What do you do when you reach 60 years of age, are a partner in a major law firm, and suddenly get laid off? More than 4,000 lawyers and 6,000 staff persons are facing this dilemma.
One such lawyer went to the extreme. As I’ve said previously, we are in a depression, not just a recession. And with that, as in the 1930s, people take drastic steps, even life-ending steps, when the one involved sees no way out of the depression. Heather Milligan puts a gentle spin on this; she suggests that we are more than economics … we are people with hopes, fears and aspirations. How does the organization meld all of this during hard economic times? A tough challenge for all.