time to spend with the familyFrom Famia Marx:
3: No boss except yourself
4: No more worrying about an impending layoff
5: Discovering you can get by with less; getting the most out of what you have
6: More time to volunteer
7: Opportunities to improve your resume and hone your interview skills
8: Time and a possible incentive to start your own business
9: A chance to upgrade your skillsFrom Josh Wilkie:
10: Severance pay
What (if any) positive experiences have you had after being laid off?
Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 20 years, including a stint with The Cobb Group/ZD Journals. In 1998, she won Ziff-Davis' Chairman's Circle Award for Editorial Excellence for her work as author of several Microsoft Office how-to publications.