10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off
Alice Handley and Tania Khadder | HRPeople
September 08, 2009
9. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”
It’s nice of you to try and offer your friend a dose of optimism, but realize that cliché catchphrases may be interpreted as insensitive. It’s a lot easier to see the silver lining when you’re still gainfully employed, right? When you’ve just lost your job, sometimes all you want is a shoulder to cry on. Some situations just aren’t good, and there’s no way to spin it.