A quick recovery after retrenchment shock

Gaining financial independence helped me get over my job loss and preserve my mental well-being.

The writer and her husband on holiday in Jeju, South Korea, in 2019, two weeks after she received her retrenchment letter. PHOTO: COURTESY OF LOH SHURN LIN
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My retrenchment letter was handed to me on Nov 25, 2019.

I still remember that day vividly, as I was scheduled to meet my boss for my annual performance appraisal. Instead of seeing him in the meeting room, I saw my managing director and the human resource director.

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