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10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

Alice Handley and Tania Khadder | HRPeople

September 08, 2009

5. “Have you thought about temping?”

This insult is two-fold. If temp work is a little bit low on the career ladder for someone of their experience, they’ll be insulted by your suggestion. And if it isn’t, chances are they have thought about it already. They’ve probably tried. And there probably aren’t any temp jobs available. Your question is just a reminder of how dire the situation really is.


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