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Laid Off and Worried About Money: What to Do Next?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm a 59-year-old widow and was just recently laid off. Retiring early isn't an option, but I want to prepare for a possibly long stint ...

World's Greatest Coworkers Give The Best Cake To Laid-Off Colleague

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.12.2016 | Weird News

Everyone should have coworkers like these. A woman who lost her job said her colleagues gave her a cake with perhaps the most uplifting message one c...

8 Super Effective Ways To Use Social Media To Land Your Next Job

Next Avenue | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.03.2016 | Fifty

When Sree Sreenivasan, 45, left his job as chief digital officer at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in June after three years there, it wasn...

Happy Anniversary Of Getting Fired To Me

Marisa Kabas | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business
Marisa Kabas

Precisely three years ago, I was fired from my job. I'm brought into a conference room with the shades drawn and told that the company no longer needs my services  --  that my position is being eliminated, and my tenure expires today. I cry. It's over.

How to Quit Your Job in Style

Aaron Tang | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aaron Tang

If you're contemplating quitting your job too -- here are some tips that will help you say goodbye with style.

How Having a Side Hustle Can Ease Those Post Layoff Blues

Angela Tung | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Angela Tung

Do you know someone who's been laid off? More than one someone? Has that someone been you? If you said yes to any of those questions, you're not alon...

Being Laid Off Hurts, But It's Not the End of the World

Emma Goddard | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Emma Goddard

It took me longer to find a job than it did to hold one. That was the first thought I had when I learned my company decided to shut down U.S. operations just six months after I started my first full-time position.

Pennies for Heaven

Liza Long | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Liza Long

Two months later, I celebrated my fortieth birthday in a way I never could have imagined. After years of hard work, sacrifice and a level of organizational commitment that in retrospect was possibly unwarranted, I was an out-of-work single mother of four children.

I Got Married and My Husband Got Laid Off and Can't Afford His Bills

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I'm working full time and earning 46k annually. I got married this past spring and then my husband was l...

So You've Been Laid Off or Fired. What That Really Means.

Steve Rhode | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

The lesson to be learned here is that nobody is entitled to any job; tomorrow can always be your last day no matter what you think.

An Unexpected Layoff Led This Couple To A Simpler, Happier Country Life

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel

When Michelle Van Doren's husband, Carl, was laid off from his job with the federal government in September 2013, the couple gave themselves a deadlin...

Staying Employed: The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't assume that your job is safe. In the 21st century, every job is temporary (even CEO). So it's best to be prepared, particularly if your employer feels a little shaky or the work situation has gotten unpleasant.

The Recession's Permanent Wounds On My Generation

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I went through the first 35 years of my working life having to look up how to spell 'laid off.' For real. It was just one of those brain twerks; to this day, I never type the words 'meditate' or 'environment' right the first time either. But I sure learned how to spell 'laid off.'

How Getting Laid Off Led Me to Follow My Dream

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Michelle Shemilt

I was interested in my job but not inspired by it. I made a good paycheck but was not passionate. I filled a position but not a purpose.

50 Google Searches to Avoid a Layoff or Bad Employer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Use these Google searches to dig up information that can help you avoid a bad employer or to show you the signs that your current employer is struggli...

I Love Poop

Sarah Prager | Posted 04.02.2014 | Good News
Sarah Prager

There is nothing like caring for others to take you out of your own head. I cannot bring myself to worry about making rent when I am Spiderman's sidekick (who knew he had one and that she looks just like me?).

I Just Got Laid Off -- Now What?

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

To say I was in a state of shock is an understatement. It took a case of hard cider, a Bridget Jones marathon and a good cry before I finally felt like I could face this new reality.

Job Search Tips for SpongeBob SquarePants & Land Lovers

Matthew Silverstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Matthew Silverstein

Not even SpongeBob SquarePants is safe from the bad economy and the tough job market! In an upcoming episode titled "SpongeBob, You're Fired," which airs on November 11, SpongeBob SquarePants will be fired from his job of 14 years.

Surviving the Fall: How Getting Laid Off Taught Me About Adjustment Disorder

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Taylor Shute

The most I can say is if you're going through an adjustment, don't let it get the best of you. Keep pushing for your identity, don't let the fact that you don't feel like yourself keep you from living your life. You may not want to smile all the time, but as long as you try, you're winning.

An Awkward Rite Of Passage For Laid-Off Post 50s

Jeb Harrison | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

"You remind me so much of my... of my... my father!" she blurted. I'm thinking is this what the corporate workforce has come to? Thirty-year-old MBA managers on the executive fast track thinking of their grey-haired staffers as an army of dear old dads?

Laid Off? Here Are 2 Things To Not Worry About

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A 50-something editor friend reached out last week to say that he had just gotten 'the call.'

Is Moving Back Home The Best Decision -- Or The Worst?

Jennifer Close | Posted 06.14.2013 | Women
Jennifer Close

There are three words I've gotten used to hearing in the past few years. They are simple and terrifying and weighted, but I've heard many friends utter them again and again--I'm moving home.

The Five Stages of Getting Over Being Fired While Living in an Expensive City

Lisa Bernier | Posted 05.29.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

In solidarity with my fellow disenchanted, disillusioned compatriots who, in this terrible and depressing economy were so cruelly released into the wilds of urban unemployment, here are the five stages of being fired.

Wine Emergency

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Sheila Blanchette

My friends and I have what we call wine emergencies. Anytime someone is feeling overwhelmed by raising children, a husband who doesn't always quite "get it," a bad day at work or all of the above, we can call a wine emergency.

Back To Where I Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I've found that people who "start over" are often just returning to an old professional passion. Something that, for whatever reason, had to be put on hold.