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Losing Your Job

How One Woman Found Herself After Losing Her Dream Job

Posted 05.20.2015 | OWN

Her career at a standstill, Lee Montgomery put her faith in something invisible, elusive and impossible to predict. (And broke only two toes.) By L...

I Lost My Job, But Might Find Myself

Abby Heugel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Abby Heugel

Although it's still raw, there's a sense that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and that maybe this is just what I needed to find something that is healthier for me -- physically and mentally.

Why 'What Do You Do?' Is A Question We Should Stop Asking

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

If the sentence "your professional position has become the central verdict on your character" sounds familiar, you probably suffer from something call...

10 Things You Need To Do When You Lose Your Job

Madelyn Hammond | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Madelyn Hammond

Let's face it: Many times the ones who have been there the longest, making a lot of money, get the boot. Sometimes it's a surprise, but almost always, if you really look at your career the warning signs were there.

Losing Your Job Just Might Be Your Ticket to Freedom

Madelyn Hammond | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Madelyn Hammond

There is no job security anymore. It doesn't matter how long you've been at a place or how good a job you did. It doesn't matter how many nights and weekends you worked or how many times you chose work over family. The reality is times have changed

60 Years Old and Out of Work

Peggie Walsh | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

I remember when the company my Dad worked for closed down. I was out of college and on my own. I guess I didn't think it was that much of a catastrophe, except when my Mom complained about him "hanging around the house too much."

More Than 6 In 10 Workers Worry They Will Lose Their Jobs: CNBC

CNBC | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

CNBC: In a dreary sign of economic doldrums, more than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs, according to a Washington Post-Mill...

Laid Off? Here Are 2 Things To Not Worry About

Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A 50-something editor friend reached out last week to say that he had just gotten 'the call.'

5 Ways I Found Happiness After Getting Fired

LearnVest | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women

In order to capture the depth of nausea that I felt on the day that I got fired, you need to picture me sitting across from my boss in his glaringly sunny office. Then you need to envision giant tufts of wiry white hair sprouting out from the neck of his company polo shirt.

Afraid Of Being Laid Off? Here's Help

The Post Standard | Richard O'Neill, Ph.D | Posted 08.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Dr. O'Neill: I lead a division of a company that has been hit hard by the economy. Other divisions have instituted layoffs, and our overall business p...

How Does a Career Change Affect My Taxes?

Women & Co | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Have you made a job transition in the past year? Keep reading to learn some of the ways your recent change could affect your taxes.

Why I'm Celebrating The Anniversary Of Losing My Job At 59

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Three years ago today, an email popped into my inbox asking me to please step into my manager's office. There, a hired gun was waiting to tell me that my job as a nationally syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times was unceremoniously ending.

Book Review: Thank You for Firing Me

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Giles Slade

Granted there are dozens and dozens of books offering advice for people who are out of work, or those looking to change careers, but none of these really tell you it's okay to be out of work for a while.