Finding My Way

It’s hard to lose a job for any reason. I’ve quit, been fired, laid off, reorganized, restructured, terminated, smoke screened, de-promoted, you name it. Some times I saw it coming. Other times I had no idea.

I’ve felt the heart-sick pain, the despondency, the sense of loss. The trauma from the truncation of friends and colleagues I had thought were friends, even extended family.

I just didn’t know what it was doing to my health and well-being. I didn’t recognize when I carried that trauma with me to the next job.



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JJ Hicks

JJ Hicks is an author in the wee-hours of the morning and an IT Leader by day. You can find out more about me at