What I and the rest of my co-worker’s a.k.a. co-layoffer’s have been doing is to get together once a week for lunch. 1. You have a chance to get out of the house, 2. You have a chance to socialize with your peers, 3. You get to network face to face and 4. Exchange possible job information.
Tips on layoff lunches:
- Try to keep the restaurant choices on the less expensive side (cheep), in this economy we all need to save money!
- Even in large urban areas, try to keep the restaurant location in a centralized area to cut down on commuting.
- Be conscious of the rest of the groups diets (Diabetes, food allergies, vegans, vegetarians, Muslims, etc.)
- Finally, if you have a large group, don’t choose restaurant’s that have small areas. You may also need to make reservations.