Or read about the SARA model in a post which also describes how poorly one laid-off employee handled the news.
The model, by the way is:
"Surprise, Anger, Rejection before finally Accepting the bad news."Once you get to the last step, head over to another post where there's more advice for those laid off and those staying.. Among those quoted is tech journalist Robert Scoble, who reminds those of us without jobs that:
"Getting a job is now your profession."