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How to get on with your life when you lose your job

Being fired without warning from a position that you care about is one of the most painful experiences a person can have. You come to work every day prepared to deal with whatever comes your way. Things appear to be going great with your practice-the physicians seem satisfied, patient census is high, and money is flowing. And then suddenly the boss is telling you to pack up your desk. It may be amusing on television when Donald Trump tells one of his apprentices, "you're fired," but there is nothing remotely amusing about having your livelihood and a position you care about taken away without any warning. Yet it happens to good people every day.