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Well, shit…I lost my job, it sucks, but it sort of feels OK

So today started like any other day. Woke up, checked my emails, had some coffee and a blueberry scone, took a shower, listened to Lady Gaga and a little Mike & Mike on the ride into work. You know – typical morning routine in the life of Matt “Chevy”.

But. Such is life. Things can change dramatically in a heartbeat.

Walked into work, had a meeting with my boss, and an hour later, walked out with two weeks severance and a “have a nice life”.

Yes, today, Thursday, January 28th, 2010, Matt Cheuvront has rejoined the ranks of the unemployed.

It’s weird…and those of you who have been there can probably relate. This is the first time I got “fired” and while it feels totally undeserved, I know that everything happens for a reason – and those of you who know me away from the blog know that what I was doing was never my passion – it wasn’t a “great fit” for me – but still good experience and I learned a lot from it (ALWAYS take something away from EVERY experience – can’t preach that enough). So my emotions are very mixed right now, as I write this. Shocked, upset, frustrated – but also relieved, optimistic, and excited about what the future may WILL bring.

I hold no grudges, and at this point can only look upward and onward. I’m fortunate enough to be doing a LOT of freelance work both now and in the foreseeable future, and I live in an absolutely amazing city filled with great people and opportunities. As always, in true Chevy style – I wanted to provide a few takeaways – things that hopefully some of you can relate and attest to, and might help you out if you’re in the same boat…

Three things I learned from getting laid off:

You may not know it’s coming: I had no idea this was going to happen – not at all, but I’ve also learned in my short time out in the career world, that you have to be prepared for anything. You have to be prepared to be expandable, because as secure as things may seem, they never TRULY are. Things change, priorities shift, and sometimes, you get caught in the crossfire.

It’s OK to be upset: I’m upset – I’m sitting here, writing this, two hours after being fired. The blogger and writer within said that this is something I need to write about, to vent, for closure, for support, and to look back on later and appreciate that every single thing happens for a reason – that it’s all a part of the journey. But it’s also OK, from time to time, to wear you emotions on your sleeve. You can’t see me right now, which is probably a good thing, but believe me, I’m a little broken down. The battle may have been lost, but not the war, right?

It’s not you, it’s THEM: OK, sometimes it might be you, but usually it’s them. Like I said, things change and sometimes you’re cut out of the mix – and that’s just the way it is. The cliche “Everything happens for a reason” saying is true. I believe it – I have to – and so should you. I know that it sucks ass to be here today – but I also know that it’s really opened up the door for a better tomorrow.

Today,  I’m allowed to be a little upset. Tomorrow – it’s business as usual. Coffee, blueberry scone, Lady Gaga, “Friday Quick Hits” – I won’t miss a beat. But today I just wanted to share what was going on, because this community does mean a LOT (like, a lot a lot) to me – and if you’re out there in a similar position – keep hustling, you and I will both be better off soon.

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  1. Ouch! So sorry to hear that! Now, in your next post, tell us what you’re looking for in your next gig, so we can let the world know that their workplace is missing your skills! And Bravo, BTW for writing such a great, balanced post 2hrs after layoff. I know that I was not capable of that when my husband got laid off – and it wasn’t even me.

    • Thanks Jenn – honestly one of the first things I thought about (maybe I’m crazy) was, “I’ve got to write about this….now!” And here it was. If I ever needed proof of how awesome this community is, I think this just proved it. I’ll be sure to keep you – and everyone – posted.

    • My name is Mrs joyce from united kingdom i got married at the age of 30 i have only one child and i was living happily .After 5 year of my marriage my husband behavior became so strange and i don’t really understand what was going on, he packed out of the house to another woman i love him so much that i never dreams of losing him, i try my possible best to make sure that my husband get back to me but all to no avail i cry seeking for help i discussed it with my best friend and she promise to help me he told me of a man called PRINCE AYAWU, he is a very great man and a real man that can be trusted and there is nothing concerning love issues he cannot do that is why they call him the great doctor. I contacted him And i told him everything that happen all he told me is that i should not worry that all my problems will be solved immediately. He told me what to do to get my husband back and i did, he said after 4 days my husband will come back to me and start begging, it really happen i was very surprise and very happy our relationship was now very tight and we both live happily again.So my advice for you now is to contact this same email address templeofgreatness@gmail.com if you are in any kind of situation concerning love issues and any other things that give you problems contact him.
      THANKS..

    • Matt, today is my first day at home. you wont beleive in one year i lost husband and job. we got married, 2 week later he divorce me, I got a job after 1 week married, then i lost it after 6 week work, I tried to end my life, end up in the hospital, and the nurse pinched me so hard, i could not scream, I had no energy after swallowed depressing pill.
      Back to work, the next day, got warning that, I was not focus on my work, the 2 week later they fired me, that I am not fit for the job.

      4 month later, I got another job, my boss very happy , with, I always 30 minute early come to work, one month later she offered me a full time job, with discount of Air Canada. then 1 week before my 3 month probation, her assistant pull me from the floor 5 hr after I open the store. she said,: come with me take your belonging. I asked her right away Am I getting fired, they said they don’t know, the supervisor told me, the company decide not to keep me, because I am not fit for the company.
      just yesterday, after enjoying 2 days off with my boyfriend, I did not want to go home, but I have to , because I have to work at 430 in the morning, took 9 pm ferry, from Vancouver, arrive at 11 pm. then I sleep in the parking lot , because I don’t have much time to sleep, at least I am in the store parking lot, I made sure I am 30 minute early as usual.

      open the story at 430.. as usually in the middle of doing paper work, I have to leave immediately to see the supervisor, the manager never been seen for 2 weeks, and I am not allowed to talk to her nor to my coworker. I got this punishment, is because I am not like them, I am too good for the store, so I did not fit, with others. it is sad, being good is a punishment,

      I cant barely hold my tears, from this , They not obligated to tell me the reason, is because I am still on my probation. this is hurt me, I just pray to God, to solve this problem and show them who is the bad one, it is to hard for me to self by my self.

      Now I am scared to find the job, afraid to get fired in probation period, my heart beat faster in this period. I feel so alone, I feel I am not worth anything. the supervisor told me to call the head office if I want to know the reason I got fired. even though I found it my self that one of my coworker giving false accusation, but I am not allowed to talk to him. If I do is consider harassment.

      Nina

  2. Ouch! So sorry to hear that! Now, in your next post, tell us what you’re looking for in your next gig, so we can let the world know that their workplace is missing your skills! And Bravo, BTW for writing such a great, balanced post 2hrs after layoff. I know that I was not capable of that when my husband got laid off – and it wasn’t even me.

    • Thanks Jenn – honestly one of the first things I thought about (maybe I’m crazy) was, “I’ve got to write about this….now!” And here it was. If I ever needed proof of how awesome this community is, I think this just proved it. I’ll be sure to keep you – and everyone – posted.

  3. That does “suck” . . . but what better time than the present to get out there and promote more of your freelance work? You are so good at it, and so great with your clients. Maybe your “job” was getting in the way of your passion. Not to mention, there are lots of real estate folks out there who could really use a good blog! Keep your chin up!

    • Thank you Melissa – your vote of confidence means a lot to me. Maybe I’ll just make a living pimping out real-estate blogs, eh? Looking forward to future projects with you and thank you again for your support here.

  4. That does “suck” . . . but what better time than the present to get out there and promote more of your freelance work? You are so good at it, and so great with your clients. Maybe your “job” was getting in the way of your passion. Not to mention, there are lots of real estate folks out there who could really use a good blog! Keep your chin up!

    • Thank you Melissa – your vote of confidence means a lot to me. Maybe I’ll just make a living pimping out real-estate blogs, eh? Looking forward to future projects with you and thank you again for your support here.

  5. Wow! You’re right where I was back in September. As you stated, luckily, you are in a city that has great opportunities (which is NOTHING like Michigan). You are talented and I love reading you blog. I think it is great that your freelance work has picked up, couldn’t have picked up at a better time. For me, I believe what happened back in September certainly happened for a reason. I took some time (few months) to really think and focus on where I wanted my life to go. I remember us having a conversation back then and you asked me where did I want LTWO to go, well, I was directing that same question towards my life as a whole. I’m happy to say that I finally figured it out and actually just wrote about it on my site. Ironic how things happen.

    Enjoy your blueberry scone. Things can only get better from here.

    I wish you all the best Matt!

    • Thanks so much Patrice – I’m glad you’ve “figured things out” so to speak – I’m looking forward to a bit of that myself – and of course, I’ll be sure to bring all of you along for the ride. Cheers!

  6. So. Having been in your spot not so long ago all I can say is…you rule. This post shows you know where your head and heart are and you know that you’ll be okay. By FAR, that faith is what’s going to land you an awesome job. Well…that and the fact that you’re an extremely smart and talented kid. We’re here for you, and I know you’ll get snagged up nice and quick.

    • This blog has been great because it is a platform that let’s me be me, and with that, also lets me be my best version of myself. Not gonna’ lie – there were a couple “breakdown” moments today – which I think is only natural when something like this happens, but writing this helped a lot, and the support from amazing people like you made everything so much better. I know you’ve “been here” and come out on the other side of the tunnel, so it’s just nice to know someone who “gets it”. Thanks Teresa.

  7. Hey Matt,
    As someone who has been canned multiple times – I can definitely relate. I’d been canned for multiple reasons, but in the end I always felt relieved b/c each job I knew, in my heart of hearts, that I hated it. And, perhaps, you and I both know you are better off. Besides, I believe firing builds character and at the very least, time to recoup, learn and forge another path way to trying again.

    • Agreed Raven – it’s a bit of a slap in the face but I knew for a while it wasn’t going to be a long term fit for me. It’ll sting a bit for a couple days, but I’m really excited about all of the opportunities ahead. PS we need to do lunch soon!

  8. Wow! You’re right where I was back in September. As you stated, luckily, you are in a city that has great opportunities (which is NOTHING like Michigan). You are talented and I love reading you blog. I think it is great that your freelance work has picked up, couldn’t have picked up at a better time. For me, I believe what happened back in September certainly happened for a reason. I took some time (few months) to really think and focus on where I wanted my life to go. I remember us having a conversation back then and you asked me where did I want LTWO to go, well, I was directing that same question towards my life as a whole. I’m happy to say that I finally figured it out and actually just wrote about it on my site. Ironic how things happen.

    Enjoy your blueberry scone. Things can only get better from here.

    I wish you all the best Matt!

    • Thanks so much Patrice – I’m glad you’ve “figured things out” so to speak – I’m looking forward to a bit of that myself – and of course, I’ll be sure to bring all of you along for the ride. Cheers!

  9. So. Having been in your spot not so long ago all I can say is…you rule. This post shows you know where your head and heart are and you know that you’ll be okay. By FAR, that faith is what’s going to land you an awesome job. Well…that and the fact that you’re an extremely smart and talented kid. We’re here for you, and I know you’ll get snagged up nice and quick.

    • This blog has been great because it is a platform that let’s me be me, and with that, also lets me be my best version of myself. Not gonna’ lie – there were a couple “breakdown” moments today – which I think is only natural when something like this happens, but writing this helped a lot, and the support from amazing people like you made everything so much better. I know you’ve “been here” and come out on the other side of the tunnel, so it’s just nice to know someone who “gets it”. Thanks Teresa.

  10. Hey Matt,
    As someone who has been canned multiple times – I can definitely relate. I’d been canned for multiple reasons, but in the end I always felt relieved b/c each job I knew, in my heart of hearts, that I hated it. And, perhaps, you and I both know you are better off. Besides, I believe firing builds character and at the very least, time to recoup, learn and forge another path way to trying again.

    • Agreed Raven – it’s a bit of a slap in the face but I knew for a while it wasn’t going to be a long term fit for me. It’ll sting a bit for a couple days, but I’m really excited about all of the opportunities ahead. PS we need to do lunch soon!

  11. Eek! Sorry to hear that.
    I had something similar happen in September and I can say without hesitation it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was miserable at my job – horrible environment, totally ridiculous, unprofessional shenanigans, you get the drift – but I wasn’t entirely motivated to find something I loved. Once I didn’t have the comfy option, hunting for something within my chosen field that included my passions was soo much easier (and necessary!)

    So to you I say “Congratulations!” Good things will comes from this – being forced outside your comfort zone is a terrifyingly liberating experience.

    Thanks for sharing :}

  12. SUCK! I’m sorry to hear about this turn of events. I know you’ll make the best of it, though, and I look forward to this chapter of your adventure!

  13. Eek! Sorry to hear that.
    I had something similar happen in September and I can say without hesitation it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was miserable at my job – horrible environment, totally ridiculous, unprofessional shenanigans, you get the drift – but I wasn’t entirely motivated to find something I loved. Once I didn’t have the comfy option, hunting for something within my chosen field that included my passions was soo much easier (and necessary!)

    So to you I say “Congratulations!” Good things will comes from this – being forced outside your comfort zone is a terrifyingly liberating experience.

    Thanks for sharing :}

  14. SUCK! I’m sorry to hear about this turn of events. I know you’ll make the best of it, though, and I look forward to this chapter of your adventure!

  15. @Matt: This might actually be a blessing in disguise. You are doing some amazing work here at Life Without Pants and now you can take this time to and devote 100% of your effort to Life Without Pants. My guess is you might have some cool projects that you’ve been thinking about and now you can execute them. The other thing is that you have a great network and community that you’ve built here, so you’ll have people reaching out to help you.

    I’ve been down the road of both: getting fired and getting laid off. It does suck in the moment. HEll, I quit a job after two weeks, after a 6 month job search. I wrote about it on my blog and the CEO at my current company read that post and it was part of what got me hired. I guess I would say figure out what opportunities do you have now that a full time job was preventing and figure out how to execute on those. Let me know if I can help in any way at all. I’ll go add a recommendation for you on Linkedin a little later today.

    -Srini

    • Thanks for the recommendation S – and for the words of encouragement – I’ve built this blog to be a platform to leverage all kinds of opportunities -I’m proud of it, and I HOPE it’s something a potential employer would look at. Good things ahead man – I’m excited about the potential for you and I to collaborate more often in the future!

  16. Matt, I honestly think of you as one of most the hard working, value adding, inspirational ‘people bringer together’ bloggers I have come across. You are always adding value (even when you’ve been sorting your site out all weekend cos its been hacked and when you have been laid off from your job!) it’s no mean feat. I honestly think either this will be the big time lift off for your freelance career or an even better opportunity will be coming your way (or both) … it’s the law of attraction … you have so much potential! I know today will still suck, it’s never good hearing news like that, but I’m watching this space cos I can’t wait to see what you do next … I know it’s gonna be great!

    • Jen, I”m really humbled by everything you say here, honestly. I think it’s during these times of “turmoil” that our most real and “raw” self comes out. It was almost an instant gut feeling I had that I NEEDED to write about this to get some stuff off my chest. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

  17. “Everything happens for a reason.”

    As cliché as everyone says this is, it’s very true, so you’ve got a great attitude in this situation!!

    Looking forward to the 20/20 hindsight post where you’ll refer back to this one saying: “THAT’S why I got laid off!!” :)

    All the best!

