For those colleagues affected by yesterday’s layoff, my best wishes. Former “blue badgers” may find the Microsoft Alumni Network (MSA) useful:

  • Retain privileged access to the Microsoft Company Store
  • Stay connected to colleagues and friends—professionally and socially
  • Access competitively-priced health insurance & other benefits
  • Find job postings from companies seeking to hire people with experience like yours
  • Brier Dudley’s blog post also lists local “Pink Slip Specials" including:

    http://www.rtc.edu/CommunityResources/SBDC

    Blue Box Group hosting specials

    StartPad.org's "Pink Slip Special"