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Unemployed and Looking for Work? Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Mind

Heather Martin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

You need to stay busy, ground yourself (meditation and exercise) and stay engaged with real friends (only the positive ones) so that you can go out into the world with confidence and let an employer know why you will be their next great hire.

Learning to Love My Unemployed Self

Katie Gibson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Katie Gibson

I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.

Trying to Get Your Job Back After a Walter Mitty Style Adventure

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Hi, Mr. Cooper. It's Martin. I'm actually glad you didn't pick up, it'll be much easier to just say this over your answering machine. As you probably noticed, I haven't shown up for work at all this week.

I Got Fired Last Week. That's a Good Thing. Here's Why.

Alex Korchinski | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Alex Korchinski

The walk back to my apartment was long. I called my parents in tears and relived every misstep, looking entirely out of place in the midst of the morning hustle and bustle. But here I am one week later. It's possible that getting shit-canned was the best thing to happen to me in 2013.

5 Things I Learned From Getting Fired

Samuel Umachi | Posted 03.11.2014 | Detroit
Samuel Umachi

Until recently, I struggled to put into context everything that went wrong for me that year and what role I played. Reflecting on what I've learned since then, I've come up with 5 broad themes I think sum up that chapter of my life.

Dear God, I Need a Job: The Struggle to Find Employment After Sex Work

Eric Barry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Barry

I decided to lose the pseudonym and come out publicly about being a straight male who was a gay escort. I wanted to show the world that sex workers can be educated, intelligent, well-adjusted people. People who went to Berkeley. People who worked at Google.

Walmart Worker: I Was Fired For Helping Assault Victim

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Wal-Mart employee says the retail giant fired him after he tried to help a woman being...

You Lost Your Job -- Now What?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Believing in yourself is one of the best ways of applying the principle of compassion to your own life. Consider this as well: How can others benefit from your expertise if you don't get the word out?

The Five Stages of Getting Over Being Fired While Living in an Expensive City

Lisa Bernier | Posted 05.29.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

In solidarity with my fellow disenchanted, disillusioned compatriots who, in this terrible and depressing economy were so cruelly released into the wilds of urban unemployment, here are the five stages of being fired.

9 Workers Who Got Fired For Completely Ridiculous Reasons

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

Be thankful for your job, because it can be snatched away from you for just about anything these days. Yes, dance videos, life-saving events, nat...

Back To Where I Once Belonged

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I've found that people who "start over" are often just returning to an old professional passion. Something that, for whatever reason, had to be put on hold.

Three Lessons for Startup Founders From Andrew Mason's Not-So-Funny Resignation

Les McKeown | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business
Les McKeown

Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.

5 Ways I Found Happiness After Getting Fired

LearnVest | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
LearnVest

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.

How to Pretend Everything Is Still OK!

Philip David Morton | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Philip David Morton

My Pretending System has helped over seven million people find happiness and by that I mean a number that was actually 106. But that didn't seem very impressive so I'm pretending it was more. See? Pretending works for everyone!

Trust Your Inner Voice

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

As I've gotten older, I've become more confident in my decision-making process. By the way, that's not arrogance.

My Own Second Act

Mike Kravinsky | Posted 01.21.2013 | Fifty
Mike Kravinsky

I realized it was time to try something new to get that passion back into my work. Filmmaking was the answer. 

What to Know Before You Get Fired or Laid Off

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Ballman So you hate your job and are ready to quit. Or you think you’re about to lose your position because ...

Why Halloween Is The Worst Time of The Year

Greg Clarkin | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Greg Clarkin

I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.

Fired From A Dildo Factory

Dan Steadman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Steadman

The valuable lesson I learned this year is that those who aren't man enough to say "goodbye" should be ashamed. Don't be a coward. If you want to cut someone out of your life, just tell them face to face. Give an explanation so that there can be some closure.

WATCH: I Have To Ask: Have You Ever Been Fired? What Happened?

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Woman Claims She Was Fired From Lingerie Shop For Being 'Too Hot'

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

By Chris Francescani May 21 (Reuters) - A New Jersey woman said on Monday that she was dismissed from a temporary job at a New York li...

Warsaw Fires Architect Of Planned Art Museum

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland — Officials have fired the Swiss architect tapped to design an ambitious museum of modern art in Poland's capital, throwing the w...

David Lohr

Florida Sheriff Fires Four Deputies For 'Excessive Loafing And Idling'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.03.2012 | Crime

A sheriff in southwest Florida has fired four veteran deputies for violating general orders and policy by shirking their official duties. Accordin...

Keith Olbermann Talks Current TV Firing On 'Late Show'

Posted 04.04.2012 | TV

Keith Olbermann doesn't even remember how long ago it was that he left MSNBC for the much lesser known Current TV, but it really wasn't that long ago....

It's Quite Simple: Unfollow Trump Jr. on Twitter & 'Fire' Sons From the Show

Randall | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Randall

Donald Trump has to deal with his beyond privileged sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Sponsors are starting to pull themselves from Celebrity Apprentice, and why not? As long as these two "sporty" hunters, continue to co-host the program with "daddy," there's no reason to support the show as long as Don Jr. refuses to apologize and drop his "holier than thou," 1983 elitist attitude.