I was fired from my first job in commercial radio when, as a stressed-out college student attending classes by day and working on-the-air all-night, I dozed for a minute between records and the record tracked through – yes, the boss was up and listening at 3 am.
I’ll never work again – I’m ruined before I start.
But my next job was in TV for the local ABC affiliate – a job I would never have gotten if I hadn’t first been fired.
The program director who let me go taught me a valuable lesson and was a role model for when I eventually became a program director – I adore him to this day.
It’s not always the end of the world when you get fired, it’s more often the beginning of a new one.
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