First you grieve: job loss, job stagnation, and job burnout in an age of transition


Chapter 4 discusses the emotional consequences of job dislocation and decline. Whether dealing with lay-offs, threats of downsizing, or being trapped in an unrewarding career, the individual needs to be aware of their emotional health. Accepting the pain, fear, and anger of your predicament and then using positive strategies to get back on your feet is a way to feel empowered during a time of transition.

Key words

career stagnation

emotional well-being


professional renewal

The other day while riding the Los Angeles commuter rail, I overheard an all too familiar conversation:

‘Well, Susanna lost her job,’ a middle age woman said ...

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