Top ten things that happen to you in 2009 after being laid-off:

1. You get social herpes: This is where all the work people gather around the coffee machine and say “Did you hear?”
2. Awkward Facebook time: “DUDE, sorry I just heard and… uh, I… Man that sucks!”
3. The Twitter Tip-Toe: People roll along and trying not to bring it up like 'your fly’s down' or I have an eye booger.
4. You get to call your friends and ask them what they’re doing at work.
5. You click “SUBMIT” to job listing sites and carry your cell phone like your best friends dying on your arms.
6. Reevaluate what’s really important in your garage.
7. When searching online for jobs you run across sites that give you ideas for your previous clients.
8. You find out that the freelance undertow is far stronger than you think. It’s like being invited to a party where everyone is actually having a good time.
9. You find sneakers beat dress shoes hands down.
10. People really do come to the rescue.

Posted on May 14, 2009 .