Why It Is Important to Mourn the Start of a New (Even Exciting) Job.

By Diana Garber


Many people are surprised to find that they feel down right before starting a new position. After spending months applying, interviewing and negotiating, I should feel excited, right?  Not necessarily.  Although there can be many positive aspects about starting at a new company, there are also many complex and conflicting emotions.  Today, we spend so much time fostering a family at work that changing jobs can also mean leaving close friends or a second family.  Many brush these feelings aside as they “don’t make sense.”

The New York Times recently reported that grief from changing jobs is a wide-spread phenomena.  The article below talks about ways to deal with these feelings and ways to stay connected to old colleagues.




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