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You're Fired! How To Move On Without Feeling Rejected

Updated on March 7, 2016


Losing your job is often compared to the end of a marriage. Depending on how you worked for the company. The impact that losing your job can cause a person to feel lost and rejected.

This article is about how to pick up the pieces and move on, after being fired or laid off.

How Dare You Fire Me!

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Angry businessman with computer. | Source

Don't Panick

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Image of a business man holding on to a leg. | Source

A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Who can forget the awkward firing scene in the Jerry Maguire movie, starring Tom Cruise.

Who's Coming With Me? Maguire Flips Out After Getting Fired

How To Cope Without Your Job

When you are asked to leave your job, the experience may be more painful than anyone could imagine.

Losing your job is often compared to the end of a marriage. Depending on how long the employee has worked for the company could determine the level of rejection felt in the aftermath. "No matter how much the company tries to soften the blow, with a nice Severance Agreement there is no getting around the fact that your company is parting ways." Experts say, that you must carry yourself as if you are still employed.

Low Self esteem, seems to come with the 'You're Fired Package.' Most individuals go through a period of not knowing who they are and may be reluctant to find ways to rediscover themselves in the workforce. These feeling may impact older employees who struggle after a loss of a job. Feelings as if they may be to old to go back to school and learn a new trade or further their education. This is a wrong way of thinking. The quickest way of recovering from the loss of a job is too faithfully look forward to other opportunities that may not have been open until now. Keeping a positive perspective on life is key!

Things You Should Not Do After Getting Fired...

Great Movie About Movin On After Getting Fired

Don't Beg

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Image of Business woman. | Source

Calm Down!

Begging Only Makes The Process More Painful, For You And Everyone In The Company That May Witness You Making A Spectacle Of Yourself.

Do Not- Threaten Your Boss

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A man holding a hammer. | Source

Making Threats Against Your Boss Is Not A Wise Decision

I don't know where the hammer came from but...this is not a productive way to leave the company.

How you exit your former company is very important don't burn your bridges. You may need a reference.

Crying May Seem Logical

For most women, crying may seem logical. Many women are emotionally scared under circumstances such as a loss of a job, and there are some men who will cry right on the spot as well. However if possible try to hold back the tears. This suggestion could be easier said than done, especially if losing your job was an unforseen event.

The Road To Success Is Up To You

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Success and Failure Sign. | Source

The How To Accept Being Fired Poll

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Don't Let Anyone Map Out Your Journey In Life

Life is an unpredictable journey which often leads many towards the fearful road of change. Many of us yearn for a predictable life. This safety net of stability in the workplace is not a logical way of thinking.

Remain open to the anticipation of change in every area of your life. Many times failure can be a haunting nature of fear.

The opposite of fear isfaith.


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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Olosinquito! I'm glad you found this article helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      This is excellent advice. Voted up and shared.