Our friends at the National Film Board have created an interesting dramatization about what happens when Managers get laid off?
This hour long video touches a little too close to the bone, as “Biff” faces a lot of the challenges that I faced when I was laid off from Nortel. I also unfortunately know many folks who lived through much worse than “Biff” did, the whole layoff thing is a pretty nasty thing to live through, but the older you are the harder it is to deal with.
This full-length drama depicts the reality of managers getting fired and the emergence of a new industry specialized in handling executive terminations. The film was made with the cooperation of the business community, which helped script some of the scenes and provided authentic locations. The central figure, D.R. “Biff” Wilson, 44, is a composite figure based on extensive conversations with fired executives.