Whether you work for a small company or a global corporation, it's a harsh reality of the workplace. People are let go for a multitude of reasons. From decreases in sales to decreases in performance, or even something embarrassing that happened at the office Christmas Party that shall never be mentioned again. When I was laid off, it came as a shock. While I didn't feel as if I was fitting in at the company, I felt certain I would have at least some security because I kept my ear to the ground, put in the hours and then some, and always made myself available to take on more projects or assist co-workers with theirs. I became a "Yes-girl." I kept my feelings to myself (or so I thought) despite the toll the stress was taking on my mental health and personal relationships, bottling everything up and opening the floodgate at the Happy Hours with friends outside the office.