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Laid-Off Lessons: What Losing My Job Taught Me About Myself

Eye-opening revelations from a jobless bum

Photo by BRUNO CERVERA on Unsplash

Getting laid off knocked the wind out of me.

After six years with the same company, I was completely unprepared for life without a job. Or a steady paycheck. Or healthcare benefits.




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