A few weeks after I’d met a guy named Justin, we’d already been on several dates, and I was really starting to like him. But one day at work, I was called into a meeting and told that my services were “no longer needed.”
It was the job I’d had for almost seven years; the only job (outside of freelance work) I’d had since graduating from college.
Because it was an at-will termination, they refused to give me answers as to why this was happening. I’d just received a raise, so why were they giving me the boot?
It was very similar to a breakup I’d had years before — one that left me blind-sighted and heartbroken. Read more…