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View Diary: THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP TODAY! Son-in-Law Fired After 3.5 Years of Emotional Torture (194 comments)

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    I lost a sales job that I loved about 15 years ago. It was really the best thing that ever happened to me. I didn't believe that at first, but I embarked upon a new career which has lasted about 15 years and I could go on in it for another 10-15 years. Even so, I'm considering another change of career path.

    The first thing your SIL needs to do is take a day and detox (after he files for unemployment). Play with the kids. Talk to his spouse. Mourn the loss of his job. He needs to talk. His family needs to listen. It's ok to trash talk his lost job for a few days, but eventually he's going to have to spin it so it will have the right tone in a future job interview. His ego got a hard knock, he's going to need some love. He might need help in finding ways to describe his firing without sour grapes.

    Tomorrow or Wednesday he needs to make a list of everyone he knows that can help him find a new job. He needs to start calling them asking for leads to a new job using positive ways to explain why he just could no longer work at the old place. He needs to tune up his Linked In account. Everyone needs to apply on line, but when I was a manager it was nice to get a name referral, so I could pick the resume out of the on-line pool of hundreds. He sounds like he's got a good, provable track record and he has job references outside of HR. He knows he's got to be positive.

    I'm going to take a leap and be positive for him. He'll find another job. One that's a better fit.

    If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

    by JDWolverton on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 12:53:01 PM PDT

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