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Getting Fired

Firing Your Client: When Is the Customer Not Always Right?

Debbe Daley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Debbe Daley

As the old adage goes: "The customer is always right." When is the customer not always right? What is proper business etiquette in regards to how much...

How To Reinvent Yourself By Being Your Own Brand

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

'After 50, you have to chase your own brand, and become your own kind of leader.' This is Lori Bitter's advice to Boomers contemplating (or being forced to contemplate) a career reinvention.

WATCH: Why Getting Fired Was The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Me

Posted 03.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Laura Lee Carter says getting fired saved her life. "I knew it was going to be a good thing for me. I knew that it was time to change everything i...

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.

You're Fired-By E-mail?

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Weinstein

Remember the Sex and the City episode where Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend broke up with her via sticky note? Firing someone with an e-mail isn't any better from an ethical point of view.

What Happened After He Got Fired Was Amazing

Posted 11.20.2013 | Small Business

Failure is part of any successful life, and Tupperware CEO Rick Goings knows that firsthand. During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd,...

11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers

Forbes | Donna Ballman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

Forbes Older workers are still suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession. More than half the people aged 50 and older who participated in a...

Weathering a Financial Crisis That's Close to Home

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Economic crisis is a time that couples and families operate best when they stick together and work as a team to find solutions to the problems that are under your control.

10 Things To Do When You Get Dumped -- By Your Job

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

Like every other scary thing you might be faced with in life, once you've experienced it and made it safely to the other side it's not as terrifying as when it's a big unknown. So what do you do if it happens to you?

Who Forgives Whom?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.21.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

There's long been a theological debate as to whether we sin against one another or sin against God. If we sin against one another, then forgiveness i...

I'm Fired? Why, Thank You!

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

It started out like any other day. Isn't that the way every "I got fired" story begins? Well, add me to the list.

Workers Must Rat Out Colleagues In New Reality Show

Associated Press | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.22.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK — This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time...

Judge Rules You Can Randomly Test New Employees For Alcohol

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge in Pittsburgh says United States Steel Corp. can randomly test new employees for drugs and alcohol, rejecting a ch...

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.

Caution! Are You Skating on Thin Ice at Work?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Julie Kantor

Sometimes you will fall. Sometime you need to fall and get back up. But months later you just might be sitting fireside with a glass of wine or iced coffee celebrating your new job or that great promotion you just got at work as someone who skates the extra mile.

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 ...

How to Get Fired and Keep Your Dignity... and Maintain Your Self-Esteem

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I've found out over the years that if you have a disagreement with your boss -- no matter where you work -- the person with the most power wins. Always.

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

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: Have you ever been fired? What happened? var src_url="http://pshared.5min.co...

Going in a Different Direction

Deborah Gaines | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

In another lifetime, I was chief marketing officer for Dewey & LeBoeuf's predecessor, LeBoeuf Lamb. I was fired by a key player in today's drama back in 2007.

Getting Fired Helps You Learn, From Joy Behar (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | MarloThomas

Talk show host and comedian Joy Behar explains why she believes that getting fired helps you learn. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/Pl...

Losing My Job Improved My Life

James Kunen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Books
James Kunen

I'd been downsized. Thrown under the bus. I had thought I didn't like spending my precious days on Earth sealed into a box at Time Warner headquarters, where I toiled in corporate communications, but I had no idea how alienated I was. Now, anything was possible.

Getting Past "I Was Fired" on a Job Interview

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

It's no shame to admit that there are mismatches between people and other people, cultures and values and styles and priorities, every day. A mismatch doesn't mean that one person is right and the other one is wrong. It doesn't mean that people who get fired are useless and unworthy.

Make Getting Fired Work In Your Favor

Posted 10.24.2011 | Women

By Kourtney Jason | Life2pointoh Getting fired isn’t just a shock, it’s a HUGE blow to your confidence. Along with the stress of finding a new ...

PHOTOS: Hate Your Job? 12 Different Ways To Get Fired

Doug Savage | Posted 07.04.2011 | Books
Doug Savage

When I got sick of working overtime and getting migraines, I did what any sensible person would do: I started drawing chicken cartoons on sticky notes. Now you can harness the power of these cartoons to help you get rid of your pesky job.