Monday, August 7, 2017

When a colleague is laid off, it can send shockwaves throughout the workplace - Diane Herbst, NY Post

One night in 2010, business writer Teresa Murray’s editor finished working on one of her stories. The following morning, he didn’t show up for work.“He never took off sick,” says Murray. “People had a bad vibe. Where was he?” She soon learned that her editor was gone, laid off, never to return. “He was so well-liked and respected,” says Murray, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which reduced its newsroom by over 75 percent since 2006. “It is devastating. You are numb on so many levels. I was hurting for me, for him, for the newsroom.” Losing beloved colleagues and bosses to layoffs has become a fact of life in many industries across the nation. Experts share these tips on how to cope....

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