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Is There Insurance Against Downsizing?

The rumor mill is buzzing. A downsizing is coming. You’ve got a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. You feel powerless. You’re losing sleep. What can you do?
Plenty. Here’s a checklist:
1. Stop worrying. Worry accomplishes nothing. And what’s worse, it shows on your face. Your sense of impending doom is a self-fulfilling prophesy. Your vibe will be picked up. Removing that vibe from the office will become one more reason for you to be on the downsizing list.
2. Resist the urge to be invisible. You may think about wanting to stay under the radar during troubled times. If they don’t notice me, maybe they won’t eliminate me. Wrong strategy. Better to provide a good reason to be kept.

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