Media personality Terryanne Chebet has disclosed that being fired from Citizen TV was one of the lowest and difficult moments in her Journalism career back in 2016.
Terryanne Chebet talks about her experience after being fired from Citizen TV
Just hearing the news crashed me- Terryanne Chebet
Speaking to NTV’s Grace Msalame, Chebet mentioned that she did not see her layoff coming because she was not under-performing in her job.
Ms Chebet's take
“It was many things. It was very hard in the beginning, just hearing the news crashed me and it crashed from a very personal point, because it is one thing when you lose your job but its another thing when you lose your job so publicly and such a public job. When you have such a strong believe in yourself, I do my work well. So even when there was announcement that they will be redundancy, I never imaged it could be me. So when it happened I did not know what to do. I called my friend and I was crying, then I went home, locked myself in a room. And the hardest person to tell was the house-help, because you are just at home, locking yourself in your room. That was so hard because I had lived with her for more than 10 years and she had never seen me cry".
"So that was very difficult but I thank God I had a very strong support system. Because one of the people who really came through for me was my business partner at Scarlet Digital (advertising agency). She pushed to focus on the positive. She was like you are not stopping, you can go home and cry later. I didn’t feel woyee for myself because there was no time to feel woyee, I would cry at night but in the morning I have to go to work because, there are people in the office and I have to look okay. I was fighting so much internally but then my brain was engaged in so many other things” said Terryanne.
The Metrolpol TV General Manager also talked about the importance of having multiple streams of income, instead of just depending on your salary.
“When I started Scarlet Digital, I was still a CCTV now CGTN, so it could have me make some extra money, but when I lost my job, it’s when I was like, if I had not started then where would I start. It really kept me awake on the importance of multiple streams of income” advised Ms Chebet.
Previously, the mother of two had said “When a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.... She arrived on the 26th of October. On the exact date last year I received a letter informing me of my retrenchment. Is it just a co-incidence? God does have an incredible sense of humour”.
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