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The challenges of losing a job can make it difficult to talk to people who don't understand. Some people don't understand that you go through stages of grief, even with a job. Read more to see what other people have gone through.

What an awful feeling!

The day was going well. I was putting together some new promotions and chatting with a co-worker on what I was planning, when my boss came by and asked if I could speak with him for a moment in his office. I knew things were off but I never thought about what was about to happen. He sat me down, thanked me for my contributions and said this would be my last day. Someone was ready to walk me out. WOW! Talk about your heart sinking into your stomach! I didn’t know what to do. Cry, laugh, scream? So, I did the only thing I could do, held back the tears as best as I could, went to my desk to get my personal belongings and left. As I drove home all of the feelings started to hit: failure and anger but yet a sense of relief! That environment was toxic, I was already looking for another job, did he just do me a favour? Losing a job is like losing someone in your life. You need to take the time to grieve. Emotions can hit at any time whether good or bad. Taking the time to talk to someone who has been through the same thing can always help. Take the time to focus on yourself, what do you want next? Maybe this is the time to change things up a bit. Whatever your decide, do what is best for you and what makes YOU happy.