ERIC Number: EJ1014838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
What to Wear to a Severance Party: A Former Corporate Executive Reflects on Her Own Downsizing Experience
Cumberland, Denise M.
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v25 n3 p118-124 Sum 2013
A corporate executive provides an amusing and reflective account on her experience of being downsized. This "day in the life" perspective documents the feelings of an individual who found herself served with "divorce papers" from a job that had, in many ways, defined her identity. Her personal story shines the spotlight on whether humanism is possible when HRD practitioners are preparing for and executing layoff procedures.
Descriptors: Human Resources, Personal Narratives, Humanism, Professional Identity, Dismissal (Personnel), Coping, Emotional Response
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