A long time friend was laid off unexpectedly – she was given no notice and turned in her company computer and phone on the spot. Nothing against her employer (business is business), but she was left ill-prepared, to say the least.
“I have a few cards,” she told me in a flat monotone. “I am eerily calm.” Of course, I offered my commiseration and any help in the way of a resume and contacts. However, I was absolutely floored when I heard the next words out of her mouth, I never saw this coming.