  18. @Matt: This might actually be a blessing in disguise. You are doing some amazing work here at Life Without Pants and now you can take this time to and devote 100% of your effort to Life Without Pants. My guess is you might have some cool projects that you’ve been thinking about and now you can execute them. The other thing is that you have a great network and community that you’ve built here, so you’ll have people reaching out to help you.

    I’ve been down the road of both: getting fired and getting laid off. It does suck in the moment. HEll, I quit a job after two weeks, after a 6 month job search. I wrote about it on my blog and the CEO at my current company read that post and it was part of what got me hired. I guess I would say figure out what opportunities do you have now that a full time job was preventing and figure out how to execute on those. Let me know if I can help in any way at all. I’ll go add a recommendation for you on Linkedin a little later today.

    -Srini

    • Thanks for the recommendation S – and for the words of encouragement – I’ve built this blog to be a platform to leverage all kinds of opportunities -I’m proud of it, and I HOPE it’s something a potential employer would look at. Good things ahead man – I’m excited about the potential for you and I to collaborate more often in the future!

  19. Matt, I honestly think of you as one of most the hard working, value adding, inspirational ‘people bringer together’ bloggers I have come across. You are always adding value (even when you’ve been sorting your site out all weekend cos its been hacked and when you have been laid off from your job!) it’s no mean feat. I honestly think either this will be the big time lift off for your freelance career or an even better opportunity will be coming your way (or both) … it’s the law of attraction … you have so much potential! I know today will still suck, it’s never good hearing news like that, but I’m watching this space cos I can’t wait to see what you do next … I know it’s gonna be great!

    • Jen, I”m really humbled by everything you say here, honestly. I think it’s during these times of “turmoil” that our most real and “raw” self comes out. It was almost an instant gut feeling I had that I NEEDED to write about this to get some stuff off my chest. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

  20. “Everything happens for a reason.”

    As cliché as everyone says this is, it’s very true, so you’ve got a great attitude in this situation!!

    Looking forward to the 20/20 hindsight post where you’ll refer back to this one saying: “THAT’S why I got laid off!!” :)

    All the best!

  21. Hey Matt – while I’m sorry to hear, I know that this is just one minor blip, and maybe a blessing in disguise. I know your frustration, and I’ve clearly been in your shoes.

    This is an exciting time. This is an opportunity. A big fat door just opened for you, and when you break through that door there will be 100 more doors staring back at you. Take a couple days to just chill the fuck out. Relax. Go do some things you couldn’t do before with your time.

    I have not a single doubt in my mind that you will come away from this experience on top. I’m excited for you. Look at this as a positive, and make this experience yours. Use this to your advantage like I know you will, and let the pieces fall where they are intended to. This will all work itself out, and in the end, you will be so happy that it happened this way.

    Not that you need it, but I’m here if you do need anything.

    • You more than anyone know the value of “FUN”employment – I admired all you did while pursuing a full time career and here’s to hoping I can find some awesome things myself in the VERY near future. Thanks as always for the support my friend.

  22. Hey Matt – while I’m sorry to hear, I know that this is just one minor blip, and maybe a blessing in disguise. I know your frustration, and I’ve clearly been in your shoes.

    This is an exciting time. This is an opportunity. A big fat door just opened for you, and when you break through that door there will be 100 more doors staring back at you. Take a couple days to just chill the fuck out. Relax. Go do some things you couldn’t do before with your time.

    I have not a single doubt in my mind that you will come away from this experience on top. I’m excited for you. Look at this as a positive, and make this experience yours. Use this to your advantage like I know you will, and let the pieces fall where they are intended to. This will all work itself out, and in the end, you will be so happy that it happened this way.

    Not that you need it, but I’m here if you do need anything.

    • You more than anyone know the value of “FUN”employment – I admired all you did while pursuing a full time career and here’s to hoping I can find some awesome things myself in the VERY near future. Thanks as always for the support my friend.

  23. Hey Matt,

    I’m really sorry for you! But my guess is…some smart company will snag you up in no time :) And maybe it will be your dream job. Like you said, everything happens for a reason! Good luck in the job hunt!

  24. Hey Matt,

    I’m really sorry for you! But my guess is…some smart company will snag you up in no time :) And maybe it will be your dream job. Like you said, everything happens for a reason! Good luck in the job hunt!

  25. I’m so sorry to hear this…and it’s okay to be “broken down” for a bit, because being laid off never feels good. Cliche platitudes aside, I *truly* believe that your talent and skills trump “a job” and that you will move through this like a bat outta hell. :)

    And your grace and wisdom in writing this two hours later? Hot damn. You continue to impress me, Mr. Matt Cheuvront.

    Hang in there.

  26. Hey man I’m really sorry to hear that. If anyone can land on their feet though after something like that, I’m confident that it’s you. You’re an intelligent dude.

  27. I’m so sorry to hear this…and it’s okay to be “broken down” for a bit, because being laid off never feels good. Cliche platitudes aside, I *truly* believe that your talent and skills trump “a job” and that you will move through this like a bat outta hell. :)

    And your grace and wisdom in writing this two hours later? Hot damn. You continue to impress me, Mr. Matt Cheuvront.

    Hang in there.

  28. Hey man I’m really sorry to hear that. If anyone can land on their feet though after something like that, I’m confident that it’s you. You’re an intelligent dude.

  29. Sorry to hear that Matt, but on another note welcome to the club. The “I got laid off” club is a vastly growing one, and certainly anything to be ashamed of (which you clearly are not, so good start).

    Keep in mind that you’re pretty new to the work force and that it may take a few similar experiences like this until you find your “passion.” I know from my experiences, a lot of my prior jobs that I found miserable often have helped me find more clearly what I want to do and who I want to work with and for.

    You’re a good man, and you won’t be kept down for long.

    • Thanks man – this all means a lot, especially coming from you. I know there will be a lot of trial and error at this stage in the game – but let’s hope for more trial and less error, eh? Cheers

  30. Sorry to hear that Matt, but on another note welcome to the club. The “I got laid off” club is a vastly growing one, and certainly anything to be ashamed of (which you clearly are not, so good start).

    Keep in mind that you’re pretty new to the work force and that it may take a few similar experiences like this until you find your “passion.” I know from my experiences, a lot of my prior jobs that I found miserable often have helped me find more clearly what I want to do and who I want to work with and for.

    You’re a good man, and you won’t be kept down for long.

    • Thanks man – this all means a lot, especially coming from you. I know there will be a lot of trial and error at this stage in the game – but let’s hope for more trial and less error, eh? Cheers

  31. Matt, I really like your honesty and emotion I feel from you here (rightfully so!) These are real lessons and I often think about the natural, unexpected nature of how much your job can change/go away. Sigh.

    I can point out (knowing you pre job, during job, now post job) that you’re so ahead and beyond from pre job. You have freelancing opportunities, a real live online community and support. I have no doubt, something amazing is going to come of this. I can say this with certainty. Maybe we can bet ;) But really, I know you’re going to do great things.

    • Haha yes Grace, I think we should all place bets on where I will end up next. You know me pretty well Grace, and you’re one of the few who’s really seen me start from the very beginning – so the encouragement means a lot. I’m not worried, still just sort of in that “WTF?!” mode, you know? Nothing in life is EVER a guarantee – I should know that by now – WE should know that by now – but it’s easy to forget and assume that everything is 100% secure. Lesson well learned here. Thanks again!

  32. So sorry to hear about this unfortunate turn of events! Major props for having such a good attitude about it, but also allowing yourself to be upset. Always taking something away from all experiences, good and bad, is basically how I’ve gotten through the past two years. So, think about what you’ve learned and use that knowledge to make the most of your next opportunity. You’ve made a lot of connections in Chicago and I’m sure they’ll all be there to help you find a great new job!

  33. Matt! I am so sorry to hear that. I’m sending my positive vibes your way today. As an avid reader of LWP and a big fan of what you do here, a part of me almost feels like I got laid off with you. I’m so sorry to hear about it.

    However, I know that I won’t be the last person to comment on here extending my thoughts to you, nor will I be the last person to say anything about it via Twitter or any other social forum. Ian’s right, you do have a great attitude given the circumstances. I am so confident that everything will be OK for you in the end. Did you watch Conan’s last episode? At the end, he said: “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” And that couldn’t be more true for you, Matt.

    • Love that quote Catherine – it really rings true here – and I constantly preach here that attitude is everything – you have to stay strong and think positive even in times of weakness – I also realize that I did everything I could there to “make it work” and it just wasn’t the right fit for me. That helps take some of the edge off. Thanks for the encouragement and I’m looking forward to meeting soon!

  34. Matt, I really like your honesty and emotion I feel from you here (rightfully so!) These are real lessons and I often think about the natural, unexpected nature of how much your job can change/go away. Sigh.

    I can point out (knowing you pre job, during job, now post job) that you’re so ahead and beyond from pre job. You have freelancing opportunities, a real live online community and support. I have no doubt, something amazing is going to come of this. I can say this with certainty. Maybe we can bet ;) But really, I know you’re going to do great things.

    • Haha yes Grace, I think we should all place bets on where I will end up next. You know me pretty well Grace, and you’re one of the few who’s really seen me start from the very beginning – so the encouragement means a lot. I’m not worried, still just sort of in that “WTF?!” mode, you know? Nothing in life is EVER a guarantee – I should know that by now – WE should know that by now – but it’s easy to forget and assume that everything is 100% secure. Lesson well learned here. Thanks again!

  35. So sorry to hear about this unfortunate turn of events! Major props for having such a good attitude about it, but also allowing yourself to be upset. Always taking something away from all experiences, good and bad, is basically how I’ve gotten through the past two years. So, think about what you’ve learned and use that knowledge to make the most of your next opportunity. You’ve made a lot of connections in Chicago and I’m sure they’ll all be there to help you find a great new job!

  36. Matt! I am so sorry to hear that. I’m sending my positive vibes your way today. As an avid reader of LWP and a big fan of what you do here, a part of me almost feels like I got laid off with you. I’m so sorry to hear about it.

    However, I know that I won’t be the last person to comment on here extending my thoughts to you, nor will I be the last person to say anything about it via Twitter or any other social forum. Ian’s right, you do have a great attitude given the circumstances. I am so confident that everything will be OK for you in the end. Did you watch Conan’s last episode? At the end, he said: “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” And that couldn’t be more true for you, Matt.

    • Love that quote Catherine – it really rings true here – and I constantly preach here that attitude is everything – you have to stay strong and think positive even in times of weakness – I also realize that I did everything I could there to “make it work” and it just wasn’t the right fit for me. That helps take some of the edge off. Thanks for the encouragement and I’m looking forward to meeting soon!

  37. This post says a lot about you as a person. I am sorry to hear that you lost your job, but from reading this post it seems like you were simply comfortable with a job that wasn’t for you.

    I agree with many that this will be a blessing in disguise. Based on all your blog posts, I wouldn’t be surprised if a potential employer reached out and tried to grab you in the near future.

    You also have a very supportive community! That won’t hurt one bit ;)

  38. This post says a lot about you as a person. I am sorry to hear that you lost your job, but from reading this post it seems like you were simply comfortable with a job that wasn’t for you.

    I agree with many that this will be a blessing in disguise. Based on all your blog posts, I wouldn’t be surprised if a potential employer reached out and tried to grab you in the near future.

    You also have a very supportive community! That won’t hurt one bit ;)

  39. Matt,

    Call it “funemployment,” because it makes it more fun. Just think— now, you can do everything you want to (and hopefully not too many things you don’t want to do.) For instance, you can wear sweatpants- or no pants- all day.

    You know I’m here for you. Perhaps I’ll have to make a Chicago trip sooner than expected! :)

    • No pants all day – sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me – putting on pants to go to work every day was really stifling my creativity. :) And when you DO make it through Chicago, you better let me know!

  40. Matt,

    Call it “funemployment,” because it makes it more fun. Just think— now, you can do everything you want to (and hopefully not too many things you don’t want to do.) For instance, you can wear sweatpants- or no pants- all day.

    You know I’m here for you. Perhaps I’ll have to make a Chicago trip sooner than expected! :)

    • No pants all day – sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me – putting on pants to go to work every day was really stifling my creativity. :) And when you DO make it through Chicago, you better let me know!

  41. Dear Matt …..
    As a recent new fan of “Matt Chevy” I can say without a doubt that you will land on your feet and then some…. I have heard/read so many amazing and wonderful things about you that I’m actually rather excited for you to have this new beginning ~~ especially with the other “new begnnings” going on in your life, it seems to be the right timing.

    I’ve been in your shoes and it is definitely a kick in the gutt when it happens, I’m sorry about that. But the sun is shining here in Chicago today, and I am sure it will shine many great opportunities your way!!!

    Great blog ~~ You’re an inspiration to all…
    See you in the a.m. for coffee ;)
    Donna O.

    • Hey Donna – great to “meet” you and thanks for everything you said here. If nothing else, this will give me a lot to write about – change and transition is good for that. You mentioned you’re here in Chicago – do we know each other? There’s no link to a blog or anything for me to confirm, just wanted to put a face with the name…Thanks again D!

  42. Matt-

    I already texted you a novel, so I’ll keep this short. You’re amazing, brilliant, incredibly talented, and most importantly, a bomb ass friend. You’ll find me sitting front row, center with popcorn watching and waiting to see what you’ll do next. Its bound to be epic.

    Best, MegO :)

  43. Dear Matt …..
    As a recent new fan of “Matt Chevy” I can say without a doubt that you will land on your feet and then some…. I have heard/read so many amazing and wonderful things about you that I’m actually rather excited for you to have this new beginning ~~ especially with the other “new begnnings” going on in your life, it seems to be the right timing.

    I’ve been in your shoes and it is definitely a kick in the gutt when it happens, I’m sorry about that. But the sun is shining here in Chicago today, and I am sure it will shine many great opportunities your way!!!

    Great blog ~~ You’re an inspiration to all…
    See you in the a.m. for coffee ;)
    Donna O.

    • Hey Donna – great to “meet” you and thanks for everything you said here. If nothing else, this will give me a lot to write about – change and transition is good for that. You mentioned you’re here in Chicago – do we know each other? There’s no link to a blog or anything for me to confirm, just wanted to put a face with the name…Thanks again D!

  44. Matt-

    I already texted you a novel, so I’ll keep this short. You’re amazing, brilliant, incredibly talented, and most importantly, a bomb ass friend. You’ll find me sitting front row, center with popcorn watching and waiting to see what you’ll do next. Its bound to be epic.

    Best, MegO :)

  45. My thoughts are with you Matt. I hope that you find meaningful employment again soon and that you stay well. Take care, all of us here are behind you!

    • Thanks Ed. “Meaningful” employment is exactly what I’m after – and something that I wasn’t getting at my past job. Everything is a learning experience – I take away solid experience from this job and will learn and grow from it moving forward. Cheers!

  46. My thoughts are with you Matt. I hope that you find meaningful employment again soon and that you stay well. Take care, all of us here are behind you!

