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Fired? Take it as being re-fired in the kiln of life

Instead of being devastated, see it as an opportunity to be re-fired; believe that good can come out of any bad situation

When I read in a news report about a young man arrested for allegedly murdering his boss after he was fired a second time from his job last month, I shuddered at the thought that there, but for the grace of God, go I.

I too was fired - and I was fired on the spot. It was 20 years ago and I was in the prime of my chosen vocation in the not-for-profit sector. I was 51.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'Fired? Take it as being re-fired in the kiln of life '. Print Edition | Subscribe