Life After Layoffs

Life After Layoffs

Arlene Sheff, formerly of Boeing, shares her journey—its surprises, disappointments, and revelations.

Hi, my name is Arlene and I was laid off.

One day I was the senior meeting and event planner for The Boeing Co., planning high-level executive meetings and teaching a series of meeting and event-planning programs companywide. I had just been named “Outstanding Planner of the Year” by the Orange County chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

Then it was gone.

The layof

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