“Texas Kills Its TeleCampus” Inside Higher Ed, 4/9/10 What do you mean, don’t take it personally? Seriously?
Survival Tips Establish mentor relationships NOW Keep your resume/CV up-to-date Make sure you KNOW who your professional friends are and nurture those friendships Keep up with the job market Develop a revenge plan
All but one of my 25 staff had jobs by the time the TeleCampus closed in August 2010. I got a call from the White House and went to Washington, DC in January 2011. I’ve sat in the Rose Garden with the President. I’m no longer bitter unless I think about it. And… Aftermath
He who shall not be named got canned one year later.
So remember: Life’s too short for bullies and bullshit.
Robbie’s Story The Professional Tsunami Wave No Warning Why? How? Justice? Allies to Alias to AWOL to Aliens
Robbie’s Story: Professional & Personal Resuscitation: Prayer & Faith (to address the How & Why) Professional Supporters (911 Believers in You!) Professional Time-Out (resting) Professional Networking (renewing / IFWE)
Robbie’s Story During the Changing of Waves: Tsunami ~ Tidal ~ Tide LEARN TO SURF! EVERY WAVE BRINGS NEW POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES New Alliances ~ A NEW YOU!
Robbie’s Story: During the Wave The Choice: Drown or Surf Professional Creation: Appologist Mobilist (Mobile Devices & Mobile Apps) WCET 2012 WOW Award Recipient “Mobile App Education & Workforce Resource Center www.TBRMobile.orgwww.TBRMobile.org
2012 Top 50 Education Innovators Thanking God, my Mother (Lois Gentry), my Daughter (Nicole), my unconditional friends Agnes & Rosetta & Trina, IFWE, TBR Supporters (you know who you are) * Darcy
Changed assumptions about work Did not change assumptions about work Did not change assumptions about self Changed assumptions about self Utilitarian Trans- formational FortifiedMindful Losing Your Job - Reclaiming Your Soul Mary Lynn Pulley