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In Country Western music, sad songs about losing your job have a special niche, something a little more wistful than David Allan Coe’s hearty “Take This Job and Shove It.” Merle Haggard’s “If We Can Make It Through December” is about a worker who gets laid off from his factory job at the end of the year. In “These Days I Barely Get By,” George Jones moans that his boss plans to lay everyone off come winter. No question about it, getting laid off is even tougher to handle than losing your dog or your pick-up truck, two other sad themes in country tunes. But getting laid off also can signal a time for renewal, starting over and moving ahead in an exciting new direction. getAbstract finds that retirement expert Lita Epstein does a very solid job of showing you how to cope with life after a layoff. She explains how to make the best of a bad situation by taking practical, weekly steps. Her book will help you achieve a heads-up state of preparedness and – if you do have to pick up your guitar (or laptop) and hit that lonesome unemployment road – she tells you what song to sing next to get back in the saddle.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you should always be prepared for a possible layoff
  • How to handle your career on a week-to-week basis if you lose your job
  • How to find another job
  • What issues to address if you consider self-employment
 

About the Author

Lita Epstein, M.B.A., teaches at the College of Graduate Business and Management at the University of Phoenix. She has written numerous nonfiction books on such topics as Medicare and Social Security.

 

Summary

Here’s Your Pink Slip, There’s the Door
Layoffs are a major problem. In the United States, unemployment has reached record levels. Many long-term laid-off workers are settling for lower-paying, part-time jobs, and some have quit looking, started their own entrepreneurial ventures or gone...

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