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It's just a job!
A lot of people give everything for their jobs for years and years and then this happens! When I say everything I am saying time.
Time is what we all give to our jobs and suddenly we get laid off. A lot of people suggest that you need to work your ass off in your 20s to become successful but I am not sure that’s a fair statement. In my opinion, if you are working for someone else you don’t need to work 16 hours a day for years to be successful. Why? Because if you work for 16 hours, you are trading off with the time you can spend with your family and friends. Why are family and friends important? Well for one, definitely for events like these you need friends and family support. Your boss and most of your colleagues will stop caring after a week.
Now it’s very hard to see people get laid off suddenly and get their lives disrupted. It is even harder for the people on immigration visas in the US (H1-B visa only gives 2 months to find another job otherwise they have to leave the country). They have worked a lot to come to the United States and they deserve to be here. But business doesn’t care, so ya even though they get laid off, they have to pick themselves up and make sure to stay in touch with family and friends who will help them no matter what.
There’s another aspect to it. I saw a lot of messages on Twitter/LinkedIn that people who had worked for 21 years got laid off, and someone who worked for 16 years at Google got laid off. I mean they have spent most of their professional life working at their companies and now it’s hard for them to not work for a bit. It’s hard to let go of that habit. But if you have people who really care about you, you will be okay.
So as I said, it’s just a job. Your job is not your life, job is just a part of life like other things. Stay in touch with your loved ones. Make time for them, go out with friends once in a while. That’s a life worth living for.