    • Thanks Ed. “Meaningful” employment is exactly what I’m after – and something that I wasn’t getting at my past job. Everything is a learning experience – I take away solid experience from this job and will learn and grow from it moving forward. Cheers!

    • Thanks James – and well said. Checked out your blog and subscribed man – good stuff there. You mentioned the “Lemonade” movie – I’m actually going to a screening with it’s creator in a couple weeks here in Chicago. Can’t wait – and now, more than ever, it really applies. Talk soon buddy!

    • Thanks James – and well said. Checked out your blog and subscribed man – good stuff there. You mentioned the “Lemonade” movie – I’m actually going to a screening with it’s creator in a couple weeks here in Chicago. Can’t wait – and now, more than ever, it really applies. Talk soon buddy!

  47. That sucks Matt, but I’m not worried about you. You’ll learn from this experience and use it to your advantage. You’ll bounce back. I have full confidence in that much.

    David
    Community Manager, Scribnia.com

  48. That sucks Matt, but I’m not worried about you. You’ll learn from this experience and use it to your advantage. You’ll bounce back. I have full confidence in that much.

    David
    Community Manager, Scribnia.com

  49. Here to congratulate you on your extremely bright future :) I expect nothing but good things to come from such a positive, inspiring friend. Can’t wait to hear about your new plans.

    • I like it S. Congrats instead of condolences. That’s the attitude I’m doing everything I can to maintain – and when something new comes along, you’ll be one of the first to know. :)

  50. Here to congratulate you on your extremely bright future :) I expect nothing but good things to come from such a positive, inspiring friend. Can’t wait to hear about your new plans.

    • I like it S. Congrats instead of condolences. That’s the attitude I’m doing everything I can to maintain – and when something new comes along, you’ll be one of the first to know. :)

  51. Oh no! So sorry to hear about your job! Welcome to the club I guess? I have a feeling it won’t last long for you and that you will soon be on your way to a new position somewhere else. You have too much talent and better things are out there for you! Good luck!

  52. Oh no! So sorry to hear about your job! Welcome to the club I guess? I have a feeling it won’t last long for you and that you will soon be on your way to a new position somewhere else. You have too much talent and better things are out there for you! Good luck!

  53. Oh, man. Sorry to hear about this Matt, only going from the very short time I’ve known you I truly think you’re one of the hardest working people I know. You’ve got a lot to offer people and companies, and you’ll be back firing away in no time.

  54. Oh, man. Sorry to hear about this Matt, only going from the very short time I’ve known you I truly think you’re one of the hardest working people I know. You’ve got a lot to offer people and companies, and you’ll be back firing away in no time.

  55. Matt so sorry to hear this… life throws blows sometimes but it won’t last forever.

    I do have another question for you though. Were you doing something related to social media for that company? Was it a smaller company that felt comfortable in that space? Were they responsive and excited for making an impact online or was it something they felt they just needed to do?

    I ask these questions, and have many more, just to understand the SM space especially with local or small businesses better.

    Thanks man and don’t worry about this one blow, it’s just a bruise.

    Rikin

    • Thanks man. It’s a blip on the radar now – Upward and onward!

      As for your question – small business – they were doing nothing online until I was brought on board – and to make a long story short – they were very impatient about the RESULTS (or lack there of) that SM/Web Marketing and development brings. You and I know it both takes real TIME to build an online presence from scratch – I can use my blog as an example, it’s just as, if not more difficult for a business to build up anything that will generate significant revenue. I’ll bite my tongue on a lot, but I’m assuming you can guess the frustration of having to “prove your worth” to an entire business who didn’t really believe in the medium or what an investment it is to develop.

      • Thanks Matt for the insight. It’s frustrating I know, but this space is new and for every company that gets it there are 50 hat don’t regardless of who tries to tell them otherwise. I’m glad someone like you had the opportunity to go in there and stir things up because each little effort pays off in the long run.

        Move along, there’s nothing left to see.

  56. Matt so sorry to hear this… life throws blows sometimes but it won’t last forever.

    I do have another question for you though. Were you doing something related to social media for that company? Was it a smaller company that felt comfortable in that space? Were they responsive and excited for making an impact online or was it something they felt they just needed to do?

    I ask these questions, and have many more, just to understand the SM space especially with local or small businesses better.

    Thanks man and don’t worry about this one blow, it’s just a bruise.

    Rikin

    • Thanks man. It’s a blip on the radar now – Upward and onward!

      As for your question – small business – they were doing nothing online until I was brought on board – and to make a long story short – they were very impatient about the RESULTS (or lack there of) that SM/Web Marketing and development brings. You and I know it both takes real TIME to build an online presence from scratch – I can use my blog as an example, it’s just as, if not more difficult for a business to build up anything that will generate significant revenue. I’ll bite my tongue on a lot, but I’m assuming you can guess the frustration of having to “prove your worth” to an entire business who didn’t really believe in the medium or what an investment it is to develop.

      • Thanks Matt for the insight. It’s frustrating I know, but this space is new and for every company that gets it there are 50 hat don’t regardless of who tries to tell them otherwise. I’m glad someone like you had the opportunity to go in there and stir things up because each little effort pays off in the long run.

        Move along, there’s nothing left to see.

  57. The outpouring of comments here, the way you handled the situation in this post, and the community you’re building here are all just proof of the fact that you rock.

    I can’t imagine what’s running through your head right now, but I do know this: with the drive, the passion, and the skills you have, you’re going to be doing absolutely amazing things starting today.

    2010 is only 28 days old. That gives you almost the whole year to continue rocking! Here’s to the future and great things to come!

    • Thanks man. Good things ahead, no doubt, I’m not worried about that. But would have appreciated a firing AFTER my frickin wedding – those things are expensive (as you know) lol. Here’s to whatever lies ahead!

  58. Hey man, sorry to hear about the job. It sucks, but with the work you’ve put in thus far outside of it, you’ll be fine. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to work on that self-learning project that you were talking about just a short time ago.

    • Perfect time for a little “self learning” – no doubt. Reading Godin’s Linchpin over the weekend, doing some freelance work, and taking a deep breath. It’s all good, the sting will wear off fast. Thanks man!

  59. The outpouring of comments here, the way you handled the situation in this post, and the community you’re building here are all just proof of the fact that you rock.

    I can’t imagine what’s running through your head right now, but I do know this: with the drive, the passion, and the skills you have, you’re going to be doing absolutely amazing things starting today.

    2010 is only 28 days old. That gives you almost the whole year to continue rocking! Here’s to the future and great things to come!

    • Thanks man. Good things ahead, no doubt, I’m not worried about that. But would have appreciated a firing AFTER my frickin wedding – those things are expensive (as you know) lol. Here’s to whatever lies ahead!

  60. Hey man, sorry to hear about the job. It sucks, but with the work you’ve put in thus far outside of it, you’ll be fine. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to work on that self-learning project that you were talking about just a short time ago.

    • Perfect time for a little “self learning” – no doubt. Reading Godin’s Linchpin over the weekend, doing some freelance work, and taking a deep breath. It’s all good, the sting will wear off fast. Thanks man!

  61. Matt, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m glad that you’re still going about your blogging as usual without skipping a beat. It’s really easy to get bummed out in a situation like this. I also believe that everything happens for a reason and that you are going to be better off having this time to find another job you are passionate about or just keep doing freelance. You are a naturally driven person so I’m sure I’ll be reading a “great news” blog post soon.

    • I’ve been through a lot of transition and change over the past 12 months and I know it’s not worth it to dwindle on stuff that happens that you couldn’t control. Sometimes this kind of stuff just happens – and I’d rather keep my head up, learn from it, and hopefully pitch it in a way that others can learn from as well.

      “Great news” blog post to come ASAP! :)

  62. Matt, I’m sorry to hear that. I’m glad that you’re still going about your blogging as usual without skipping a beat. It’s really easy to get bummed out in a situation like this. I also believe that everything happens for a reason and that you are going to be better off having this time to find another job you are passionate about or just keep doing freelance. You are a naturally driven person so I’m sure I’ll be reading a “great news” blog post soon.

    • I’ve been through a lot of transition and change over the past 12 months and I know it’s not worth it to dwindle on stuff that happens that you couldn’t control. Sometimes this kind of stuff just happens – and I’d rather keep my head up, learn from it, and hopefully pitch it in a way that others can learn from as well.

      “Great news” blog post to come ASAP! :)

  63. I know how you feel since I’ve been in your shoes for almost a year now. Good luck and keep your chin up, hard to do but a must! Just caught this on Twitter and will definitely connect to a fellow Chicagoan!

    Best to you!

    Jack

  64. I know how you feel since I’ve been in your shoes for almost a year now. Good luck and keep your chin up, hard to do but a must! Just caught this on Twitter and will definitely connect to a fellow Chicagoan!

    Best to you!

    Jack

  65. So sorry to hear your big news today. I appreciate your openness and honesty about making the best of the situation. With your talent and your rock star drive, I’m sure that a better-fitting opportunity will come soon. Good luck with the job hunt!!

    Best,
    Gwynne

    • Thanks Gwynne. By the way – you were at North Side last week weren’t you? I think I was staring right at you but didn’t say hello – so…sorry about that (if it was in fact, you). Here’s to hoping I can make up for it and we’ll run into each other soon!

  66. So sorry to hear your big news today. I appreciate your openness and honesty about making the best of the situation. With your talent and your rock star drive, I’m sure that a better-fitting opportunity will come soon. Good luck with the job hunt!!

    Best,
    Gwynne

    • Thanks Gwynne. By the way – you were at North Side last week weren’t you? I think I was staring right at you but didn’t say hello – so…sorry about that (if it was in fact, you). Here’s to hoping I can make up for it and we’ll run into each other soon!

  67. I know you don’t need to hear it again, but what the hell: I don’t even know you and yet I know you are very talented — one of those “chosen” young workers who will really change the future workplace.

    In fact, I’m insanely jealous of you and your blog and your following. If I had 1/200 of the comments you get, I’d feel golden!

    It’s nice to have that paycheck to fund the creative things you have on the side, but maybe now you will be the type to actually make money off the cool things you do on the side. Most people I would not say that too (being cynical), but judging from the following you built up here, I bet you could do it.

    Well, cheers to your future.

    • Thanks Ellie. Luckily I’ve been doing very well with freelance over the past 6 months (actually bringing in more than I was at the 9 to 5) so here’s to hoping that continues, and of course, I’ll keep my eye open to any great opportunities that should arise here in Chicago. Cheers to you as well!

  68. I know you don’t need to hear it again, but what the hell: I don’t even know you and yet I know you are very talented — one of those “chosen” young workers who will really change the future workplace.

    In fact, I’m insanely jealous of you and your blog and your following. If I had 1/200 of the comments you get, I’d feel golden!

    It’s nice to have that paycheck to fund the creative things you have on the side, but maybe now you will be the type to actually make money off the cool things you do on the side. Most people I would not say that too (being cynical), but judging from the following you built up here, I bet you could do it.

    Well, cheers to your future.

    • Thanks Ellie. Luckily I’ve been doing very well with freelance over the past 6 months (actually bringing in more than I was at the 9 to 5) so here’s to hoping that continues, and of course, I’ll keep my eye open to any great opportunities that should arise here in Chicago. Cheers to you as well!

  69. Matt,
    I think it sucks you were fired, laid off, etc. Just remember something: Jobs come and go, but YOU are the one that creates opportunity. I’m pretty sure this blog and your resourcefulness will get your something pretty quickly.
    If I can help, let me know.
    Jason

  70. Matt,
    I think it sucks you were fired, laid off, etc. Just remember something: Jobs come and go, but YOU are the one that creates opportunity. I’m pretty sure this blog and your resourcefulness will get your something pretty quickly.
    If I can help, let me know.
    Jason

  71. I would say ‘I’m really sorry to hear that’, but honestly – you’re a class act and one super smart guy that has his head on straight and will definitely land on his feet in the near future. You have a lot of talent and a lot of passion that drives you in what you do and write about. I know you’ll take that positive energy and focus it on an amazing organization and an equally amazing new job.

    Best of luck with your new adventures, bud. I know I’ll be hearing about some awesome things from you real soon.

  72. I would say ‘I’m really sorry to hear that’, but honestly – you’re a class act and one super smart guy that has his head on straight and will definitely land on his feet in the near future. You have a lot of talent and a lot of passion that drives you in what you do and write about. I know you’ll take that positive energy and focus it on an amazing organization and an equally amazing new job.

    Best of luck with your new adventures, bud. I know I’ll be hearing about some awesome things from you real soon.

  73. Matt,

    This is a blessing in disguise. Two days ago you told me where you were and wanted to be. You had such excitement in your voice that I felt your passion and energy.

    This is only the beginning. Your determination, personality and talent is a true testament to what you’ll become. You’re capable of doing great things and I know that you’ll achieve nothing short of awesomeness.

    Believe me, your future will be filled with fist pumps, high fives, toasts and cheers!

    • Our conversation sure happened at an interesting time, huh? And you aren’t the only one I was saying those things to, I think in my mind I knew this was coming, just didn’t quite expect this timing. I’m already fist-bumping and high fiving! No time to feel sorry for myself, right?

  74. Matt,

    This is a blessing in disguise. Two days ago you told me where you were and wanted to be. You had such excitement in your voice that I felt your passion and energy.

    This is only the beginning. Your determination, personality and talent is a true testament to what you’ll become. You’re capable of doing great things and I know that you’ll achieve nothing short of awesomeness.

    Believe me, your future will be filled with fist pumps, high fives, toasts and cheers!

    • Our conversation sure happened at an interesting time, huh? And you aren’t the only one I was saying those things to, I think in my mind I knew this was coming, just didn’t quite expect this timing. I’m already fist-bumping and high fiving! No time to feel sorry for myself, right?

  75. Matt, you are a class act! I love your openness, and it’s a-ok to be upset…today…Like you said, then tomorrow, it’s business as usual. You’ll find your fit in no time. You’re young, talented, optimistic, and driven. Your attitude is right where it should be. The path to success is yours–you’re at a great place to decide where you want to go. And you always take away learning. I’m so excited to see what life has in store for you!! Congrats on being awesome ;)

    • :) – The smiley says it all, speaks volumes really, lol. Seriously, thanks so much Bryna. Been great getting to know you and I know there are going to be some great opportunities for you and I to collaborate in the future. Can’t wait!

  76. Matt, you are a class act! I love your openness, and it’s a-ok to be upset…today…Like you said, then tomorrow, it’s business as usual. You’ll find your fit in no time. You’re young, talented, optimistic, and driven. Your attitude is right where it should be. The path to success is yours–you’re at a great place to decide where you want to go. And you always take away learning. I’m so excited to see what life has in store for you!! Congrats on being awesome ;)

    • :) – The smiley says it all, speaks volumes really, lol. Seriously, thanks so much Bryna. Been great getting to know you and I know there are going to be some great opportunities for you and I to collaborate in the future. Can’t wait!

  77. Matt – Emsie and I had this exact chat last night on our drive home from Manhattan… life never stands still. We are constantly growing, learning, changing. Take advantage of this opportunity, wade in deep and enjoy every moment. You may find so much of yourself in there, I know I did!

