It’s true that Post-Traumatic Layoff Disorder isn’t recognized along the lines of real-life documented conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (not yet, anyway), but the aftershocks appear to be just as real.
The situation is a common enough one, and it’s likely playing out at a workplace near you. For one reason or another, it’s time to (voluntarily) leave your job, but the lack of opportunities out there are, well, underwhelming at best.
Those who are attempting to hide from the recession — perhaps just barely getting ready to consider crawling out of their proverbial makeshift financial bomb shelters — may consider heading back inside, at least for a while.
If you’ve recently faced a layoff or cutback at your job, there’s a lot you can do at the executive level in the realm of volunteering that will help others while (as a bonus), simultaneously serving as a resume-builder in the meantime.
What might have been a somewhat laughable notion even a few months ago—surely conventional wisdom says vacation time is there to be taken, especially when it’s accumulated at the end of the year—is becoming a more serious dilemma for some.