For corporate firings, you will be told the news while your office or cubicle is being emptied into boxes and you will be escorted out of the building. You will be asked for your Id. Do not react emotionally. Be professional. Understand that if you do have legal options that you can figure them out later. If given paperwork to sign for severance or other legal forms, ask to be given time to look over them and to be able to fax or mail them back. Walk out with your head held high and know many folks have been fired and it often leads to amazing new next steps.
Contributors: Lisa Vento Nielsen from The Next Step