    • Right on Eve! When I finally make a trip up to NY (can you believe I’ve never been?) I am going to look you guys up – would love to grab coffee. Thanks for the encouragement!

  78. Matt – Emsie and I had this exact chat last night on our drive home from Manhattan… life never stands still. We are constantly growing, learning, changing. Take advantage of this opportunity, wade in deep and enjoy every moment. You may find so much of yourself in there, I know I did!

    • Right on Eve! When I finally make a trip up to NY (can you believe I’ve never been?) I am going to look you guys up – would love to grab coffee. Thanks for the encouragement!

  79. Hey Matt, tell you what. The sheer number of lovely notes and messages you are seeing here are great evidence of your connectedness and the fact that something bigger n better awaits. I am sorry this has happened and I’m sure you will spring forward. Go forth and excite the world!

  80. Hey Matt, tell you what. The sheer number of lovely notes and messages you are seeing here are great evidence of your connectedness and the fact that something bigger n better awaits. I am sorry this has happened and I’m sure you will spring forward. Go forth and excite the world!

    • Thanks man – and thanks for the interview yesterday buddy – I posted it up on my “about” page. Want to be able to keep track of interviews and other things I do all in one place. Appreciate you having me as part of your launch over at VentureMixx – good things ahead for both of us.

    • Thanks man – and thanks for the interview yesterday buddy – I posted it up on my “about” page. Want to be able to keep track of interviews and other things I do all in one place. Appreciate you having me as part of your launch over at VentureMixx – good things ahead for both of us.

  81. Sorry to hear the news, my friend. A couple of thoughts…

    First, once again you show that amazing courage you have in your willingness to share what happened. The range of emotions you’ve shared says that you’re asking yourself all the right questions about this situation. The fact that you had no idea that this news was coming reflects poorly on your employer.

    Second, you are going to land on your feet and find work that IS a good fit for you. In fact, it will be such a good fit that you will feel guilty calling it work! Let us know how we can help!

    • Yes. I long for the day that work isn’t really work. But I’m also more than prepared to take everything in stride and learn from it all. You’ve been a great resource for me (and friend) over the past year and I REALLY appreciate it. Thanks for always offering support and encouragement.

  82. Sorry to hear the news, my friend. A couple of thoughts…

    First, once again you show that amazing courage you have in your willingness to share what happened. The range of emotions you’ve shared says that you’re asking yourself all the right questions about this situation. The fact that you had no idea that this news was coming reflects poorly on your employer.

    Second, you are going to land on your feet and find work that IS a good fit for you. In fact, it will be such a good fit that you will feel guilty calling it work! Let us know how we can help!

    • Yes. I long for the day that work isn’t really work. But I’m also more than prepared to take everything in stride and learn from it all. You’ve been a great resource for me (and friend) over the past year and I REALLY appreciate it. Thanks for always offering support and encouragement.

  83. Matt,

    I’d say I am surprised at how you handled todays events, but I’m not-you are a shining example of grace and courage under pressure. I have NO doubt that amazing things are in store for you, and I’m excited to be along for the ride.

  84. Matt,

    I’d say I am surprised at how you handled todays events, but I’m not-you are a shining example of grace and courage under pressure. I have NO doubt that amazing things are in store for you, and I’m excited to be along for the ride.

  85. Matt – you’re a rock star, and you’re just going to continue kicking ass and crushing it like you have been all along! Any company/team/project would be soooooo ridiculously lucky to have you – and I have no doubt you’ll get snatched up in no time! (If that’s what you even want!)

    I can’t wait to see what new and exciting opportunities lie ahead for you!!! Because they’re going to be…. how should I say this? EPIC. :)

    • I love the word “EPIC” – especially in all caps – and that’s exactly what lies ahead of me. I think it’s only natural to feel a little slighted after something like this, but you know me pretty well by now, I’m not going to dwindle and let this hold me down. I see it as a release into a whole world of opportunity out there. It’s going to be another wild ride to whatever comes next. Buckle your seatbelts :)

  86. Matt – you’re a rock star, and you’re just going to continue kicking ass and crushing it like you have been all along! Any company/team/project would be soooooo ridiculously lucky to have you – and I have no doubt you’ll get snatched up in no time! (If that’s what you even want!)

    I can’t wait to see what new and exciting opportunities lie ahead for you!!! Because they’re going to be…. how should I say this? EPIC. :)

    • I love the word “EPIC” – especially in all caps – and that’s exactly what lies ahead of me. I think it’s only natural to feel a little slighted after something like this, but you know me pretty well by now, I’m not going to dwindle and let this hold me down. I see it as a release into a whole world of opportunity out there. It’s going to be another wild ride to whatever comes next. Buckle your seatbelts :)

  87. Well at least you don’t have to sit wondering and worrying if you’ll get laid off. I’ve had so many friends sit in that position, and it is almost worst than getting fired. I’ve changed my life direction this past 7 months myself, and I have to say it was hard at first, but now I am really loving it.

    Time to reinvent, and no one can s#!+ about it.

    Have fun,

    Marty

  88. Well at least you don’t have to sit wondering and worrying if you’ll get laid off. I’ve had so many friends sit in that position, and it is almost worst than getting fired. I’ve changed my life direction this past 7 months myself, and I have to say it was hard at first, but now I am really loving it.

    Time to reinvent, and no one can s#!+ about it.

    Have fun,

    Marty

    • Any friend of Sara D. is a friend of mine. Read your post – and very nice to know I’m not “alone” in this. Your point here really spoke to me:

      “I finally have clarity. I finally have peace.”

      This is how I’m feeling – maybe not at first, but now that I’ve slept on it, I accept it for what it was, and am moving on…Oh, and P.S. I cried a little to, we’re only human, right?

    • Any friend of Sara D. is a friend of mine. Read your post – and very nice to know I’m not “alone” in this. Your point here really spoke to me:

      “I finally have clarity. I finally have peace.”

      This is how I’m feeling – maybe not at first, but now that I’ve slept on it, I accept it for what it was, and am moving on…Oh, and P.S. I cried a little to, we’re only human, right?

  89. Matt,
    getting “let-go” sucks. For that, I am sorry. But you are an amazing writer with an amazing personality. Your style of writing and your knowledge of technology is an extremely valuable asset (right brain, left brain combo). I know great things will happen for you. Keep networking and being persistent and I know great opportunities will come your way.

    In the words of the great Conan O’ Brien, “If you work really hard and you’re kind, AMAZING things will happen to you.”

  90. Matt,
    getting “let-go” sucks. For that, I am sorry. But you are an amazing writer with an amazing personality. Your style of writing and your knowledge of technology is an extremely valuable asset (right brain, left brain combo). I know great things will happen for you. Keep networking and being persistent and I know great opportunities will come your way.

    In the words of the great Conan O’ Brien, “If you work really hard and you’re kind, AMAZING things will happen to you.”

  91. Matt,
    First I’m sorry for the fact that you had your life kind of jiggled around a bit. When its unexpected, it makes recovery a little harder. The good news is you have such a positive and realistic attitude about this whole adventure and that by itself will keep you energized. I so believe that life is a journey filled with unknowns and opportunities and with your attitude you will be able to really take all that life throws your way and make something good out of it. Impressive. I am all about reinventing my life. Its an amazing adventure to be enjoyed. I know you will have a great “trip”.

  92. Matt,
    First I’m sorry for the fact that you had your life kind of jiggled around a bit. When its unexpected, it makes recovery a little harder. The good news is you have such a positive and realistic attitude about this whole adventure and that by itself will keep you energized. I so believe that life is a journey filled with unknowns and opportunities and with your attitude you will be able to really take all that life throws your way and make something good out of it. Impressive. I am all about reinventing my life. Its an amazing adventure to be enjoyed. I know you will have a great “trip”.

  93. Congratulations. I know that may seem incredibly odd to say at a time like this…but here me out. This event will lead to your next great opportunity which will take you higher and further than you were. A talent such as yourself doesn’t stay on the free market long. I look forward to seeing what lies ahead. And of course, let me know how I can help in any way.

    Scott
    @thescottbishop

    • Not a ridiculous thing to say at all Scott – that is the attitude I’m siding with here – that it’s an opportunity for so much more, and to find something that’s much more in line with what I want to be doing. If I wasn’t engaged, I’d say we could go “creep on women” and celebrate, but, you know, those days are over for this guy, lol.

  94. Congratulations. I know that may seem incredibly odd to say at a time like this…but here me out. This event will lead to your next great opportunity which will take you higher and further than you were. A talent such as yourself doesn’t stay on the free market long. I look forward to seeing what lies ahead. And of course, let me know how I can help in any way.

    Scott
    @thescottbishop

    • Not a ridiculous thing to say at all Scott – that is the attitude I’m siding with here – that it’s an opportunity for so much more, and to find something that’s much more in line with what I want to be doing. If I wasn’t engaged, I’d say we could go “creep on women” and celebrate, but, you know, those days are over for this guy, lol.

  95. People always say that looking for a job is a full time job, but it’s equally important to take time to decompress – especially if you’re leaving a job you didn’t love. Don’t feel guilty about sleeping in and having some fun during the day! Once you find a new gig, it’ll be a long time before you can have that flexibility again. Look for work, but enjoy the time off. It’s a blessing, really… :)

    • Wise wisdom Veronica – I plan to take a deep breathe and “enjoy” a little free time, but also am the kind of person that won’t slow down too much and will really hustle to get my feet back on the ground. Thanks so much for the encouragement and the reminder to take things easy.

  96. People always say that looking for a job is a full time job, but it’s equally important to take time to decompress – especially if you’re leaving a job you didn’t love. Don’t feel guilty about sleeping in and having some fun during the day! Once you find a new gig, it’ll be a long time before you can have that flexibility again. Look for work, but enjoy the time off. It’s a blessing, really… :)

    • Wise wisdom Veronica – I plan to take a deep breathe and “enjoy” a little free time, but also am the kind of person that won’t slow down too much and will really hustle to get my feet back on the ground. Thanks so much for the encouragement and the reminder to take things easy.

  97. Matt- I’m truly sorry to hear about your job but it sounds like you have a lot of great things coming your way. The support your seeing is a testament to a) how great Life Without Pants is and b) you really know what you’re talking about when it comes to building communities. I wish you nothing but the best of luck on your adventure.

    • Thanks Kelli – won’t argue that I have one of the most engaged and “human” communities all around – that’s more of a testament to you guys than it is to me – so thank YOU for being a part of it. :)

  98. Matt- I’m truly sorry to hear about your job but it sounds like you have a lot of great things coming your way. The support your seeing is a testament to a) how great Life Without Pants is and b) you really know what you’re talking about when it comes to building communities. I wish you nothing but the best of luck on your adventure.

    • Thanks Kelli – won’t argue that I have one of the most engaged and “human” communities all around – that’s more of a testament to you guys than it is to me – so thank YOU for being a part of it. :)

  99. Hey bro,

    I can totally relate to the dreadful yet exhilarating feeling of not knowing the road ahead. I was unemployed for 9 months, took a chance and started a clothing company, moved to a bigger city and ended up finding something that sucks but pays the bills (for the time being). You just have to keep your head up, treat it like an extended vacation and hustle hard. Your work is awesome and I know you’ve got a promising path ahead of you.

    Best!

    • The good news is I’ve been down the road of the “unknown” before – not from being fired, but quitting and moving to a new city with no plan. I came out fine then, and know I will again here. Thanks Gavin.

  100. Hey bro,

    I can totally relate to the dreadful yet exhilarating feeling of not knowing the road ahead. I was unemployed for 9 months, took a chance and started a clothing company, moved to a bigger city and ended up finding something that sucks but pays the bills (for the time being). You just have to keep your head up, treat it like an extended vacation and hustle hard. Your work is awesome and I know you’ve got a promising path ahead of you.

    Best!

    • The good news is I’ve been down the road of the “unknown” before – not from being fired, but quitting and moving to a new city with no plan. I came out fine then, and know I will again here. Thanks Gavin.

  101. Matt, I’m definitely sorry to hear about this but I commend you on keeping up such a positive can-do attitude! You’re the type of person who is not going to let anything stop you from achieving and following your passions, and now you have a great online community of people willing to support you. I’m sure you’ll use this opportunity to really think about what you want in life and how you can go about following your passions. I’m sure you’ll find a great job/opportunity that you love and look back on this, realizing it was for the best! Keep up the positive attitude and good luck.

    • Thank you Akhila. With my newfound free-time, you and I will have to set up a time to grab lunch. I think you were one of the first people I’ve ever met in the blogging world and it’s about time we meet, you know, like, in REAL life :)

  102. Matt, I’m definitely sorry to hear about this but I commend you on keeping up such a positive can-do attitude! You’re the type of person who is not going to let anything stop you from achieving and following your passions, and now you have a great online community of people willing to support you. I’m sure you’ll use this opportunity to really think about what you want in life and how you can go about following your passions. I’m sure you’ll find a great job/opportunity that you love and look back on this, realizing it was for the best! Keep up the positive attitude and good luck.

    • Thank you Akhila. With my newfound free-time, you and I will have to set up a time to grab lunch. I think you were one of the first people I’ve ever met in the blogging world and it’s about time we meet, you know, like, in REAL life :)

  103. One thing you really have working to your advantage is the fact that you so recently went through the job search. You know how to successfully find a job in this economy– that’s more than many other people who are also looking for work right now have.

    And really, I don’t think you’ll have to look too hard. Anybody would be crazy to turn you down.

    • Thank you Courtney. I do know what this situation is like (in a way) so it’s not a totally new feeling – Really appreciate the support C – and hope you are doing well back in Nashville. Blizzard there today, at least by their standards, right?

  104. One thing you really have working to your advantage is the fact that you so recently went through the job search. You know how to successfully find a job in this economy– that’s more than many other people who are also looking for work right now have.

    And really, I don’t think you’ll have to look too hard. Anybody would be crazy to turn you down.

    • Thank you Courtney. I do know what this situation is like (in a way) so it’s not a totally new feeling – Really appreciate the support C – and hope you are doing well back in Nashville. Blizzard there today, at least by their standards, right?

  105. Matt,

    As someone who was/is where you were on September 30th, I know exactly what you’re going through. First off, I am amazed that you wrote a post 2 hours after getting laid off. It took me a week to even tell my closest friends.

    Second, please, please, please, allow yourself some time to feel and reflect. As you mentioned you’re experiencing a ton of emotions right now as you’re processing what just happened and THAT IS OKAY. It’s more than okay, it’s a way of grieving. No matter how perfect or not perfect your job was, you need to process it.

    Third, take this time to really take care of yourself. Eat better than you had. Sleep more than you were. Work out. It’s a good idea to prioritize personal health when the rug has been pulled out from you.

    Fourth, it’s time to make lemonade, baby. And your community is here to support you in that pursuit.

    It’s not an end, but a beginning.

    • Thank you so SO much Laura. It’s been great getting to know you and this is just a testament to the caring person that you are. I plan to make lots and lots of lemonade and can’t wait for what’s ahead.

