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How to Deal with Getting Laid Off


Maureen Cavanaugh : You know that you'll get another job, maybe a better job, and maybe a better life. But right now, after having been laid off, perhaps you're not in the mood for a pep talk.

Losing a job is ranked right up alongside a death in the family as one of life's major stressers.
And lots of people are having to deal with that stress right now.

California's unemployment rate is hovering near 10-percent. So, if you're out of work, you've got a lot of company. But that's probably not what you want to hear either.

Today, we are going to offer some advice about how to handle a lay-off, and we hope it helps. We'll discuss how to maximize and increase your job skills, how to deal with depression and stress
and even what to tell the kids.


  • Christine Probett , former president of Goodrich Corporation and currently a lecturer in SDSU's
    College of Business Administration.
  • David Peters , licensed family therapist with a private practice in San Diego.

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