Getting fired – a DaVinci’s dream?

by Lisa Rothstein on 07/11/2011

Some of us get to work with our talents. Many of us think we are using our talents to their fullest in our jobs for years — until the pink slip comes.

The world of advertising is especially harsh  in this way. The ad agency demands virtual indentured servitude from creative people, nights, weekends, cancelled vacations are the norm rather than the exception. Then, when creatives are let go after years of faithful service, it’s often nothing to do with their talent — it’s just that someone younger (and cheaper) has come along.

This leaves whole generations of creative talent all full of ideas and nowhere to go.  Happily, some of them find that it’s a chance to finally do what they’d been putting off during those years at the grindstone for someone else.

Check out this inspiring movie trailer for the documentary “Lemonade” by Erik Proulx.  I don’t know any of these people personally, but I know people like them: friends, former colleagues and current clients. Most of them have made lemonade and are happy about it — and it’s not sour grapes. Enjoy.

Lemonade Movie Trailer from Erik Proulx on Vimeo.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Richard July 20, 2011 at 3:07 am

When I got laid off from my job. I felt very devastated and my world start spinning in circles.
It’s really difficult for me to accept it at first, but God has been so good to me. He give me online freelancing job at home and a good time with my wife and kids.
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Pilar July 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Thank you so very much for sharing “Lemonade”. I’m still a bit teary-eyed as I’m sending you this Thank you.
I am going to hunt down this film and share it with many!
Again, much thanks.
All my best,

Lisa Rothstein July 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I don’t know if the full movie is out yet, but just the trailer I found very inspiring. Glad you thought so too.

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