Getting fired isn't like what you see on The Apprentice. No one shouts 'You're fired'.
Once home, the emptiness of the day stretched out before me.
I've sat in countless meetings about people who were going to be let go. I even once had to fire someone myself. I just never thought it would happen to me.
The worst thing that could have happened to me in career terms has happened and it has made me fearless.
Depression and anxiety are 4-10 times more prevalent among people who have been unemployed for more than 12 weeks.