How will you strengthen your economic well-being today?

April 28, 2011 Everyone told me I had a good job. Good salary, nice office, weekends off, a promotion, fancy job title, seniority. For the longest time job security never crossed my mind. I had survived several downturns in business and two rounds of layoffs. However, my time did eventually come. After 7+ years with that particular company I was laid off. 6 months later the entire company was out of business and being auctioned off piece by piece by liquidators. These pictures are from the auctioneer's website.

 

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The desk I worked at for 7 years.

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Furniture from my office ready for auction.

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More furniture now for sale.

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Visitors would sit here and tell me I had a good job.

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The office in which the boss told me I was laid off. He was also out of work 6 months later.

This company received awards and recognition for its' growth, maintained a well known presence in the community, employed over 450 people, but over the course of two years all of us lost our jobs. Economic circumstances can quickly and dramatically change your employment/income situation. In the last 2 years we have learned that no one is 100% safe from the threat of unemployment. What are you doing to strengthen your own economic well-being and security today?

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