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All You Grateful Laid-Off People On LinkedIn Need To Get Real

She looks so happy. She was probably just fired. Photo by Michael Dam on Unsplash

When I was laid off from a job I loved — editor of my town’s daily newspaper — I said nothing on social media for a day. I knew it was coming and had already been quietly taking home a few personal items each day, but the pain was intense anyway.

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I read a lot, stir it all together and let it sit and ferment in the back of my brain until I decide there’s something worth decanting, and then I offer you a sip to try.

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Michelle Teheux

Lover of literature. Editor of Minds Without Borders. Former newspaper editor. Fascinated by everything. Contact at michelleteheux@gmail.com.