Here’s a clue: if you’re unhappy at work and looking for a new job, don’t post about how you’re “letting things slide” at your current job. Even if you’re being laid off. Even if you’re working for Ebeneezer Scrooge, pre meeting-with-the-ghosts.
It’s just not the kind of thing a future boss wants to hear. And guess what: the first thing I do when I get an job application or resume is google the person’s name. If the person has a blog, prospective employers are going to see it.
And they’re not going to enjoy stuff like this:
Since my layoff notice, I have (unsurprisingly) let things slide here at the work Iâ€™m still paid for. I didnâ€™t care much before and I donâ€™t care at all now. Iâ€™ve been catching up rapidly on my reading of other blogs. I usually have at least one nap each day. I feel no compulsion to watch the clock when Iâ€™m out to lunch.* I hear about problems happening and I just pray that they keep the problems at bay until Iâ€™m gone. Yes, weâ€™ve been running out of freezer space but donâ€™t get desperate until June. Wait until June when I donâ€™t have to fix your problem.