Slightly more pleasant than eating an elephant one bite at a time.
“Transparent Separation” has been touted by HR professionals as an alternative to simply “canning” someone. In this new improved version, the manager gives the employee an opportunity to quit but does not initially set an end date. From that point forward, every attempt is made to encourage the employee to leave, including giving them a good reference and time off for job interviews.
Nearly everyone you come in contact with during this transition is going to either have some very well-intentioned advice for you, or a horror-story about something that could go wrong with your new plan. Learn to handle these discussions with a sense of humor and not to take them to heart. Consider telling your very close friends and family members that what you really need right now is encouragement and space to work through this in your own way.
Whether you’ve been forced into a job search due a layoff or a RIF, or whether you’re just feeling the need to make a career change, you may have considered semi-retirement. Here’s how to get ready, financially and mentally.
Why are you trying so hard to be accepted where you aren’t wanted? The battle to get in the door is usually easy compared to the one you’ll be fighting every day after you get in.