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How to Say Goodbye to a Coworker Who Has Been Laid Off

Layoffs are the trickiest goodbyes of all. Cynthia Measom writes for Chron about how to do it in the most respectful way. For starters, keep it simple. Give your condolences without coming across disingenuous, and maintain eye contact. Give a handshake, a hug, or a good old shoulder pat according to whatever is most appropriate. If your coworker is open to talking about it, let it happen. People appreciate a chance to vent. And if your coworkers are up to it, sign a farewell card or pitch in for a small gift. This is the end of one opportunity, but you can help make people feel better about finding their next opportunity. You can read Measom’s full article here: http://work.chron.com/say-goodbye-coworker-laid-off-8544.html

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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