RIF'd Now What?

Did you just get RIF'd  or know someone whom did? If so, I have some more shocking news.

 

YOU ARE NOT YOUR JOB !

 

- You didn't lose your talent.

- You didn't lose your time.

- You didn't lose family or friends.

 

You lost a title, business card, structure, and some Benjamins.

 

So what now ?

 

- Spend some time with those that matter most. 

- Call you mom! Better yet take her to dinner.

- Be better not bitter.

- Take a long walk, breathe, look at everything around you.

- Work a 40 hour week networking and making personal touches (don't enjoy it too much) or you might become use to that 'short work week.'

 

In the oil and gas world we can and mostly do become our work; It's our identity because it's all we have known. But it has never loved you back. Always remember that.

 

Let's all comment/post to encourage each other. Share stories. Connect. Meet Up. Start a company. Find a company.

 

Remember YOU ARE NOT YOUR JOB.

 

 

 

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Don Allen

It has been tough sledding in this Canadian oilfield and sounds like my counterparts in the US or going through some tough times to. I got on February 12 doing a 2 – 3 week project for Abandonments after almost a year of job searching. Seems there might be a light at the end of the tunnel after all, hoping it turns into something long term. Good luck in your job searches everyone it can only get better!!!
Don

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