What I learned after being laid off from my dream job in Canadian media

January 16, 2020
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Our job titles often intertwine with our personal identities, writes Brennan Doherty in his reflection on losing his job in journalism. 

The average nine-to-five employee spends more time with their co-workers than their spouse, he notes, quoting Brian Dijkema, vice-president of external affairs at Cardus: “When that loss happens, there are tremendous effects for it.” Cardus' report, Work Is About More Than Money, found double-digit increases in mortality for the first several years after a major job loss, particularly among men.