Go Ahead, Fire Me: Some Workers Welcome Losing Their Jobs

February 11, 2023

Getting fired is normally one of the biggest crises of a worker’s career. “Then I got a three month severance, so I was like, ‘The universe is listening.’”Similar sentiments are showing up in new data, particularly among younger workers. Even with a financial buffer, losing a job can feel terrible, and those without an emergency fund fare even worse. © Photographer: Logan Cyrus/Bloomberg Laid off workers who are happy to find different jobs. “But at the same time I just accessed so much freedom in my life.”Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2023 Bloomberg L.P.