It’s such a conundrum, isn’t it? You’ve been downsized but you’re still expected to work through a transition. Or maybe you’re expecting to lose your job and it hasn’t happened yet and you still need to work diligently day after day.
They key to working for a company which just gave you the boot is remaining above board.
“Go home and vent your anger and frustration to the mirror, to the dog or to a sympathetic loved one. Go to the gym and do a long, hard workout. Then go in to work the next day with a smile on your face and a good attitude, and work for as long as they will have you.”
Plus, it presents you with the opportunity to display maturity and professionalism, thereby creating even more opportunities to get a favorable reference. In the piece he added, “It also leaves the door open for a possible return at some point — it happens. Regardless of how you feel about your employer, this is smart business for you.”