If you get dumped
Go dark for a month. That way, you won’t post some regrettable, melodramatic nonsense and can recoup with dignity.
If you get fired
Go politely but loudly. Own the fact that you’ve been let go, then share some successes from your tenure to help land your next gig.
If you foolishly injure yourself
Do not, under any circumstance, start a GoFundMe or KickStarter and ask people to help cover the medical bills.
This essay is part of our Art of the Fail series.