Um… Why the long face?
Are you by any means in a career alternative enhancement program, for career assignment and relocation? Enjoying a career-change opportunity? Or just going through career changes, for the sake of cost rationalization, downaging, or dumbsizing? Is your company in indefinite idling, or in headcount reduction meant to eliminate redundancies in human resources?
Oh, you mean you’ve been brightsized? Canned? Capsized? Cashiered? Correct-sized? Dehired? Delayered? Derecruited? Deselected? Excessed? Furloughed? Given notice, the axe, the bullet, the sack? Re-engineered? Repositioned? Restructured? Right-sized? RIFed? Selected out? Sent away to pursue other options? Surplussed? Terminated? Uninstalled?
Are you in dock, in a mobility pool, – yet on the beach – on the loose, pattin’ leather, …resting? For, say, negative employee retention, with a view to optimizing outplacement potential? In a production schedule adjustment for rectification of a workforce imbalance?… Being caught in an event of skills mix adjustment, strategic downsizing, termination and outplacement, vocational relocation?…
You mean you’re at liberty. Welcome! (And let’s have a pink-slip party.) Someone out there likes you.