Is it ok to send a goodbye emails to the people you have a good relationship with even though you were laid off?

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💯. Not only OK but recommended! And FYI the reason behind your departure is confidential if you’d rather not say.

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As someone that struggles with discipline I admire this a lot, but the main take for me is “work for five or six hours”. Not 12, not even 8. Five to six hours. And he created a few masterpieces. Way better and way more substantial than any ad. I hate this idea that we need to be overworked to do great work. It is not true. It needs to stop.

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