You know what this may sounds crazy but it is true, recession is the best time to shine. If you are one of the victim of forced resignation and your company told you this phrase "while we are happy of your ten years of service in our company, we are sorry to tell you that our company cannot accommodate paying large number of employees anymore, we are sorry to tell you that we have to let you go but don't worry once the recession stops we will hire you again, by the way here is your back pay (worth 250 dollars)"
And more lies this company is telling you. The real story is they are just sick and tired of allowing you to use your sick leaves and vacation leaves, they are just tired of paying you because you are already one of the highest earning people in their company. They will hire a newbie whom they can scare, a newbie who is so loyal like a cute puppy who can't live without his master.
If you are one of the victims of the so called "recession" (by the way it shouldn't be called recession, I think the better term is elimination, haha) it is your time to shine. It is the break that you've been waiting for, you know why? because you are forced to start a new life, a new career that you can love forever, this maybe the best time where you can build your own business.
I know it is very painful to get fired without doing anything wrong but take it as a challenge. It is ok to whine for just a few days, it is ok it is normal, you are just another human being but don't take too much drama in your life, take a break for just a few days (1 week max), take time to recover, charge your energy then start a new career. It is better to start your own business but if you can't or your mind is not into it, apply for a new job that has higher salary, remember you don't deserve to get fired so it means you deserve something better, never take a new job that has an even salary with your previous company because it means you didn't progress at all. Prove them that you can find another new company that will treat you much better.
Recession is the best time to shine and you know what the best reason is? because a lot of people that are affected with the recession can't accept their fate, they keep on blaming the government, their boss, the traffic, the economy and may things that has nothing to do with their lives. They are caught up by their own drama so what they do is they do nothing. Some people believe that they will get rehired again by the company that fired them. Some are taking a long hiatus and convincing themselves that everything will go back to normal. So..it will benefit you if you are not like them, you will have less competitors in looking for a new job, because a lot of people believe that it is very hard to find another job then they will not give their 100 percent anymore, they will wait until the "recession" is over. It is the best time to strike while people are making dramas, it is the best time to start something new. Don't believe on what you hear or what you saw. don't believe in news just believe in yourself and soon the recession will become promotion.