I just finished writing the section of HERE'S THE PLAN about what to do if you find yourself in the wrong job during pregnancy or soon after. Because surely, if you don't like your job before you have a baby, you're going to hate it after.
Sometimes, though, making a change like that isn't your decision. Early on in my career, I had the rug ripped out from under me, and my story about it was published in this month's Cosmo.
I love the image they used with the piece: hearing "you're fired" will always feel like a punch in the gut, but sometimes, you get to eat (figurative) cake after.