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Old 05-22-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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I used to be in a top senior corporate field as an engineer and sometime a year or two ago I developed depression as a result of some life changing events/revelations in my life and eventually the torture of being at the "top" in this field and in a top senior role in this company took over and I lost everything a few weeks ago. I have skills in this field but at this point I don't know how well I compare to others in this field and what I am going to do next. I made the mistake of falling into depression and not focusing on my work, career goals and progress. I stopped studying as a result of the depression and being pushed around at work so much that I just gave up and didn't care anymore


Now I'm at the bottom, I have enough $$$ for a few more months and my family has told me to move in with them if that's needed ad I can rebuild my life from home. I am still applying for jobs where I am located and have been interviewing with not much success at all


I used to be at the top of this company and eventually the corporate world broke another one
I'll honestly take any network engineering or NOC job at this point, I feel like a true loser this time


(I was forced to leave and manipulated over and over to take the severance package)
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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Don't feel like a loser. This happens to the best of us. Just do what you must to get back on your feet.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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I used to be in a top senior corporate field as an engineer and sometime a year or two ago I developed depression as a result of some life changing events/revelations in my life and eventually the torture of being at the "top" in this field and in a top senior role in this company took over and I lost everything a few weeks ago. I have skills in this field but at this point I don't know how well I compare to others in this field and what I am going to do next. I made the mistake of falling into depression and not focusing on my work, career goals and progress. I stopped studying as a result of the depression and being pushed around at work so much that I just gave up and didn't care anymore


Now I'm at the bottom, I have enough $$$ for a few more months and my family has told me to move in with them if that's needed ad I can rebuild my life from home. I am still applying for jobs where I am located and have been interviewing with not much success at all


I used to be at the top of this company and eventually the corporate world broke another one
I'll honestly take any network engineering or NOC job at this point, I feel like a true loser this time


(I was forced to leave and manipulated over and over to take the severance package)
You were on top once, and you'll be on top again. Take the time the get well. Depression was not a mistake. You were ill. You're def not a loser. Everyone has breaking points. The only thing you might want to do better next time is recognize yours. You probably were so busy driving, and not paying attention to yourself and the signs. I'm sure there were some, right?
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