In today’s economy layoffs are common in energy consulting firms and have lost the stigma they once had. Having said that, it’s easy to ignore the personal sacrifices families make when an energy consultant is let go, when we are dealing with the statistics or news. You might have heard this quote on TV or Radio many times. “It’s Recession when your neighbor loses his or her job, but its Depression when you are laid-off“.
Recently one of my close friends was impacted due to down-sizing in a large company in Silicon Valley; he had been working as a mid-level management professional in that company for nearly a decade. He is a hardworking and well qualified software professional who was on a good growth path in his energy career, this layoff came to him as a shock...Read More