Human Parts
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Human Parts

Rebranding My Mom

On parents, layoffs, and resume templates

Photo: SG Hirst/Image Source/Getty Images

TThree years ago, my mom lost the job she’d had for 35 years — as a dental hygienist in my hometown. When she called to tell me she’d been let go, her voice was automatic, like the words were marching out of her mouth and she was trying to get out of the way.

Cuts, she said. Restructuring. Losses. Thirty seconds of corporatese to hide the…

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