Fired to freelance: A journey

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Two months ago, my phone pinged with a Slack message from my boss at 6:32 pm. It read “Hey, can we hop on a call for a quick chat?”

I was out exercising that evening. After stressful months of working at a high-growth startup and being compressed into place during covid, taking walks was my go-to coping mechanism (or one of them at least).