A company that I used to work for, Keap (formerly known as Infusionsoft) laid off a bunch of people yesterday. They’ve been laying people off for a while now, so much so that support groups have popped up to help ease the transition.
A lot of people are saying how sorry they are, in an attempt to empathize. After all, most of these other people were also let go at one point or another. And I totally get the sentiment and the desire to be welcoming and warm to those people during this albeit scary transition, but I am staunchly and firmly not sorry.
To all of the people who got laid off yesterday, I’ll tell you what Frank Kern told me when I told him I was getting divorced:
He said, “A lot of people are going to tell me how sorry they are, but f*** that! Your life is only going to get better from here. I’m extremely happy for you!”
And to all the recently unemployed Infusionites/Keapers, same same.
I’m not sorry, because it’s better for you. I’m happy for you. Not because Infusionsoft is a terrible place to work or anything like that (quite the contrary), but rather because the opportunity for personal growth is always a positive challenge which, if met head on, makes you a better, more valuable person.
Think about it - nobody is ever sad when someone graduates from college, right? It’s a happy time. That’s all that’s happening here. You’ve graduated from a great college, and now it’s time to spread those wings, baby!
So to everyone that just lost their job, congrats! And here’s to the next chapter(s) being better than the one before.
PS All of us Alums are ready and waiting to be of service to you in any way we can, so please take advantage of us. We’ve been exactly where you are, and we can help you avoid the many mistakes and pitfalls that will sneak up on you in this transition.
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