Only yesterday I mentioned the importance of having a plan ‘b’ in case of being made redundant.
I’ve received some great comments, so thank you.
Watch this video (only 2 minutes) and see if it changes your thoughts!
Person 1: I got to work in the morning, uh, 10 o’clock phone call, uh, and an email.
Person 2: There was no sign that anything was coming, I was as busy as I would have been on and in the other day.
Curtis Glade: We’re kind of joking about it nervously but at the back of my mind it was like it’s, a distinct possibility
Person 4: I mean everybody’s lapse were coming.
Kevin Carnes: The jobs that we got easily before were a little harder to come by.
Person 6: You just could feel it coming down, you just feel everyone’s assholes just tightening up.
Curtis Glade: And I got this little, you know, beep on my phone
Bob Wicks: And the HR person came in with their hatchet and closed my door
Curtis Glade: They’re like, yeah, I’m sorry, it’s time…
Person 8: Yeah, they let me down?
Person 1: We can’t keep you
Person 8: This is not going to work out
Person 4: It’s not you, it’s not your work
Person 6: And I was so pissed because I didn’t see it coming
Bob Wicks: It was a tough day
Person 9: If I wouldn’t have seen the writing on the wall, reality for me would have been that I have to leave the country.
Person 10: All I could eek out was, do you know where I could find a box?
Curtis Glade: I think deep down it was sort of a liberating feeling
Person 10: Having left the ad agency world just gave me time to do other stuff in my life
Person 11: The day that I walked out, I walked into my own company.
Person 2: I recognized something has changed in me.
Curtis Glade: I think a lot of people have this list of, if I can only do this.
Kevin Carnes: Because I had so much time, I was able to take up anything really pretty seriously.
Person 1: You’ve got time to plan your daughter’s wedding, you finally see your kids again, you eat 3 meals a day.
Person 6: I got laid off and I took my clothes off, posted nude with a bearskin rug and started a website called malecopywriter.com.
Person 2: I got laid off and I changed my gender
Person 4: I got laid off and I started doing my life’s work
Curtis Glade: My name is Curtis Glade and I’m a documentary film maker
Bob Wicks: My name is Bob Wicks and I am a coffee roaster.
Person 8: I’m a wholistic healthcaster and yoga instructor.
Kevin Carnes: My name is Kevin Carnes and I’m an artist.
Curtis Glade: I got laid off and I’m finally doing something that I think matters…