As of now, I've been laid off for 2 1/2 months. It is getting a little more stressful around here with the dark "JOBLESS" cloud hanging over us. But every now and then we can move it out of the way to enjoy the summer. It always comes back though. I do intend to enjoy the summer and try not to worry until September. If you know me personally, you know that I am always worried - but I'll try not to be.
Now I'm looking at our expenses and utilities to see how we can be more efficient, if you know me, you can imagine how I must be driving everyone crazy with that one!
I have been looking for work but there's really not much out there for part time or work at home. Let's see, there was a job for a dock worker, some entry level sales positions for insurance companies (SO not me), a job for a cafeteria worker, a dental hygienist, and some nursing jobs. So I continue to focus on my web business. I have two design jobs going on right now but would love to supplement that in the future.
Recently someone asked me what I do for a living, and I just said that I do web design. I didn't get into the long story of the MANY years that I worked in the newspaper business and was laid off. It was in the back of my mind but I didn't mention it.
The whole idea of being laid off is changing, it's becoming more real and more urgent. I have my many spreadsheets of different 'what if' scenarios and I look at them every other day trying to come up with a perfect plan.
Sadly, I won't be returning to my studies unless I get a scholarship and that is a bitter pill. But it's what I have to do. I will miss school but I'll get back to it someday! There are lots of hard decisions that have to be made and that's what I'm doing.
next week Losing your job part 5 - the wrap up
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