Monday, May 15, 2017

Getting Fired: Is it Worse than Divorce or a Death?

The answer seems to be yes. From Bloomberg:

Fired employees never quite recover to the same level of well-being, a measure that includes mental health, self-esteem and satisfaction with life, according to data provided to Bloomberg this week from a review of more than 4,000 research papers.

Losing a job can be a sharp blow, one that causes a bigger drop in life satisfaction than being widowed or getting divorced, according to the review conducted by the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing, an independent body set up by the U.K. government. 

Extroverts and church-goers handle the situation better.

You can read more here.


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