Axed! 9 Real-Life Lessons Learned From Being Fired

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Tiffany M. Arterberry is marketing manager, for Houston-based  Furmanite. When she was fired, she was working as marketing specialist for an engineering firm in Kansas City, MO, in 2008.

Lesson learned? “Trying too hard to hold on to a job that wasn’t right for me in the first place. I stayed three years in a very uncomfortable and unrewarding environment and my work suffered for it,” she says. “I promptly found a better position, where I learned something new every week and it catapulted me into a better position, better salary and exciting experiences within the same time frame.”

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