Fresh Nonfiction: Good Grief - The Seven Stages of Voluntary Unemployment
A collection of creative nonfiction across all forms of media, Fresh Nonfiction covers the embarrassing, awkward, mundane, and meaningful. (And it all actually happened).
Good Grief - The Seven Stages of Voluntary Unemployment
Maybe it was the coffee. Maybe it was the overhead lights. Maybe it was the salary — zero pay bumps in three years, no quarterly reviews on the horizon. Maybe you started crying in your car before work one morning, a hand limply hanging on the door handle, the other wrapped tightly around your travel mug, your sole heat source in a frigid office. Maybe your supervisor was racist, your H.R. department nonexistent. Maybe your co-workers never left their cubbies, never made small talk. Maybe it was the silence. Maybe you broke out in hives on a Friday night after reading an email from your boss, the dread of Monday morning physically manifesting itself as red bumps on your chest and T-zone...