Richard B. Weinberg, MD
Weinberg R.; Bryant. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:770-771. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-9-200211050-00017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(9):770-771.
The most peculiar thing about being fired is that everybody stops talking to you.
“It's time for a change,” they told me, and with that, my decade of service as a section head was over.
My telephone stopped ringing. My e-mail slowed to a trickle. No one knocked at my door. When I walked down the hallway, those who had lobbied for my downfall slipped guiltily by, the politically prudent—lest the gossip be true—avoided me, and the rest mumbled embarrassed condolences and rushed on to attend to their own problems. So alone in my office, I stewed in a toxic brew of betrayal, anger, and hurt.
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