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Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss by Martha I. Finney

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Chapter 1 What to Expect When You’re No Longer Expected

A high-speed car crash comes to mind just now. You have been barreling along at top speed for years. Working very long hours, even while in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Taking your PDA and laptop on vacations with you. Perhaps you’ve sacrificed a bit of your own health and peace of mind for the sake of the job and what it brings to you and your family. Things have been moving very fast, and you’ve been accelerating along with the world, pushing down on the accelerator to keep ahead of your competition and stay on the leading edge of your industry. There’s something exhilarating about working at those outer reaches of your skills, your wits, your creativity, your ability to react, your capacity ...

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