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First I Got Sober and Then I Got Fired: Finding Freedom in Failure MR Dan Matwey

First I Got Sober and Then I Got Fired: Finding Freedom in Failure

MR Dan Matwey

Published January 11th 2012
ISBN : 9780987881304
Paperback
176 pages
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 About the Book 

It couldnt have been a more pleasant mid-summer afternoon. At a time in my life when all finally seemed right with the world, those untimely, yet familiar words shattered that illusion. Dan, can you come and see me in my office? The ominous toneMoreIt couldnt have been a more pleasant mid-summer afternoon. At a time in my life when all finally seemed right with the world, those untimely, yet familiar words shattered that illusion. Dan, can you come and see me in my office? The ominous tone in her voice prepared me for what was coming next - my instincts were correct. Still shaking my head a day later and wondering when things started to go so horribly wrong, like a bolt of lightning it hit me - Im less employable sober, than I ever was while I was drunk. It wasnt supposed to be this way. Sobriety, an education, various licenses and certifications- in my mind it wasnt a matter of whether or not I would ascend the ladder, rather how high I would go. As it turned out, I moved along much quicker than I had anticipated, I just didnt expect it to be in the wrong direction. Forty two years of drinking without ever losing a job, followed by being fired with regularity in my nine years of sobriety didnt make any sense - but I had to try and find a reason. What I stumbled upon was something far more valuable.