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Lay Offs: What to do when a coworker is laid off

June 27, 2018 0 Comments

Q: My coworker got laid off due to budget cuts. I’d like to organize a send-off, but I’m not sure it’s appropriate in this case. What’s the best way to show him I care?

A: Talk to him. Find out how he’s feeling. He may not be ready for a get together right now. He might appreciate a week or so to get over the surprise or any hurt feelings. Say something like, “Jake, Phil and I would like to take you out for lunch. I wanted to check and find out when would be a good time.” Be understanding if he decides a get-together would be too difficult or uncomfortable right now. After he leaves, check in with him every few weeks to see how he’s doing and to offer encouragement.

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June 28, 2018