My story: After a couple years of working at HuffPost, I was so convinced I was going to get laid off. I loved my job and co-workers but sometimes you really need to read the writing on the wall and not ignore the signs in front of you in the hopes of being optimistic. In the end, despite all the rounds of layoffs at the company, I wasn’t let go but left for a better opportunity. I learned so much from seeing other people get laid off that I learned a truly valuable lesson.
Don’t be pessimistic about a potential layoff, be prepared.