More on the Intel layoffs--Oregonian article -- this time the middle aged managers struggling to adjust in the post Intel "real world." These three graphs jumped out at me:
"...Some of the newly unemployed are bitter. A few are angry. Nearly all express sadness at losing not just their jobs but also a community of colleagues who provided support and inspiration.
For them, leaving Intel is about more than just being out of work. Their divorce from the company's hard-charging, insular culture leaves some feeling alone and adrift.
And yet many say the traits they cultivated at Intel -- discipline, drive and adaptability -- help them adjust to life after Intel and plot new careers...."
Clearly it's the ones who can channel those corporate skills into new areas and/or new jobs who will live to see another day. Not easy, but then again, no one said life at Intel (or corporate america) would be a piece of cake.