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


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.