Unemployed? Look again

Sometimes being let go from a job is the best thing that could happen to a person.

My supervisor called me into a small meeting room for an important conference. After I sat down across the table from him, he announced in solemn tones, "Your job is being eliminated. You are free to apply for another position or leave the company."

I had had no inkling that this was coming. Our company's sales and profits were at historic highs, and I had received very favorable evaluations for my work from my previous supervisor. But there had been a series of changes at the top levels of our firm. I was now reporting to new persons in all three management layers above me. And they had different ideas about whom they wanted working under them.

Of homing pigeons and "letting go" ...
July 24, 1989

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