What's your backup plan?
There's an article on CNN today that talks about creative things you can do when you find out you're no longer going to be gainfully employed, and aside from the bullshit stuff about "mourning" the loss of your job, and learning a new language, it did get me thinking.
With the very real possibility (maybe "probability" is the better word) that you too will be kissing your career goodbye, at least for a while, what is your backup plan? Not to piss in everyone's cheerios, but let's be realistic here. The job market is virtually non-existent right now, so simply sending out resumes isn't going to cut it.
What's the next step for those of you who have already found themselves on the wrong end of a pink slip, or soon will be?