Be Well - The Personal Side of Job Loss

Today’s column seeks to emphasize the role of entertainment media in promoting specific messages to youth on the basis of gender.

Posted
December 10, 2020
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Be Well - The Personal Side of Job Loss

Today’s column seeks to emphasize the role of entertainment media in promoting specific messages to youth on the basis of gender.

Posted
December 10, 2020

By Laura Alter | JFS

Thu, May 21, 2020

During a layoff, a manager may say to an employee, “this layoff is not personal, it is business.” For those who are facing a layoff, or furlough due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reason is not personal. Whether it is the economic loss or the loss of some place to go five mornings a week, a person may feel lost and not sure how to react to this drastic life change.

Job loss is a high-ranking cause of depression and anxiety. Some people go through the same reaction stages as with a death of a loved one or with a divorce. Feelings of denial, anger, frustration and, eventually, acceptance all are normal feelings when faced with a life-altering event.

We all want to have a sense of pride and fulfillment. Supporting those we love is equally, if not more important than our own support. So, a job loss, regardless of the reason, is very personal.


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