A few years ago, I accepted my dream job, as an operations manager at a glamorous new place. I put all my effort and energy into the place and fulfilled all the requirements and beyond to succeed in the position. I felt the job was significant to me and recognizing my abilities and also the salary was right for the size of the job and the investment.
When I found out I am not suitable for the job
After several months of strenuous work, the boss called me to a call and informed me that although he appreciated my efforts he did not find me suitable for the job.
You cannot describe the magnitude of disappointment. My world crashed on me.
Being fired is not easy. Aside from the fear of earning a living, there is a grating sense of insult that makes you think you are not good enough, that despite all the investment you have made you are unsuccessful, that you should once again look for a new job that will give you a living and interest.
Today, I work in a less glittery job and earn less. But, that fits my personality better. It less wastes my time and energy allows me time for my family, learning and developing the way I want to grow.
When the door close for you enter througth the window
Every crisis should be seen as the opening to something new, as my co-worker once told me: “When the door closes for you, you will enter through the window”