“Lost Job… What to Do” Guide

Lost-JobI, as I’m sure many of you do as well, have a couple of friends who just recently lost their job. Because they’ve lost their job, they’re left asking themselves what to do. It has been a struggle to watch them go through this process. It pains me to see such qualified people be out of work and without a way to provide for their families. This is the most disheartening thing in my opinion, that though they love their families and desire so much to be able to provide for them, they are now in a situation that leads them to doubt their ability to do so.

Notice I didn’t say that, “they are now in a situation where they CAN’T.” I didn’t say this because it is not true. This should never be true if a person is fit physically and mentally to work. Physically able is a no brainer. I think most can decide whether they are physically able to work. However, the “mental” part of it is the most important. It’s easy to do things that will make a person mentally unable or unstable to work. This is not going to be a guide on what TO DO if you lose your job. This is going to be a guide on what to do if you want to lose your job, or if you don’t want to find another job. By following these steps, you’ll know exactly how to make yourself mentally unstable and/or unable to work or find a job. You can then use the opposite of these suggestions if you’re looking for the alternative result.

Don’t Work

This is probably the easiest way to lose your job. It is also the easiest way to not find a job if you’ve already lost it. A job is work. It means you actually do something. There is a saying in Thai that I like. It says, “tham dii dai dii tham chua dai chua.” Literally translated it means, “do good get good do bad get bad.” If money is good (in this case it is because it helps you provide for your family) and your boss has money, you need to do what your boss thinks is good. This usually means you do what he tells you. It’s quite simple really. If you do what you’re expected to do and you do it better than expected, you’re not going to be the first on the chopping block

Don’t Care

It’s easy to not work if you don’t care. So if you want to kill two birds with one stone, first don’t care, then you won’t work. If you do work, you won’t work better than expected because you’re heart’s not into it. This is a great “one-two punch” for losing your job and/or not finding one

Don’t Be Punctual

If you want to be able to say, “Lost job. What to do,” you’ll need a good steady dose of showing up late to important things. You can get a good start at being “unpunctual” by not caring. See how it all fits in together? Usually, people who aren’t punctual don’t start off at work. They start off with showing up a few minutes after curfew. Then, they don’t show up for dinner. Then, baseball practice. Eventually, everything and everyone else’s time takes a backseat to theirs and they can’t be relied upon for almost anything. Again, great way to lose a job.


I want to use this as more of a means of not finding a job once it’s already been lost. It is the one that I see the most and, to be completely honest, I think we all are guilty of this at times. Complaining gets us no where! Complaining waists time and energy. These are two things you can’t afford to waist when you’re out of a job. The more time we spend thinking of everything that’s gone wrong and finding people to tell about it, the less time we spend actually caring, working, and doing good.

Moping and Feeling Sorry

My friend that just got laid off said that the second he suspected that their might be tough times ahead at work, he put in three applications to different job offerings. This didn’t give him any time to mope or feel sorry for himself. I realize that sometimes losing a job can come as a shock and it is always going to leave a knot in your side. However, the perfect formula for keeping you in the “jobless” situation that you’ve been placed in is to think about how bad it is and how much life is unfair. It IS unfair, that’s a fact. Getting over that and getting to work is the formula to overcome unfairness.

So let’s review, if you want to say, “Lost job. What to do,” you’ll need to do a total of 5 things. You’ll need to not care about much. Because you don’t care, you’ll stop doing your best work and maybe even stop working altogether. Though you may show up for work, you will want to be late everyday and tell the boss to shove it. You’ll definitely lose your job after this and as a result, you need to mope around for at least and few weeks and then complain to everyone you come in contact with about the situation.

And that, my friends, is my, “Lost job… What to do” guide. Also, I deeply apologize if I have offended anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings.

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