      It’s funny that you mention the writing this after two hours thing. I contemplated whether or not to do it – but at the time I was feeling very down (even if the post doesn’t reflect that) and the great thing about writing, at least for me, is it provides one hell of an emotional release. Not to mention that this outpouring of support is, in a word, amazing, and feels totally undeserved but I can’t even begin to thank you and everyone else enough. So. Thank you :)

      • You’re welcome, Matt. I meant every word. That’s interesting that you felt down. I got a sense that you were rocking all kinds of emotions, but then again, I didn’t do a literary analysis of your post (but now that you mention it…).

        I agree that writing provides “one hell of an emotional release.” It does that for me, too. When I start writing I think it’ll go in one direction and it always spins in another. Quite interesting that thing called the unconscious is!

        Writing has been a big part of my life since I knew how to write (2nd grade). But a few years ago I stopped. Put all my writer-ly tendencies in a Tupperware container and stuck it on a shelf. I know I’ve lost a big part of myself from doing that and it’s time to reconnect with myself that way. And I know that fear is what’s holding me back from making lemonade of my own.

        • 1) You’ve got to start your blog…like, yesterday! I’ll be your number one fan, promise.

          2) Yeah, I felt a little down only because I busted my ass and the timing of the firing was a little…suspicious, considering I had set a lot of things up that were just about ready to launch. So I cant help but to feel a bit used. But, like I said, the blog is where I can be very honest, but also be at my best. And writing this, talking to all of you – the firing is yeterday’s news now. I feel great, ready to take on whatever comes next. :)

  106. Matt,

    As someone who was/is where you were on September 30th, I know exactly what you’re going through. First off, I am amazed that you wrote a post 2 hours after getting laid off. It took me a week to even tell my closest friends.

    Second, please, please, please, allow yourself some time to feel and reflect. As you mentioned you’re experiencing a ton of emotions right now as you’re processing what just happened and THAT IS OKAY. It’s more than okay, it’s a way of grieving. No matter how perfect or not perfect your job was, you need to process it.

    Third, take this time to really take care of yourself. Eat better than you had. Sleep more than you were. Work out. It’s a good idea to prioritize personal health when the rug has been pulled out from you.

    Fourth, it’s time to make lemonade, baby. And your community is here to support you in that pursuit.

    It’s not an end, but a beginning.

    • Thank you so SO much Laura. It’s been great getting to know you and this is just a testament to the caring person that you are. I plan to make lots and lots of lemonade and can’t wait for what’s ahead.

      It’s funny that you mention the writing this after two hours thing. I contemplated whether or not to do it – but at the time I was feeling very down (even if the post doesn’t reflect that) and the great thing about writing, at least for me, is it provides one hell of an emotional release. Not to mention that this outpouring of support is, in a word, amazing, and feels totally undeserved but I can’t even begin to thank you and everyone else enough. So. Thank you :)

      • You’re welcome, Matt. I meant every word. That’s interesting that you felt down. I got a sense that you were rocking all kinds of emotions, but then again, I didn’t do a literary analysis of your post (but now that you mention it…).

        I agree that writing provides “one hell of an emotional release.” It does that for me, too. When I start writing I think it’ll go in one direction and it always spins in another. Quite interesting that thing called the unconscious is!

        Writing has been a big part of my life since I knew how to write (2nd grade). But a few years ago I stopped. Put all my writer-ly tendencies in a Tupperware container and stuck it on a shelf. I know I’ve lost a big part of myself from doing that and it’s time to reconnect with myself that way. And I know that fear is what’s holding me back from making lemonade of my own.

        • 1) You’ve got to start your blog…like, yesterday! I’ll be your number one fan, promise.

          2) Yeah, I felt a little down only because I busted my ass and the timing of the firing was a little…suspicious, considering I had set a lot of things up that were just about ready to launch. So I cant help but to feel a bit used. But, like I said, the blog is where I can be very honest, but also be at my best. And writing this, talking to all of you – the firing is yeterday’s news now. I feel great, ready to take on whatever comes next. :)

  107. I know I sent you a tweet, but thought I’d drop you a line here. Again, thank you for sharing this with the world. There are many people out there who will identify and will find comfort and inspiration in your words. You are handling things beautifully. I have never been laid off. I quit a good job before I came to grad school and I was terrified, but it truly was a new beginning. You are talented and smart and there are so many who love you. Hugs.

    • First time fired here as well – so it’s a new experience, and one that was totally unexpected, but it is what it is. I don’t feel like I could have done anything better, so I’m satisfied with what happened and chalk it up to just not being a great fit. Thanks so much for all of your support Alex :)

  108. I know I sent you a tweet, but thought I’d drop you a line here. Again, thank you for sharing this with the world. There are many people out there who will identify and will find comfort and inspiration in your words. You are handling things beautifully. I have never been laid off. I quit a good job before I came to grad school and I was terrified, but it truly was a new beginning. You are talented and smart and there are so many who love you. Hugs.

    • First time fired here as well – so it’s a new experience, and one that was totally unexpected, but it is what it is. I don’t feel like I could have done anything better, so I’m satisfied with what happened and chalk it up to just not being a great fit. Thanks so much for all of your support Alex :)

  109. I stumbled upon your blog and I’m so glad I did. I know this feeling of being blindsided and pissed that you had to be reminded of life’s instability once again. But I am so impressed that you had the insight to be EXCITED so soon after being canned. That is a sure sign that great things are coming your way. Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures :)

    • Thanks for stumbling across my neck of the woods – great to have you here – and I really appreciate the support.

      (By the way do you have Twitter or anything, would love to connect there)

  110. I stumbled upon your blog and I’m so glad I did. I know this feeling of being blindsided and pissed that you had to be reminded of life’s instability once again. But I am so impressed that you had the insight to be EXCITED so soon after being canned. That is a sure sign that great things are coming your way. Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures :)

    • Thanks for stumbling across my neck of the woods – great to have you here – and I really appreciate the support.

      (By the way do you have Twitter or anything, would love to connect there)

  111. Ugh. Sorry to hear this Matt. Same thing happened to me last April. It did teach me however that I was capable of a lot more than what I was doing at that job. I think I wallowed in despair for about two full weeks, but once I realized that I wasn’t going to change what happened, things got a lot easier and I started looking forward instead of thinking, “What could I have done to make them keep me?” Good luck! You already seems to have a lot of connections, but if there’s anything I can do to help, let me know! At this point, I’m an expert at dealing w the unemployment office if you need any tips. :)

  112. Ugh. Sorry to hear this Matt. Same thing happened to me last April. It did teach me however that I was capable of a lot more than what I was doing at that job. I think I wallowed in despair for about two full weeks, but once I realized that I wasn’t going to change what happened, things got a lot easier and I started looking forward instead of thinking, “What could I have done to make them keep me?” Good luck! You already seems to have a lot of connections, but if there’s anything I can do to help, let me know! At this point, I’m an expert at dealing w the unemployment office if you need any tips. :)

  113. In the words of The Dude, “That’s a bummer, man.”

    I’ve been in your shoes once in my life. I know it feels terrible on day one, but you’ve got the right attitude about it all. One thing I did – I got up every morning like I always did. I went through my routine, with one difference – I searched for some new gainful employment. Keep it up. Keep moving. Stay focused and treat this as a huge opportunity.

    Wish I could help more than just leaving a comment on your blog. I know you’ll land on your feet. I’ll be rooting for you, man. Press through this and use it to launch into the things you’ve always wanted to do. :)

  114. In the words of The Dude, “That’s a bummer, man.”

    I’ve been in your shoes once in my life. I know it feels terrible on day one, but you’ve got the right attitude about it all. One thing I did – I got up every morning like I always did. I went through my routine, with one difference – I searched for some new gainful employment. Keep it up. Keep moving. Stay focused and treat this as a huge opportunity.

    Wish I could help more than just leaving a comment on your blog. I know you’ll land on your feet. I’ll be rooting for you, man. Press through this and use it to launch into the things you’ve always wanted to do. :)

  115. Sorry to hear about your situation, Matt, but glad it will give you more of an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things. With your great work and attitude, I have little doubt that you will find an awesome new job soon.

    Kim
    @knmu

  116. Sorry to hear about your situation, Matt, but glad it will give you more of an opportunity to move on to bigger and better things. With your great work and attitude, I have little doubt that you will find an awesome new job soon.

    Kim
    @knmu

  117. Wow. I’m sorry to hear the news. I’m shocked, but probably not as much as you were! I don’t know what it feels like to be fired, but I do know what it feels like to be unemployed (as it is my current state). But you know, just from what I know about you from online and reading your blogs, I can already tell that you have the attitude and drive to bounce back in no time. And like you said, you have other projects going for you at the moment so you won’t feel totally unproductive. I’m sure this will inspire many amazing blog posts to come.

    Good luck!

    • It will indeed Michelle – times of change always inspire the best writing, that’s for sure. Never knew what it would feel like to be fired, but now I do – and while I hope it never happens again, I’ve learned a lot from this entire experience. Thanks!

  118. Wow. I’m sorry to hear the news. I’m shocked, but probably not as much as you were! I don’t know what it feels like to be fired, but I do know what it feels like to be unemployed (as it is my current state). But you know, just from what I know about you from online and reading your blogs, I can already tell that you have the attitude and drive to bounce back in no time. And like you said, you have other projects going for you at the moment so you won’t feel totally unproductive. I’m sure this will inspire many amazing blog posts to come.

    Good luck!

    • It will indeed Michelle – times of change always inspire the best writing, that’s for sure. Never knew what it would feel like to be fired, but now I do – and while I hope it never happens again, I’ve learned a lot from this entire experience. Thanks!

  119. Sorry to hear. I was blindsided when I got canned last June, but having a supportive network there for me made the transition into new and better things made all the difference. I know that “You’ll Be Fine!” isn’t really what you want to hear right now, but you will be. It may take time, but keep focused on the goal and remember the reality that smart and talented people like yourself always land on their feet eventually.

    Have patience and hustle like hell. You’ll make it through.

  120. Sorry to hear. I was blindsided when I got canned last June, but having a supportive network there for me made the transition into new and better things made all the difference. I know that “You’ll Be Fine!” isn’t really what you want to hear right now, but you will be. It may take time, but keep focused on the goal and remember the reality that smart and talented people like yourself always land on their feet eventually.

    Have patience and hustle like hell. You’ll make it through.

  121. I’m so sorry to hear this Matt, life sure can pitch some curveballs huh? Welcome to the unemployment club! The good news is that you have an awesome attitude about what’s going to happen next. With that attitude you will go far and while this may not have been the perfect job for you, I’m sure the perfect job will land in your lap VERY soon!! I have to keep this same attitude in my big bad search when I reach CO in a couple days. Best of luck to you!

    • So excited for your big move! Is that this weekend? I won’t even say “good luck” to you because I know you will do amazing/big/awesome things out in Boulder. And once I make it out there, and I will make it out there, you-me-Doni-Cali, the whole crew will have to get together. Safe travels Ash!

  122. I’m so sorry to hear this Matt, life sure can pitch some curveballs huh? Welcome to the unemployment club! The good news is that you have an awesome attitude about what’s going to happen next. With that attitude you will go far and while this may not have been the perfect job for you, I’m sure the perfect job will land in your lap VERY soon!! I have to keep this same attitude in my big bad search when I reach CO in a couple days. Best of luck to you!

    • So excited for your big move! Is that this weekend? I won’t even say “good luck” to you because I know you will do amazing/big/awesome things out in Boulder. And once I make it out there, and I will make it out there, you-me-Doni-Cali, the whole crew will have to get together. Safe travels Ash!

  123. Yikes! Well, I don’t think there’s anything I can say here that hasn’t been said by everyone else, but my two cents, if they mean anything: you’re so positive and driven that I’m certain that you’ll be alright. Though you wear your heart on your sleeve on this blog, I wouldn’t claim to know you too well at all, but I know you’re not a cyberfriend that I’d worry about =) I think, and I’m sure you know, that you’ll be just fine! ^_^ Cheers.

    p.s: are you on Brazen Careerist?

    • Yeah, I am – pretty active on their network. And thanks for your message here Karen, we’ll have to change that cyberfriend status one day soon – I’m sure we’ll have the opportunity to meet face to face sometime soon. Thank you for all your support :)

  124. Yikes! Well, I don’t think there’s anything I can say here that hasn’t been said by everyone else, but my two cents, if they mean anything: you’re so positive and driven that I’m certain that you’ll be alright. Though you wear your heart on your sleeve on this blog, I wouldn’t claim to know you too well at all, but I know you’re not a cyberfriend that I’d worry about =) I think, and I’m sure you know, that you’ll be just fine! ^_^ Cheers.

    p.s: are you on Brazen Careerist?

    • Yeah, I am – pretty active on their network. And thanks for your message here Karen, we’ll have to change that cyberfriend status one day soon – I’m sure we’ll have the opportunity to meet face to face sometime soon. Thank you for all your support :)

  125. Matt,

    I’m sorry to hear that. It’s great how this community has stood with you. I’ve watched from the sidelines most of the time, because I just like reading. Anyway, I’ve watched the participation grow among your readers, and how fired up you’ve become because of it. So just keep in mind what it is you’re passionate about–Then, whether it’s freelancing, blogging, drinking a Fat Tire or a balanced mix of things; you’ll always be better off for it. I’ve been unemployed now for several months and it sucks. But I’ll let 50 Cent tell you, what he told me & hope that you come away just as excited as I was that you lost your job and regained some leverage in “Making It Your Own”:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cent/make-everything-your-own_b_356915.html

    Good luck and keep the good attitude.

  126. Matt,

    I’m sorry to hear that. It’s great how this community has stood with you. I’ve watched from the sidelines most of the time, because I just like reading. Anyway, I’ve watched the participation grow among your readers, and how fired up you’ve become because of it. So just keep in mind what it is you’re passionate about–Then, whether it’s freelancing, blogging, drinking a Fat Tire or a balanced mix of things; you’ll always be better off for it. I’ve been unemployed now for several months and it sucks. But I’ll let 50 Cent tell you, what he told me & hope that you come away just as excited as I was that you lost your job and regained some leverage in “Making It Your Own”:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cent/make-everything-your-own_b_356915.html

    Good luck and keep the good attitude.

  127. Matt,

    WOW! Look at all of these comments and people who support and love you. I’m sorry to hear about what happened. I know that you’ll bounce back, and like you said, everything does happen for a reason. KUDOS to you for writing about this experience so honestly. So turn up the Lady GaGa and be excited for what’s in store for you next!

    Lindsey
    @LindsTR

    • Lady Gaga on full blast, balls to the walls, ready to rock the world. NO regrets Lindsey – you can’t live like that. I gave it my all and it just didn’t work out – I actually consider myself lucky to be free and ready to pursue something MUCH bigger and better.

      Thanks so much for the support Lindsey!

  128. Matt,

    WOW! Look at all of these comments and people who support and love you. I’m sorry to hear about what happened. I know that you’ll bounce back, and like you said, everything does happen for a reason. KUDOS to you for writing about this experience so honestly. So turn up the Lady GaGa and be excited for what’s in store for you next!

