On 6 April 2020, the day before Singapore went into circuit breaker, I received a missed call from my Human Resources personnel in the evening. I was home after being put on one month of unpaid leave, mandated by my manager due to my mental health issues. Knowing I would be receiving bad news, I texted her back to find out what was going on. She replied to say that my contract was terminated effective immediately. To soften the blow, I would be given an additional month’s pay. That was the beginning of a tough few months that tested my resilience and mental health.