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Job loss signals: budget changes, body language, external/internal environments

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In this current business environment, it is not uncommon for people to lose their jobs. Most of the time, job loss is not the result of poor performance. Therefore, as a way for Capella University to continue to help you further your career, you are to list at least ten signs that indicate you are about to lose your job. Consider budget changes, body language of your supervisor, and external and internal environments, just to name a few.

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In today's competitive and challenging business environment, employees need to be keenly aware of their organizational surroundings and pay close attention to anything that seems "uncommon". When it comes to cutbacks, layoffs, drawdown's, corporate restructuring, workforce reduction, or flat out termination, there are almost always signs leading to that dreadful day. The problem for most employees is their denial as opposed to action (Kissing, 2009). Through being attentive to your business and social surroundings in the office place one can often see signs of trouble early enough to make some corrective changes that may help them avoid what would have been inevitable if they stayed in denial (Kissing, 2009). Here are some of the more common signs that a pink slip may be on its way.

1- No longer in the "loop". Depending on your position in the company, most employees establish a certain status and trust in the workplace. This status leads to a confidence level between the employee and their coworkers, their peers, and their boss. This status of being in the loop then allows them to be privileged to information and gossip going on around the office, often before many others are aware of it. When an employee notices that people aren't discussing things with them any longer, the break room clears out when you enter, and your boss isn't communicating relative information as once was the case, there is a good chance you're in big trouble (Macgillis, 2012).

2- Peoples Reactions - If an employee consistently has co-workers or their boss telling them they need to adjust their attitude or be careful how they speak to people, etc... there is a good chance the employee is ...

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The solution discusses budget changes, body language, and external/internal environments.