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Getting fired is both an embarrassing and unfortunate situation many people have gone through as they’ve climbed the ladder in their careers.

At first, it can seem like you’re the only one in the world who knows how it feels, but that’s not the case. Sometimes, getting fired can be the best thing that happens to someone!

Maybe they needed to be directed to somewhere else and their current path wasn’t going to get them there.

If you have been fired or maybe just going through a hard time career-wise, learn from these successful celebrity female bosses who got fired bounced back big time!

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  1.  Oprah

Oprah

No, not even Oprah is immune to getting fired. Today, Oprah has her own media empire, but back when she was just starting out, she was expendable. In a 2011 interview with the Baltimore Sun, she recalls getting fired from her job as a news reporter for Baltimore’s, WJZ-TV.

“I was removed from the 6 p.m. news exactly April 1, 1977,” she said. ““The general manager called me upstairs, and I thought it was an April Fool’s joke when they told me, ‘We have bigger plans for you; we’re going to put you on the morning cut-ins.’”

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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.