What would you do if you were laid off?

April 15, 2009 by  

This week in the Phoenix Business Journal there was a poll asking, “What would you do if you were laid off from your current job?”  Over the past few days I watched how the numbers changed.  Initially most people who completed the poll indicated they would start their own business.  Gradually the numbers shifted.

Does this mean people with an entrepreneurial spirit respond quicker?  Or that the people who will stay in their own industry are more measured in their responses, but greater in number?  At the time of this posting (April 15th), the numbers were:

Look for job in same industry.
43%
Look for job in different industry.
26%
Start my own business.
20%
Go back to school.
4%
Retire. I have enough to live on.
7%

I’m going to keep tracking and see what changes, http://snipurl.com/fwk7q

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