From Brazen Careerist.
Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes, whether it’s in our personal lives or our professional ones. From partnering with the wrong company to sending a disrespectful email to the wrong coworker, every day someone commits a career sin that could mean their professional demise.
If a mistake is made or you see yourself heading for the firing range, here are a few tips from Brazen Careerist that can help you rebound:
You’re Demoted: What if you’re demoted, not fired? You don’t have the time to freelance or volunteer, and you can’t switch camp either. What should you do?
Look at it this way: your boss probably felt bad that he or she needed to demote you in the first place (if you’ve been doing a great job). That gives you an opportunity to ask for what you previously couldn’t get.
For example, accept the demotion but see if you can negotiate a flexible working schedule (location- or time- wise) that will allow you to take on clients of your own.