Being Pink is a blog of layoff stories from every side of the table - from the employee, the manager, the witness, and the survivor. It is a living collection of stories about and inspired by that strange 10-minute meeting that changes lives forever.
Want to submit your story? Read the rules and send us an email!
Do you have a great, surreal, tragic, or otherwise-compelling layoff story? We would love to hear from you! But, before emailing, please consider the rules:
1.We like humor. If you can find some humor, wit, and wisdom in the pathos of your situation, please add it.
2.We dislike bitterness. This is not the place to vent anger with four-letter words, death threats against your old boss, or strange Uni-Bomber-esque ramblings about the working world at large. Of course, if a well-placed zinger of an f-bomb makes your story especially humorous, then by all means...
3. We love redemption. The whole point of this blog is to share and share alike the true tales o'the pink and how no, getting a pink slip is NOT the end of life as we know it. Please be future-looking in your tale.
4. We hate solicitation. This is not the place to spam people for "survival advice" or self-help-itude. Write your own damn blog.
5. We promise to respect your privacy. While we would prefer real names, dates, places, and companies, it is up to you (and your severance agreement) if you want to mention these specifics. A high-level mention of an industry and geographic area will probably do just fine. If you want us to make up a name for you so your story can remain anonymous, we can do that too.
6. We insist upon the truth. You must submit a true story because the truth is always stranger than fiction - especially in the case of layoffs.