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Chicken Nuggets for the dot-com Soul

By Carol Brorsen, March 2, 2001, Features

A Poem

Stock options, stock options, woo hoo hoo!

Pink slip, pink slip, boo hoo hoo.

Greenbacks, greenbacks, where are you?

A Meditation

All together now:

"I am not my job.

I am a human being,

Not a human doing.

I am not my job..."

A Truth

There's no need to rationalize reality. Getting laid off kind of sucks.

An Idea

Businesses could offer a discount to customers who present a recent unemployment check stub.

A Possibility

Maybe this is the best thing that's ever happened to you. Consider asking yourself, "Self, what would you do if you knew you would not fail?" Perhaps that's your next step.

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