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JOB MAINTENANCE

ASPECT'S GUIDE TO SUCCESS AT WORK


Leaving:  When & How

If you are fired or laid off:

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Allow yourself to feel angry, guilty or ashamed, but try not to display negative feelings openly.

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Listen; try to understand the reason. If it is not about your performance, ask for a reference.

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If you are given notice, take it. It will buy you a little time to begin your job search.

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Try to learn something from the experience.

If you are choosing to leave:

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Know the consequences of quitting - you may be disqualified from benefits.

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If there are problems at work, don't react in anger and quit - use that energy to job search.

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When you find another job give as much notice as possible - this is often negotiable.

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Leave your work, space and equipment organized; offer to help train someone.

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Leave a number where you can be reached.

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Ask for a reference and your record of employment.

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Thank your employer and say goodbye to everyone; don't burn bridges.