After spending three years in the user experience group of a local company (6 months contract + 2.5 years full time employee) I was recently downsized again. The company has been outsourcing user experience work to an interactive agency. Why I specifically was downsized seems to be a mystery to everyone except the person who made the decision.
I’m frustrated, and certainly didn’t want to deal with this again at my age, but I’m trying to view it as an opportunity. I’m hoping to land in a place that I really love and where the work is satisfying.
I saw something yesterday on LinkedIn that was so appropriate for my current situation, and for much of life. I can’t control the decision to lay me off, but there are things I can control. I can control whether I let this setback control me. I can control my attitude about it, and what I do about it. I am determined to turn this setback into a victory.