Ananya was an IT specialist for a pharmaceutical company and part of the team that helped ensure 24/7 support for hardware issues across the enterprise. Her company had been experiencing record profits and sustained growth for a number of years when a promising clinical trial unexpectedly had to be aborted in a very public, painful way. Almost overnight, everything changed. Stock in the company tanked and leadership went into crisis mode. Several phases of belt-tightening measures were put in place, including a reduction in force.
Ananya survived the first round of cuts but she was greatly impacted as she saw friends and co-workers lose their jobs. She began to lose sleep and have difficulty concentrating. To make matters worse, the timing of the crisis overlapped with a downturn in the economy and she worried about losing her job.
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