    Lindsey
    @LindsTR

    • Lady Gaga on full blast, balls to the walls, ready to rock the world. NO regrets Lindsey – you can’t live like that. I gave it my all and it just didn’t work out – I actually consider myself lucky to be free and ready to pursue something MUCH bigger and better.

      Thanks so much for the support Lindsey!

  129. Okay, I had a long ass post written and my stupid ass commenting system is all jacked up. Not rewriting, let’s chat.

    Main point was: There are too many jobs to spend out life determining what we want to do, I find it easier to discover what I don’t like to do.

    Thanks,
    Shane Mac

    • Right on man (and sorry about the comment deletion, I think my blog might have exploded over the past two days – highest traffic & number of comments ever = information overload). Thanks for the support my friend!

  130. Okay, I had a long ass post written and my stupid ass commenting system is all jacked up. Not rewriting, let’s chat.

    Main point was: There are too many jobs to spend out life determining what we want to do, I find it easier to discover what I don’t like to do.

    Thanks,
    Shane Mac

    • Right on man (and sorry about the comment deletion, I think my blog might have exploded over the past two days – highest traffic & number of comments ever = information overload). Thanks for the support my friend!

  131. Hi Matt:

    I’m sorry to hear about this and you are right, you need to take time to be upset and sort out your emotions. The first time I got laid off was an incredible shock to me. It was a job I really liked. But…based on everything that you’ve shared here…you seem like someone poised and ready to kick some butt! I have a feeling you will look at this, sometime in the future, as a blessing. I wish you success.

    • I think I’m already seeing the situation in a positive light – only 48 hours after it happened – it’s a freeing experience and while financially it kind of sucks, I am lucky enough to have set myself up nicely with my freelance career to be “OK” for a while. I don’t have that eye of desperation to find a job like I did when I first moved to Chicago, and I think that alone will go a long, long way. Thanks for the support Tim!

  132. Hi Matt:

    I’m sorry to hear about this and you are right, you need to take time to be upset and sort out your emotions. The first time I got laid off was an incredible shock to me. It was a job I really liked. But…based on everything that you’ve shared here…you seem like someone poised and ready to kick some butt! I have a feeling you will look at this, sometime in the future, as a blessing. I wish you success.

    • I think I’m already seeing the situation in a positive light – only 48 hours after it happened – it’s a freeing experience and while financially it kind of sucks, I am lucky enough to have set myself up nicely with my freelance career to be “OK” for a while. I don’t have that eye of desperation to find a job like I did when I first moved to Chicago, and I think that alone will go a long, long way. Thanks for the support Tim!

  133. Hey Matt,

    Sorry to hear about your job loss. I’ve only been reading your blog for about a week but I can sense you’ve got a lot going for you. You seem like you’ve got a good head on your shoulders and you know what you want out of life.

    I say, go for your goals and make sure you’re looking out for that next open door. Sometimes, the doors that open aren’t so obvious in the beginning. ;-)

    Good luck!

    Be blessed . . .

  134. Hey Matt,

    Sorry to hear about your job loss. I’ve only been reading your blog for about a week but I can sense you’ve got a lot going for you. You seem like you’ve got a good head on your shoulders and you know what you want out of life.

    I say, go for your goals and make sure you’re looking out for that next open door. Sometimes, the doors that open aren’t so obvious in the beginning. ;-)

    Good luck!

    Be blessed . . .

  135. Wow, Matt:

    So sorry. I know you will make lemonade out of the lemon life just gave you. Look at all these amazing blog friends and how they are here to support you and encourage you. You are truly blessed.

    I really like how the word funemployment – mentioned by Amanda in the earlier comments came up – that is a good one to keep in mind.

    Keep us updated, if there is anything I can do to help, let me know.

  136. Wow, Matt:

    So sorry. I know you will make lemonade out of the lemon life just gave you. Look at all these amazing blog friends and how they are here to support you and encourage you. You are truly blessed.

    I really like how the word funemployment – mentioned by Amanda in the earlier comments came up – that is a good one to keep in mind.

    Keep us updated, if there is anything I can do to help, let me know.

  137. I feel for you, Matt. The last “real” job I had in 2008, I was terminated. Unfairly, I might add. I’m still a bit bitter but it’s given me an opportunity of a lifetime: I get to follow my dreams!

    It’s great to see you pick up and be willing to move forward with your life, too. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with this new-found freedom.

    • Thanks Amanda. The freedom is pretty nice right now, I’ve got to say. Not that I want to “throw the shackles back on” – but I’m excited about my next career opportunity ahead!

  138. I feel for you, Matt. The last “real” job I had in 2008, I was terminated. Unfairly, I might add. I’m still a bit bitter but it’s given me an opportunity of a lifetime: I get to follow my dreams!

    It’s great to see you pick up and be willing to move forward with your life, too. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with this new-found freedom.

    • Thanks Amanda. The freedom is pretty nice right now, I’ve got to say. Not that I want to “throw the shackles back on” – but I’m excited about my next career opportunity ahead!

  139. I was in the same position as you. I took a job out of college because it was the only one offered and it wasn’t for me either, and because of it I didn’t put much effort into it or have a desire to learn. I was fired too out of nowhere and it made me very upset, but I realized I loved the industry. Then I moved cities took a chance on a new job, really enjoyed what I was doing and learned, read, asked questions, and improved my skills, and now after a year and a half I just accepted a new job yesterday at this agency I have had my eye on for months and will be starting in 2 weeks. I am so excited for it too. Sounds like you are in the same position as I was, but even so much more ahead with your skills and experience. You will be fine, sometimes its better to know what you don’t like opposed to what you do like.

    • Right on buddy – and that’s what I preach – that every experience is something to be learned from, even if you don’t “like” it – you can still learn a lot from it, and learn what you don’t like, and what you don’t want with the next job. Congrats on your new gig and thanks for stopping by!

  140. I was in the same position as you. I took a job out of college because it was the only one offered and it wasn’t for me either, and because of it I didn’t put much effort into it or have a desire to learn. I was fired too out of nowhere and it made me very upset, but I realized I loved the industry. Then I moved cities took a chance on a new job, really enjoyed what I was doing and learned, read, asked questions, and improved my skills, and now after a year and a half I just accepted a new job yesterday at this agency I have had my eye on for months and will be starting in 2 weeks. I am so excited for it too. Sounds like you are in the same position as I was, but even so much more ahead with your skills and experience. You will be fine, sometimes its better to know what you don’t like opposed to what you do like.

    • Right on buddy – and that’s what I preach – that every experience is something to be learned from, even if you don’t “like” it – you can still learn a lot from it, and learn what you don’t like, and what you don’t want with the next job. Congrats on your new gig and thanks for stopping by!

  141. That plain sucks. It was about a year ago I was in your same position. I wrote about it here. Maybe it will help you. http://bit.ly/rPyDl

    You already have the right attitude. I immediately immersed myself in networking, social media education and contacted everyone I knew to let them know of my new status. It was an amazingly positive experience.

    I learned so much about myself (and others) during the almost seven months I was out of work. One of the main things is that losing my job in my case was the best thing that ever happened to me. It lead me to a series of events that landed me in a position I am really passionate about.

    Good luck to you and don’t feel guilty if you take a little while to relax. ;-)

    @abarcelos

    • Thanks Anna. Always curious – did “putting yourself out there” as you referenced and as I am have any effect on your job search? I debated whether or not to even write this post but I am also very big on transparency and putting things on the table – it helps me learn and grow and hopefully others do the same.

      Glad I’m not alone here – thanks for coming by!

      • No question, transparency was key. I was honest on-line and off-line about my situation.I wasn’t worried whether or not my previous employer would see what I wrote because, like you, I was very honest. I enjoyed working there but having been let go was the best thing that ever happened to me because the series of events that happened after that would never have come along. Listen to your gut. You’ll always know what to do. I know it may sound scary, but it works.

  142. That plain sucks. It was about a year ago I was in your same position. I wrote about it here. Maybe it will help you. http://bit.ly/rPyDl

    You already have the right attitude. I immediately immersed myself in networking, social media education and contacted everyone I knew to let them know of my new status. It was an amazingly positive experience.

    I learned so much about myself (and others) during the almost seven months I was out of work. One of the main things is that losing my job in my case was the best thing that ever happened to me. It lead me to a series of events that landed me in a position I am really passionate about.

    Good luck to you and don’t feel guilty if you take a little while to relax. ;-)

    @abarcelos

    • Thanks Anna. Always curious – did “putting yourself out there” as you referenced and as I am have any effect on your job search? I debated whether or not to even write this post but I am also very big on transparency and putting things on the table – it helps me learn and grow and hopefully others do the same.

      Glad I’m not alone here – thanks for coming by!

      • No question, transparency was key. I was honest on-line and off-line about my situation.I wasn’t worried whether or not my previous employer would see what I wrote because, like you, I was very honest. I enjoyed working there but having been let go was the best thing that ever happened to me because the series of events that happened after that would never have come along. Listen to your gut. You’ll always know what to do. I know it may sound scary, but it works.

  143. Well, in true Brittney style, I’m late to the party on this one but chin up because you’ve obviously got a good head on your shoulders and the right outlook to take you other places and quick!

  144. Well, in true Brittney style, I’m late to the party on this one but chin up because you’ve obviously got a good head on your shoulders and the right outlook to take you other places and quick!

  145. High my name is Mamie Baker and I am a 20 year old Black Girl from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. I just got fired five weeks ago from my job at Tim Horton’s because I was phoning in sick to often, so I was fired because as they caught me lying as I wasn’t sick. Actually I was to lazy to go to work but that is nothing new for me as I am lazy anyway and have been fired from every job I have had for lying that I was sick.

  146. High my name is Mamie Baker and I am a 20 year old Black Girl from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. I just got fired five weeks ago from my job at Tim Horton’s because I was phoning in sick to often, so I was fired because as they caught me lying as I wasn’t sick. Actually I was to lazy to go to work but that is nothing new for me as I am lazy anyway and have been fired from every job I have had for lying that I was sick.

  147. Matt, the best career move I ever made was getting laid off from my last job. It led to the best job I’ve ever had (for the last six years) at my current company, which I’ll soon be leaving to start my own business.

    I know you’ll be fine, and so do you. :)

    Nate

  148. Matt, the best career move I ever made was getting laid off from my last job. It led to the best job I’ve ever had (for the last six years) at my current company, which I’ll soon be leaving to start my own business.

    I know you’ll be fine, and so do you. :)

    Nate

  149. Matt, I just saw this post in my inbox. I’ve been laid off 3 times (the nice way of saying “fired”) twice during the dot com meltdown. The first time I had made it through 3 other rounds of layoffs and thought I was safe for sure – so yes, a shock I didn’t see coming. The 2nd time, when I got the job they said “don’t worry, we have no where to go but up” and 6 months later they were down 20% so as last in I was first out. Both times I was angry until about the 2nd hour of the next morning (both times I said I needed the next day off even though they wanted me there for 2 more weeks) when it occured to me I hated the 9to5 grind (more like 8to7) and started immediately planning LONG trips. Asia one trip, Australia/New Zealand the next. Getting laid off is definitely an opportunity in disguise. Not only did I travel both times, but after the last one I took extra time to study and switch careers to what I do now. Now no one can fire me but me. Of course you need to make ends meet – but that’s a learning experience in and of itself… and great blogging fodder :)

    • No one can fire me but me. That’s exactly where I want to be – I know that sort of thing doesn’t happen overnight, but in everything I do, that’s what I’m working toward one day. In the meantime, I don’t mind landing a great “9-5″ job that will give me great experience. There’s something to be said about a GOOD office environment and the positive collaboration it can bring.

      Nothing but good things ahead, there’s VERY LITTLE negative energy in my mind right now, I’m poised and ready for the future.

      Thanks for stopping by Rob, look forward to working together!

  150. Matt, I just saw this post in my inbox. I’ve been laid off 3 times (the nice way of saying “fired”) twice during the dot com meltdown. The first time I had made it through 3 other rounds of layoffs and thought I was safe for sure – so yes, a shock I didn’t see coming. The 2nd time, when I got the job they said “don’t worry, we have no where to go but up” and 6 months later they were down 20% so as last in I was first out. Both times I was angry until about the 2nd hour of the next morning (both times I said I needed the next day off even though they wanted me there for 2 more weeks) when it occured to me I hated the 9to5 grind (more like 8to7) and started immediately planning LONG trips. Asia one trip, Australia/New Zealand the next. Getting laid off is definitely an opportunity in disguise. Not only did I travel both times, but after the last one I took extra time to study and switch careers to what I do now. Now no one can fire me but me. Of course you need to make ends meet – but that’s a learning experience in and of itself… and great blogging fodder :)

    • No one can fire me but me. That’s exactly where I want to be – I know that sort of thing doesn’t happen overnight, but in everything I do, that’s what I’m working toward one day. In the meantime, I don’t mind landing a great “9-5″ job that will give me great experience. There’s something to be said about a GOOD office environment and the positive collaboration it can bring.

      Nothing but good things ahead, there’s VERY LITTLE negative energy in my mind right now, I’m poised and ready for the future.

      Thanks for stopping by Rob, look forward to working together!

  151. Ok, I’m a little behind on the blog-reading and I didn’t realize you’d been laid off until I ran into Cali for coffee yesterday. I’m SO sorry to hear this, but Matt? I have absolutely ZERO doubt that you’re going to take this opportunity and completely blow it out of the water. Let’s definitely talk next week? Perhaps Monday… because Tuesday my life gets even a little busier :)

    • Hey D. Thanks for the kind words. At this point I’m in the “it feels weird to not have a job to wake up for in the morning” – luckily I have a LOT of freelance work to keep me very busy and financially secure over the next several months – I’m not desperate, which is a very good thing and a nice place to be in. If nothing else, this has proven that even when you do your “best”, you never know when something like this will happen to you.

      Yes, let’s chat ASAP – what makes life get busier on Tuesday? (I’m totally out of the loop)

  152. Ok, I’m a little behind on the blog-reading and I didn’t realize you’d been laid off until I ran into Cali for coffee yesterday. I’m SO sorry to hear this, but Matt? I have absolutely ZERO doubt that you’re going to take this opportunity and completely blow it out of the water. Let’s definitely talk next week? Perhaps Monday… because Tuesday my life gets even a little busier :)

    • Hey D. Thanks for the kind words. At this point I’m in the “it feels weird to not have a job to wake up for in the morning” – luckily I have a LOT of freelance work to keep me very busy and financially secure over the next several months – I’m not desperate, which is a very good thing and a nice place to be in. If nothing else, this has proven that even when you do your “best”, you never know when something like this will happen to you.

      Yes, let’s chat ASAP – what makes life get busier on Tuesday? (I’m totally out of the loop)

  153. Sorry to hear about this; sounds like 10 pounds of suck in a 5 pound bag. But only Matt Chevy would immediately collect himself and write a post about it, highlighting what he’s already learned. Kudos.

    That said, I don’t know if you noticed, but this post has 191 (192 after I post this). I’ve met dozens of really great bloggers through you and this site. You are a networking machine. You’ve built a huge, supportive, and kick ass community of really, really smart people. My point being that a temporary lack of employment is just a bump in the road, and that you’ve got the top talent that someone is looking to hire.

