Losing a job can be as traumatic as losing someone you love. In fact, studies show the loss of a job is one of life’s five most stressful events. But as devastating as it is to be suddenly unemployed, many survivors say it was a gift in disguise. As with most of life’s challenges, losing a job can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on your approach.
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