Long time Pod listener, but this is the first time I have ventured on to the forums.
The career crisis pod hit home for me. I am based in the UK and the credit crisis has hit the construction industry very hard over here and I have a lot of friends at various levels within that industry who have lost jobs and been out of work due to the current crisis. I have been in regular contact with them, but the latest pod has helped me focus on how I could support them even more over the coming months.
This leads on to my situation. I have not been affected by the credit crunch/crisis in the same way as my friends in the construction industry. However I work for a company that has just been taken over, we are only a few weeks into the new regime. Its common knowledge within the business that job losses will be inevitable around a third of the current company will go, however we don't yet know who will go.
Does anyone have any advice or tips on how I should face this situation? Has anyone been in this situation before? I am keen to stay in my role if possible and there seems to be good opportunities within the new taking over company.