    Also, Lady Gaga FTW! She’s got her “Haus of Gaga,” which is her production team, design team, closest friends and support. You’ve got the Haus of No Pants.

    • Haha, “Haus of No Pants” – I’ll take it. Thanks for the support my friend. It’s a blessing, to be honest, even if it does mean being a little more conscious with the spending. I’m pumped to get out there and get involved with new and exciting opportunities. Cheers my friend!

  154. Sorry to hear about this; sounds like 10 pounds of suck in a 5 pound bag. But only Matt Chevy would immediately collect himself and write a post about it, highlighting what he’s already learned. Kudos.

    That said, I don’t know if you noticed, but this post has 191 (192 after I post this). I’ve met dozens of really great bloggers through you and this site. You are a networking machine. You’ve built a huge, supportive, and kick ass community of really, really smart people. My point being that a temporary lack of employment is just a bump in the road, and that you’ve got the top talent that someone is looking to hire.

    Also, Lady Gaga FTW! She’s got her “Haus of Gaga,” which is her production team, design team, closest friends and support. You’ve got the Haus of No Pants.

    • Haha, “Haus of No Pants” – I’ll take it. Thanks for the support my friend. It’s a blessing, to be honest, even if it does mean being a little more conscious with the spending. I’m pumped to get out there and get involved with new and exciting opportunities. Cheers my friend!

  155. Okay so firstly apologies for getting to this SUPER late, but I was out of the country until this weekend! REALLY sorry to hear about this – my dad just got laid off before Christmas, and my own term position is coming to an end in March so I may very well be joining you in the ranks shortly – it’s a scary situation, an upsetting one, but you’ve hit the nail on the head – everything DOES happen for a reason, and looking back over troublesome and difficult, scary periods in my past, they’ve always led me to something better, and I have no doubt this will for you too. Best of luck my friend.

  156. Okay so firstly apologies for getting to this SUPER late, but I was out of the country until this weekend! REALLY sorry to hear about this – my dad just got laid off before Christmas, and my own term position is coming to an end in March so I may very well be joining you in the ranks shortly – it’s a scary situation, an upsetting one, but you’ve hit the nail on the head – everything DOES happen for a reason, and looking back over troublesome and difficult, scary periods in my past, they’ve always led me to something better, and I have no doubt this will for you too. Best of luck my friend.

  157. Hey Matt, that’s a harsh story to hear, but your attitude is great! I am sure you will be able to cope with it just fine – and find yourself soon enough in a better place, happier than before. Be it as a freelancer or as an employee in another company, there certainly always will be work for a person like you! For now, enjoy coffee, blueberry scone, Lady Gaga, etc.!!

  158. Hey Matt, that’s a harsh story to hear, but your attitude is great! I am sure you will be able to cope with it just fine – and find yourself soon enough in a better place, happier than before. Be it as a freelancer or as an employee in another company, there certainly always will be work for a person like you! For now, enjoy coffee, blueberry scone, Lady Gaga, etc.!!

  159. Matt,

    Sorry this is really late – I’ve been caught in a haze and just read the latest Pantless Wisdom edition and trekked back to LWP and see what the hell happened?!

    You are such an inspiration! Truly. My husband is venturing out on his own too and now it’s all or nothing. It is the most exhilarating experience he’s had and nothing can compare to being in charge of where your ship is heading. Same strategy; we went and decked out a fully functioning home office for him to get started :-)

    Your resilience and mental toughness is admirable and sharing your story with others will inspire many I’m sure. Great things are within your reach and you’re well on your way to realize them.

    Wishing you all the very best, as always! Thanks for allowing us to be part of your journey :D

  160. Matt,

    Sorry this is really late – I’ve been caught in a haze and just read the latest Pantless Wisdom edition and trekked back to LWP and see what the hell happened?!

    You are such an inspiration! Truly. My husband is venturing out on his own too and now it’s all or nothing. It is the most exhilarating experience he’s had and nothing can compare to being in charge of where your ship is heading. Same strategy; we went and decked out a fully functioning home office for him to get started :-)

    Your resilience and mental toughness is admirable and sharing your story with others will inspire many I’m sure. Great things are within your reach and you’re well on your way to realize them.

    Wishing you all the very best, as always! Thanks for allowing us to be part of your journey :D

  161. Who are these boneheads up in North Shore? I almost invented a position to get someone with your talents!! You WILL land on your feet, whether you do your own thing, or finding a better sitch….

    Later man, call me if you need anything…

    -A

  162. Who are these boneheads up in North Shore? I almost invented a position to get someone with your talents!! You WILL land on your feet, whether you do your own thing, or finding a better sitch….

    Later man, call me if you need anything…

    -A

    • Haha…you almost did – man that seems like forever ago. I’d still very much be interested in working together if there are some ways we can collaborate. Love what you guys do with IDesign. Let me know.

  163. Haha…you almost did – man that seems like forever ago. I’d still very much be interested in working together if there are some ways we can collaborate. Love what you guys do with IDesign. Let me know.

  164. I’m getting diabetes from reading all this. Allow me to add a sprinkle of negativity.

    Typo 1: “So is life.” Not a saying. Close, but no.

    Typo 2: “Shocked, upset, frustrated – but also relieved, optimistic, and excited about what the future may WILL bring.” No.

    Typo 3: “I hold no grudges, and at this point can only look upward and onward.” Again, very close to an actual expression.

    There are small punctuation errors as well, but I don’t want to get anal about this, know what I mean?

    Side note: Leader in the clubhouse for Most Comments In This Article is Matt Cheuvront with 96. That’s not a typo.

    Sorry about your life.

    • Winner for the must constructive comment goes to…Armond!

      Changed the such is life expression – and the typo you pointed out. Appreciate the heads up there. How much do the typo police get paid these days?

      Also – to your point about the number of comments – I always have and always will reply to most, if not every comment. It’s part of what I do – not to mention, I think it’s silly to ignore someone who comes by and takes the time to say something here. Which is why, yes, even with you, I’m taking the time to respond.

      Make that 97 – for those of you keeping track.

  165. I’m getting diabetes from reading all this. Allow me to add a sprinkle of negativity.

    Typo 1: “So is life.” Not a saying. Close, but no.

    Typo 2: “Shocked, upset, frustrated – but also relieved, optimistic, and excited about what the future may WILL bring.” No.

    Typo 3: “I hold no grudges, and at this point can only look upward and onward.” Again, very close to an actual expression.

    There are small punctuation errors as well, but I don’t want to get anal about this, know what I mean?

    Side note: Leader in the clubhouse for Most Comments In This Article is Matt Cheuvront with 96. That’s not a typo.

    Sorry about your life.

    • Winner for the must constructive comment goes to…Armond!

      Changed the such is life expression – and the typo you pointed out. Appreciate the heads up there. How much do the typo police get paid these days?

      Also – to your point about the number of comments – I always have and always will reply to most, if not every comment. It’s part of what I do – not to mention, I think it’s silly to ignore someone who comes by and takes the time to say something here. Which is why, yes, even with you, I’m taking the time to respond.

      Make that 97 – for those of you keeping track.

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  168. I once was fired from a job I was volunteering for. I know , sounds like the movie Friday “How you goin' get fired, while working for free?” It was a small television station, I just graduated from undergrad, and I was trying to build my resume tape. Everyday I showed up on time, ready to learn, and ready to try things hands on. Well the boss thought I was trying to take his job. He wouldn't show me anything, he didn't help me learn, and gave advice that sounded more like I wasn't going to make it in the industry being who I was. So I took it upon myself to learn from the sports reporter and the camera man. The only ones that was williing to help. I was doing well with that but then the boss got mad and accused me of “hanging out” with the sports reporter and lazing around. After I assured him that he was sadly mistaken if he thought I would wake up 8am to go “hang out” with anyone, let alone not get paid for it, he fired me. I talked back to him and apparently you can't have conversations with adults. I was pissed! But then I calmed down and decided that that was the first lesson I learned while working in the industry…these people are crazy as hell! But I moved on from that and later (and only later) was I glad that I had worked there for a short time and learned a few things about tv production. Thanks for the blog!

  169. I just stumbled upon your post. I just went through this myself a few weeks ago. I too lacked passion for my job, and had dreamed about starting my own online marketing business. So, even though it felt like a slap in the face to be canned, I was also happy. Now I am working hard to try to put my dream into action, and isn’t that the purpose of life – to find something you’re passionate about and to pursue it?! I wish you all the best with your new endeavor – PROOF.

  170. I don’t know u from Adam. But I was fired yesterday from my family’s corporately run store. Taken by surprise and blindsided. I too am shocked and angry!

  171. Hi Matt – Sorry to hear about your episode. I think life tends to push you towards what you really want to do, so don’t fret, especially if you’re on the younger side of life.

    The economy is picking up steam and there definitely seems to be A LOT more opportunities in the job market now. Hang tough! You may even want to join the Yakezie Network as a lifestyle blogger and make an extra penny a month. Now that would be truly life changing! :)

  172. Helllo all. I was “laid off” (actually I was fired based on trumped up charges) on St. Patrick’s day, March 17, 2011. First, I am 50 years old this May 17. I was called into a yearly review meeting and greeted with “today is your last day at (company)”. I froze. All that is within me went literally solid. I was a cube of granite sitting in a conference room where I had shared my opinions and view for over 6 years – and being lauded for them -u00a0 and here I sat. I could not/ would not speak. I was in shock and mortally upset to say the least.nnWhat have I learned? Well, coincidentally, our lease was up in a month from my getting ‘let go’. Who is going to rent to someone who is unemployed??u00a0 The situation was grim. On the drive out I realized I left a bag of personal stuff behind. I turned around and had to go back. Like returning to a battlefield from which you have been exonerated, I did so. I walked back into the building, to my desk, retrieved my belongings and left – for a second time. nnI have learned – so far – that nothing is a guarantee. Nothing is definitive. Nothing is for sure. In 2010 my wife and I lost our home to a short sale because of the housing crisis. After 15 years of being home owners, we became renters once again. Now this. Did I say I am 50? Did I say I am scared? Did I say I feel like I have failed time and time again in my life?nnI have learned that only what is inside you – whatever it is – is what makes you. This is where you live or die. Like Matt, you have to continue. Though I have not been able to continue my routine (though I must confess, waking up to no clock in the arms of the one person I love dearly has been incredible), we are in the process as I write this of moving to a whole new place, even a new lifestyle and I am set and excited about the hunt for a new job. It will work. I have faith – in what is my business, but I have it and it has only been strengthened. nnThank you, Matt, for this outlet. If this is posted, and I can read it, I will have made yet another step forward in recovery.nnTo all who suffer the same plight – hang in there!!nn-ol’ man ken….

  173. Hey dude………..its i think 1 year 8 months later. i too face the same situation. woke up early, went to work, did my job and suddenly asked by my manager to quit. i am still shocked how things happened so quickly

  174. Was feeling sad, upset, broken, dejected, thrown away like wasted paper. u00a0But as you u00a0said: “It’s the battle that has been lost, and not the war”. u00a0And it’s just today. Tomorrow is still to come, breaking into a new dawn and new possiblilities to turn over a new leaf!!!!u00a0nnThanks for cheering up!!!

  175. I just got layed off…fired…pretty much one in the same and it does suck ass. I’m 28yrs old with a BA degree and no job opportunities available. I apply each week (it’s been 6 wks now) for all kinds of positions. Ones that I wouldn’t even consider are now a very real possibility for me and yet I still only receive rejection. I was like you and for the first 2 wks I was upbeat and my boyfriend referred to be as a “Stepford Wife” but now I really just don’t care anymore. I have never been let go from any job and was told that I was fired….or layed off due to budget as a state employee, which took a horrible blow to my ego. I hated my job and my co-workers treated the public like they were beneath them so I had been wanting out for sometime, but being one of the many on unemployment now just makes me feel like the college degree that I’m still paying off was a huge waste of time. Like you, I just needed to vent and maybe I will see the bright side soon enough but right now it feels like a big black hole.

  176. You are not alone!  I am so sorry to hear another person has been treated as though they are expendable.  I just lost my job Friday, I am still in such dis-belief that I go from crying, to this is a good thing, to what do I do now!  So this story touches me and in a way that words cannot even begin to explain.  I know that this opens the doors to anything I may want to do but what do I want?  I always wanted to do something, anything that helped other but how do you do that and still feed yourself?  Guess I am on that journey and I thank you for making realize I am not alone.

  177. Matt, It has been 4 days since I was fired. Today I was feeling like crap, I sat down and typed “how can I be happy today after I was fried from my job?” and your blog popped up! I am so glad it did. I read it and some of your post. I know it sounds strange but I was excited that I was not alone. I feel the very same way right now. I am excited about the new days ahead, but I am trying to find a way to deal with the days of my past. My stuff from work are still in my trunk. I have no idea how to unload it without crying. Until then. I have been out with good friends, learning who my real friends are and deciding what my next adventure will be. Thanks for your blog. It was a great help!

  178. Hey Matt, just about a half hour ago, I got fired from my part time job. I have never been fired before and, like you said, it’s a weird feeling. I honestly thought I was doing a good job. I never expected that my boss would call me up to fire me. It was a really painful, frustrating, unjust, and unexpected blow, but instead of depressing myself, I’m going to look on the positive side. At least now I can learn from my mistakes and make sure I don’t repeat them for next time.
    But when I came home, I felt really horrible and I was googling “fired from part time job” and stumbled onto your blog. I read it and it made me feel a lot, lot, LOT better. Honestly. I’m currently crying while writing this comment, but I guess it’s just a way for me to get rid of this frustration. At least I know I’m not alone and that I’m not the only person who believes that everything, including this experience, happens for a reason. I know you wrote this post 2 years ago, but it still encouraged me all the same. I’ll get through this somehow. It’s going to make me stronger for sure. Thank you and I’ll be reading your blog from now on.
    Keep on writing,
    nadime:) 

  179. It happened to me too..And hearing your story tonight has just inspired me to get on with life.. Sometimes its funny that people say “Don’t mistake us, we all love you but can’t keep you” . I can never understand that one. Nevertheless, thanks so much for writing this down!

  180. I was fired early this morning and after reading this I suddenly gain a bit of confidence and maybe everything does happen for a reason.

  181. About to get fired also. Why am I scared? I have a 3 year old daughter with Leukemia and a home that she needs for stability. Been applying for several jobs without a response. Have a bachelors degree but apparently it’s useless. Kind of feel like offing myself. Anyone know of a quick and painless way?

  182. I actually just quit my job with the government to become a fulltime student. I have two children and bills, but i figured that living mediocre had become redundant for me. I was not gonna advance in the position that I had. I am 36 years old, and feel like I am not living up to my potential. I have money to last about six months, so I need to find a plan B. I use to be a fitness trainer years ago, so I may do that as an income supplement. I am finishing my degree in public management. I also need this time to do some soul searching, because I don’t wanna live a life of mediocrity anymore.

  183. Being fired for no reason is awful but it helps to know
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    He was a HITLER…sometimes God knows best.

