Thursday, January 08, 2009

What Are YouThinking? | Thursday Thinker

What Are You Thinking?

Your boss fires you, the Department of Labor denies your unemployment benefits.

What are you thinking?

I'll show the department of labor, how dare they deny me.
It's my boss, the HR person, the office admin fault, they told a lie on me.
I knew the boss, the HR person, the office admin never liked me.
I can't believe this is happening to me. Life is not fair. I deserve better than this.
I'll fight this denial until I'm blue in the face. I'll show them what I'm made of.

Wow, I've just been given a really great opportunity to learn a lesson about myself.

I've asked the question on twitter too.

My thoughts are in the comments and you are welcome to leave yours there as well.

P.S. - Twitter is where I met Akemi Gaines who has marvelous insight on the emotional rollercoaster ride of job loss. You can check out her Job Loss post and I recommend clicking around in her archives as well.

I'll update this post with responses from twitter if you aren't following the conversation there. Wait, why aren't you on twitter yet following me ===> SingleMinna <=== and all the other great folks there?


  1. Honestly, I had each of those thoughts. It took a few months to get to the realization or recognition of the 'challenge' as an opportunity. Once that happened, things looked brighter. Not because they had changed but because my attitude and perspective had.

  2. Hi, thanks for the mention.
    Glad you like my blog. I really hope that post helps many many people who are distressed with their job loss.




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