How to deal with losing your job

How to deal with losing your job

By Alex Melia

You are a lawyer and you find yourself unemployed for the first time in two decades. You’re sitting on your sofa in your underwear. You feel like you have failed. 

Feeling that you need to express your disappointment, you decide to reveal your true thoughts to the world. You write a post on LinkedIn.  You pour out your heart. You worry that you may be burning your professional bridges but something compels you to take the risk.

After a few hours, it becomes clear that your post has had an impact in a way that you could never have imagined. It has opened the door to the next phase of your life and career. But why did your post have the impact that it did? And what does this say about our society more generally?

Alex Melia, and the Stories of Men team are on a mission to uncover what it means to live an independent and meaningful life. We'll be sharing this knowledge with you every week.

We’d like to extend our appreciation to today’s guest, Howard. His candour and openness is deeply appreciated and is sure to strike a chord. It also provides a vital part of the puzzle as we try to piece together what it means to be a man in today’s world.

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