Informed Compassion

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Here are some right and wrong things to say and do for an unemployed friend. Remember that the loss of a job or career breaks down into many immediate losses—of financial security and lifestyles, benefits, structured time, social perks. Being fired (or retired early, redirected, dehired, selected out, whatever) causes nothing short of grief and fear; people react to it with shock and anguish that can quickly escalate into depression. It's hard to be at one's best in the search for a new job when coping with the strong negative emotions of depression and panic.

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TIPS ON THIS PAGE CAME FROM BETWEEN JOBS: TEN WAYS TO HELP A FRIEND WHO'S UNEMPLOYED.

 

 

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