  184. I just got fired. Well, “going” to get fired. Stupid, I was late several times, big deal! I put good work into this greedy fucked up company. Had to sweep up the shit just how several of my co-workers did. The ones in charge, sit back and make calls all day. Good money was paid, don’t get me wrong. But I deserve way more credit than what I’ve gotten from those leech biting, cocktail pricks. Fuck you POM!

  185. I lost my job today so I know, big dreams now for the new year. Just not being able to finish my degree and then go into full time education has been hard.

    Loved reading your blog could relate to it :)

  186. I am….seriously thankful that you wrote this. I got terminated from my temporary position at Barnes and Noble. When I got the position last November I was ecstatic ! I love books! I’ll definitely prove my worth! Then today’s shift rolls over and I’m sitting in a chair talking to the big boss hearing the words that absolutely shatter my heart. I was shocked…I honestly thought I was in the running…then I heard words like “felt like you didn’t want to be there” and “you looked tired” It hurt. It’d be too much to explain but, I held onto myself as I left the building until the very moment I got home lol I just cried. Big baby style. This kind of lightens my heart though. I am a little excited to see what else is out there ya know? Discover! Hopefully you’re in the running towards a new top position lol well us both. Thanks again :) I really mean it -

  187. I quit my first job today Thursday 17th Jan 2013 , I looked at my wrist watch when I was about to sign the resignation letter it was 06.05 pm, I had a choice either to join another team or to resign. I had quite decent salary but I was not doing the work I have passion for. When I came out of office I saw flock of birds flying gracefully in the sky. I was very happy to see this sight, I thought I was one of them.

    Yes I am depressed right now but I am happy too, learned a lot from my previous company. Did lots of mistakes there, will do lots in the future, but will never repeat the same mistake again.

    Thank you Matt for this blog it and guys and guys who commented here. You are awesome.

    • Posting this too late and laughing away what I wrote that day on this blog, because I got a job November of 2013, oh my God what a piece. Time was jaw breaking it put me on my knees damn! i
      I came up with an awesome idea that prevented me from falling more in to the darkness. I got my visiting card printed which said “Job seeker” on the top of it also explaining my profile details and contact information, and every day after hours of preparation, I used to go out in front of software companies – MNCs and small and distributed these cards to as many as possible, and what happened was magical, my inbox flooded with emails for jobs, this way I grew my contacts too right from freshers to CEOs, yes I gave my cards to few CEOs. Thanks.

  188. I am so grateful to find this post – mostly because it’s given me comfort that I am not alone! I also lost/resigned (mutual agreement between me and my boss) on Thursday after only a short 3 months! I left a great paying job which didn’t do anything for my soul to do a job that I ‘thought’ would fulfill me. In a very short time my gut told me otherwise and I knew the writing would be on the wall but I hung in there until things came to a head.

    Whilst I had a part in the decision to leave, it still sucks and was made to feel that it was more me than them (not true) and I am devastated :( The role was not what I was led to believe it was and the lovely boss who interviewed me turned into a nightmare manager to work under who was never going to change (and neither would I).

    The worst part for me is pride – so many people were behind me, gunning for my move towards following my heart – and now it’s over before it began! How do you face everyone once that happens? It feels so shameful.

    I guess I need those few days to ‘grieve’. To pick myself up again and see it I did all I could without compromising who I am and get ready for the next move in my life.

    The best piece of advice i’ve ever been given about life is that no matter what happens (good or bad) it’s ‘ON the way, not IN the way’.

  189. I lost my job December 3rd 2012 after 14 years with a company. The company was sold November 1 and the owner advised me that he negotiated me a position. I was so relieved and thankful. 30 daysclater i was released saying my job was redundant. Two days after that i lost my sister to cancer and my while world just fell apart! My termination pay has now run out and i dont know what to do! I havent found a job and my husbands pay cant cover all the bills. I feel lost. No one knows how i feel im a good actress i just let everyone think i am doing fine but i just want to roll into a ball and do nothing. I dont wNt to see people. I had one amazing interview but nothing came out of it! Not sure what my next step
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    • Wow the only thing I can say is that you must get out of the dooldrums or you will never find another job. I know it is easier said than done but you have no choice. For the past week or so I wake up every morning without showering put on the same old jeans and try to keep myself from falling into deep depression. Sometimes a couple+ of glasses of wine helps. I know I can’t keep going like this however or I will just wither away. a All seems dark right now and I see no way out. I think I may have 3 months of savings before I am completely broke and living from Unemployment pay-check to pay-check. After that who knows.

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  192. Thanks dude! Enjoyable read. I just got let go (for the THIRD time in a row actually) this past Friday and I too had really mixed emotions. The first time I was let go it was a total shock and devastating because I had finally gotten a job eight months after graduating college. The second time I kinda knew it was coming but of course it was depressing to be let go a second time. Then this time it’s weird…it’s almost like I’m used to it by now, but I really thought this job was gonna be the one that stuck. Why did I get let go three times? Because my Asperger’s tendencies like having trouble following verbal directions and not knowing what’s appropriate get in the way. But I know there’s a bright future. I too firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and that there is a God who knows me personally and opens the right doors for me. That’s what life is all about right? Seeing the positive and getting back up when we fall. Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you.

  193. I can so relate with you. I was laid off in 2009 and also felt a little okay at that moment. I couldn’t cry right then because I think I was too mad. I worked there for 13 years and had no idea what I was in for. I thought I was going to be okay but in the last almost 4 years already, wow, I am still totally heartbroken. That was the longest I have ever worked anywhere and I guess I got too comfortable and never thought I would ever have to look for a job again. I was also “broken”, as you said, and I still am. My entire outlook on life and my spirit is shattered! I’m having a hard time finding a job and when I open my eyes each morning, I don’t even want to get out of bed, because if I do, I will have to face reality and I am so sad everyday …. sometimes I just want to give up. I’m in my early 50’s and never expected life to be so hard at this age. Looking for work in my 20′ & 30’s was a breeze. I once had 3 jobs in 1 day to choose from … this recession, or whatever it is, really sucks ! It feels good to know that I am not the only one … but I’m definitely less confident than you are. If anyone is listening …. Thanks !

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  197. Losing a job is always painful. Just like you just when I thought things were getting stable at the company where I worked, they pulled the rug from under my feet. In aw ay it was sort of a relief and to tell you the truth if it wasn’t for the money I would be sort of glad I got canned. However at my age 55, it’s going to be very difficult for me finding a job. So far I have sent out about 30 resumes and not one single call. One recruiter who found my posted resume said he would present it to his client but I never heard back from him and it’s been about 2 weeks. What really stings is that my work was excellent and I outperformed the rest of my teammates on a weakly basis however the decided to go by some personality issues that were not related to the job, such as not being friendly enough.

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  198. I got fired a month ago. Out of nowhere. Was I happy there…no…but I was pissed cause it was their decision and not mine. Rejection. It sucks. I am getting married in a month – thought this was the worst timing ever, but it may have been the best. Now I can concentrate on me and my big day.

    Went for a interview for a company that I dreamed of working at – wasn’t picked but it wasn’t the job for me. The job hunt sucks – found another position which I will apply for – praying for the opportunity to get it.

    This made me happy to read and 4 weeks after getting canned I realized I am now happy whereas I wasn’t before. This is a fresh start. Positive thoughts that I get the next job I apply for.

    Thanks for lifting my spirits.

    Cheers,

    Jessica

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  200. It is 3 years later and this “little” post is still having impact. It is surprising to be fired and hard not to take it personally. What a blessing you have been to others for sharing a painful time. I don’t know if I am that brave.

  201. Hi,

    Nice to see this blog. I lost my job today :(:( and the hardest part is i have car loan and a home loan and the add on part is I am married. :( No idea what to do where to go. My boss is one asshole. He was fooling my client from past a month I was noticing it and one day i just objected for it and he warned that he will fire me if I tell this to my client. I showed him the middle finger and resigned. I was happy to leave but now i am totally in trouble. nothing in my hand but hundreds of debts. :(:(

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    • Sorry to hear that Jiv. The hardest part about resigning is that you can’t file for unemployment. Getting fired will also prevent you from receiving Unemployment but not only that then you have to explain to next employer what happened on the last job. I recently got fired by a SOB boss, so Unemployment denied my benefits for 10 weeks ! In my state you can still get UI benefits even if you got fired but the reason cannot be misconduct or gross misconduct. Still I had to go 2 months without any money coming in, pay the rent/bills, buy food etc.. I managed to survive by selling some of my photography equipment which took me years to acquire. That really hurt ! I also got some help from the Local Human Services office. They paid about 1/3 of my rent for 2 months plus I got a $200 monthly food allowance(food stamps). This was really embarrassing for me since I have never done that before in my life, but hey it’s better than starving to death. I’m still on edge most of the time because looking for a job is like a roller coaster ride. One day everything seems like it is going to turn around, but the next day the phone does not ring. It can be extremely frustrating and depressing, but you can’t let it get to you otherwise it’s all over ! I would take some time to relax, or blow off some steam, then start looking for another job like there is no tomorrow. Good luck and keep in touch !

  202. Thanks Ziggy,

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  210. Nothing sucks more than getting “let go” the day after your birthday for no other reason than the fact my boss wanting to hire his old friend and had to make a cut. Me.

  211. First of all i want to thank kristina for the post she made on how Dr Adams helped her in bringing back her lover before christmas. At first when i saw the posting i was so happy and in the other hand so scared,That this might not be real, Then i decided to give it a try in which i contacted Dr Adams and told him how my lover left me for another lady for the past 3years and i have been lonely and depressed without him,So i told him if he has helped anyone called kristina and he said yes, that was the lady he helped in bringing back her lover before christmas. I said good and i told him that if he can help me in bringing back my own lover,He laughed and said once i have contacted him that my problem will be solved. He said that my lover will be back to me within 24hours and do an unexpected thing for me. i said really, Truly when the 24hours was completed i got a text from someone saying am sorry then i decided to call the number i saw it was my lover smith voice. I was so happy he was begging me on phone, That he is ready to do anything that will make me happy in life,So i told him to come over which he did,As he was coming he came with a brand new Car as gift i was so happy and made me had access to his account to prove to me that he is not going to leave me for another lady,Am so happy today and am also thanking kristina for posting this early. Dr Adams you are truly a man of your word. He can also solve any kind of problems in this world. Friends you can contact Dr Adams on his private Email dradamsjohnsoncentre12@gmail . com

  212. Just read through some of the posts here. I was let go Monday from a job I thought I was a dead ringer for. I was told multiple times that I was going to be hired on at the end of the year. Then it was moved to February. I should have known then there was a problem meeting salary requirements etc but I stayed hopeful. Contracting can suck sometimes, this was a contract to hire. This job was with a company i wanted to return to and succeed.
    I think the hardest thing is getting up in the morning with nowhere to really go. I am 39. This is not my first time dealing with this and I am determined it will be different. It is really hard to stay motivated when everything seems uncertain.
    The biggest thing that keeps me going is that I honestly have to admit that I was unhappy. I did everything I was asked to do at this job because I felt like I needed this to build retirement again, and be stable over the long haul. The funny thing is that I want to be a Mental Health Counselor not a banker. The money is great in banking do not get me wrong. I have an MBA so it just seems like the right way to go. The fact that I was trading my time, doing something I was relatively unhappy doing, for actually listening to my inner self an enrolling back in school to do what I want to really do makes me a bit sad. I do feel good that I did what I had to do to take care of bills/business etc. I think over the past 6-7 years I lost myself somehow. I don’t even feel like the same person. I feel like I changed and did what others want me to do and now the price of that was levied upside my head on Monday. Where am I, and where is the drive that used to be there? Where is that guy everyone loved to be around? Lost??? I used to be full of hope and had passion. A couple times being laid on your ass from jobs I think may have been punishment for me not being myself or taking jobs because I felt like I had to, and the money.
    I think the key to this is to realize and sort out what happened from an internal perspective, not try to figure out why from their perspective (work). Then go hit the gym, use the time to connect back with the people I felt I lost in the process, kick bad habits as I do not have the excuse of work stress and being responsible to use, and just focus on returning to me. I think I just stopped liking me, or it could just be shitty luck and I need to dial up one of these “spell” casters to get an assist on that ;-). Whatever it is, I need to do something. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?

  213. I started my first 4 jobs & all got let go. I was in shock every single time! It must be a bad spell or what.. Third time’s a charm but, not in my case. But, as you know it gets old after a while. My first two jobs were just testing the water no experience, I have no glue what it’s like to work for someone. I was a staying home Mom for at least 8 years and yes, what a good old days, enjoy my kids, family peaceful, happy, no stress at least for me anyway… Back to my story… I can only speculate as what led to the “termination ” could be ” personality or jealousy” I considered myself smart, fit, friendly, hard work, easy going and always show initiative, as the matter of fact I often received compliments from my bosses unfortunately all it takes is 1 boss or manager dislike me for whatever reasons could be chemistry clash or not kiss up enough who knows, but that was all it takes “all hell broke loose” . I fell my job performance was excellent, always go extra miles to help out, of course no body perfect, minor mistakes just like everyone else, but because I was the target that make me the first one to go. I thought I really love my last job even I was willingly to put up with all the bullshit due to “poor management” and just focus doing my job and because my paid was pretty decent once again “money talk”. My experience exact the same with most people who share their stories and pain, the emotion roller coaster ride in today working world seems rootless if you ask me. Matt had share his experiences and talk about the outcome at the end.. It’s all making sense to me. MATT ! Thank you so much for started it and sharing your story, you give us hope, comfort and that we are not alone, life is too short to feel the way we feel and Matt, well said about how everything happens for a reason I truly believe that because I have been there and done it. I also want to thank you from my bottom of my heart to those brave enough to share their stories too and I wish everyone Peace, speed of Recovery and keep your head held high!

  214. ,coming home late and not spending time with me any more.So i became very sad and lost in life because my doctor told me there is no way for me to get pregnant this really make life so hard for me and my family.my sister in law told me about Prophet Robson from the Internet,how he has helped people with this similar problem that i am going through so i contacted him and explain to him.he cast a spell and it was a miracle three days later my husband can back to apologize for all he has done and told me he is fully ready to support me in any thing i want,few month later i got pregnant and gave birth to twins (girls) we are happy with ourselves. Thanks to Prophet Robson for saving my relationship and for also saving others too. continue your good work, If you are interested to contact him and testify this blessings like me, the great spell caster .If you need his help you can contact him via his email: prophetrobsontemple@yahoo.com

  215. Hi Jbone , sorry to hear what you are going through. I found a website called ” 13 things mentally strong people don’t do” check out and you too can become more mentally strong. Good luck and speed of recovery

  216. Hi Jbone , sorry to hear what you are going through. I found a website called ” 13 things mentally strong people don’t do” by Amy Morin Lcsw please check it out and you too can become more mentally strong. Im still read it almost every day just to keep me in focus. Good luck and speed of recovery

  217. Hi Jbone , sorry to hear what you are going through. I hope you are getting better. I found a website called ” 13 things mentally strong people don’t do” by Amy Morin Lcsw please check it out and you too can become more mentally strong. Im still read it almost every day just to keep me in focus. Good luck and speed of recovery

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