#879: “I want to hang out with my cool former coworkers but NOT my toxic manager:” On bouncing back after leaving a terrible job.

Dear Captain Awkward, I was just fired after less than a year at a toxic job. I was vomiting from anxiety on a semi-regular basis... it was awful. My team and peers were amazing, but my relationship with my manager was terrible. After months trying to fix it, I began seeing a new psychiatrist and … Continue reading #879: “I want to hang out with my cool former coworkers but NOT my toxic manager:” On bouncing back after leaving a terrible job.

Reader Question #26: How do I bounce back after being fired?

Oh Captain, My Captain, How do you handle being fired and the aftermath of said sacking? I'm not talking about a blameless "strategic redirection" layoff, where the grounds were purely organizational and budgetary, but a full-blown, "We know you did the best you knew how to do, but this clearly isn't working out" firing. Nobody … Continue reading Reader Question #26: How do I bounce back after being fired?