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by SixFigureStart | May 12, 2009

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Looking for some inspiration these days? Then feel free to check out "8 Successful People Grateful They Got Canned" at Mental Floss. Bill Belichick and Wilco are among those with tales of (relative) woe, but Robert Redford's story is the most surprising/entertaining. One of those noted, the otherwise invisible Annabelle Gurwitch, produced "Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed," filled with anecdotes from actors and comedians.

Michael Bloomberg is the only true "business" person included here, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of worthwhile stories out there from the former pillars of trading, banking or consumer products management. C'mon people -- we're sure your experiences can beat the pants off of any spoiled Hollywood-ers, and you owe it to your laid off comrades to share your tales of rebirth. Post 'em to Pink Slipped!

--Posted by Todd Obolsky, Vault Staff Writer

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