How often does anyone go through a life-changing experience? I suppose it depends on who you ask and what their particular circumstances are. I’m about to go through one, one that’s a forced change due to changing work circumstances. It’s a situation that’s familiar to more people these days – I will soon be on the job market following changes at my company as a result of their being acquired last month. In sum, my job’s been eliminated in post-acquisition restructuring.
How do I feel about it? Well, as someone highly accustomed to living with change, not in a panic (at least, not yet). Disappointed, yes. When you’re given the chop, you can feel that you’re not valued. But such things are rarely personal, so it’s better to be philiosphical, look at the forced change as an opportunity and move on.