He has told the story before. How he was fired from his dream job. How he cleaned out his office under police escort. How he felt hopeless, crushed, as if his career — and maybe his life — was over.Life is usually more complicated than a simple story, however.
But even after two years and numerous retellings, the emotion still sneaks up on him. He pauses in midsentence, puts his face in his hands, and begins to weep.