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Being Laid Off, Part 1: Why I Wanted to Get Laid Off

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    • Zee Tan
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      Being Laid Off, Part 1: Why I Wanted to Get Laid Off

      Posted by Zee Author’s note: Here in 300 Hours we cover CFA materials and tips, but careers and career experiences are also a very important part of candidates’ lives. I wanted to share one of the…

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    • Dan
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      Aw, very nice so far. I want to read part 2 already!

    • Sarah
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      Same I am anxious to know what happened next!

    • Sophie Macon
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      Definitely, it’s so Korean drama @Sarah 😉

    • Sarah
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      … lol I was going to say the same thing but decide to ease up on my drama references and consumption but I always end up finding something that is cracktastic.

    • Zee Tan
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      Next installment coming up next week 😀

    • AjFinance
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      The protagonist @zee sounds optimistic until now. Can’t wait for the next episode 😉

    • Zee Tan
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      The protagonist @zee sounds optimistic until now. Can’t wait for the next episode 😉


      @AJFinance
      next post already up on the blog 🙂

    • fabian
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      Fantastic stuff @zee!

    • fuzyfro89
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      I’m glad things worked out well for you. I had a similar situation where I was nudged out of my first job as an auditor at a Big 4 firm last summer. I ended up in an internal consulting role for the Treasury function at a Fortune 10 that I never really imagined I would get, and also never would have applied for if I still worked at said Big 4 firm, and even if I did apply… I would not have been very likely to pick up and move 500 miles away.

      It’s funny how things work out, but it’s important to allow yourself time to deal emotionally, accept the situation, and then CONQUER!

      I got a big raise from 50s all in to 90s all in. I work less on average. I get to travel to better locations (mostly NY and international). I don’t know if I want to do this forever, or even for more than 2 years, but I’ll put forth the effort and re-evaluate every year! Who knows, maybe if I really stink then I can get laid off and find another avenue!

    • Zee Tan
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      Thanks @fuzyfro89. the mental immunity from fear of losing your job is a beautiful thing 🙂

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