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Just found out I’m getting laid off in two weeks. How do I stay motivated to do work until then?

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Use the two weeks to download everything you need to make your portfolio awesome

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Can’t stress the downloading point from ACD1 enough. Depending on how long you’ve worked there you’ll have a bunch of stuff. Get the creative, deck templates you like and anything you think may be useful. Also reputation is everything, it happens in this industry just ask anyone who’s been in it. You’ll run into these people again and how you handle it now may be how you get a job later.

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Who says you need to be motivated? Like others said, it’s two weeks of paid time to work on your portfolio.

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Remind yourself that even though leadership may have decided against keeping you, the people you work with directly (producers, project managers, account people, strategists, fellow creatives) continue to work alongside you. The impression you leave on each of them could make a drastic difference in the way your career pans out

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Yes, don’t burn bridges! Having these contacts in the future will only benefit your career. You make look to them for advice on future projects or work with them again in the future.

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Get your website up to date.

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Don’t. Screw em. Steal your weight In Office supplies and use the time to update your site.

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Yeah fuck em. Grab everything you need, work 9-5 and nothing more.

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The fact that they're informing you ahead of time is a good thing. This will give you time to get your stuff you'll need to find a new job in order. But it would be smart to use your remaining time to help out and do the best you can at the job you currently have. A number of years ago during an economic downturn, I was given a month's notice and only used the time to finish up what was on my plate and take care of my stuff (after all, I thought, they told me that my job was to find a new job) while a fellow employee continued to take on new assignments. I was out at the end of the month, while my colleague continued there for at least another six to nine months. And given the state of the current economy, that can make all the difference.

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This industry is a small world. Everyone knows everyone. Make the best of it, finish what’s on your plate the best you can, while getting your book in order. Get advice from people you respect, and yes focus on relationships. Years ago, I got a job after getting laid off when someone in the place I left knew someone who needed help. Keep your chin up too. It’s an unprecedented time and know it’s not because of your work.

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Stay motivated to work after you've been let go? Listen to yourself man. Get a grip. They restructured/made you redundant. Keep a professional manner but don't try ffs. Put in the required effort as your contract dictates then leave and never look back. Don't forget a job is a means to an end and nothing more.

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Focus on your relationships and friendships. That’ll matter. The actual work won’t.

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Weird. As in you will get laid off in two weeks or you’ve already been laid off, but been given two weeks notice?

I got two weeks notice but it was during quarantine and I didn’t hear from anyone again. So I didn’t work.

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Ya don’t. Grab your shit.

Get on the dole the minute you are eligible. It takes a while for unemployment checks to process. And the extra $600 runs out soon.

As I was once told, your job ended the moment you were notified. Work on getting your next job, building your portfolio, reaching out to your industry contacts, securing references, and the like. Your job now is getting a new job.

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