I have good news and bad news.
The good news is, I’ll be posting more frequently.
The bad news is, I’ll be posting more frequently because I am getting laid off.
*sad trumpet sound*
My last day at work will be the 9th. It’s nothing to do with performance, and in fact they would have me back once things get better in the industry, but unfortunately there’s just not enough work right now. I work for a government contractor and we don’t have as much to do as we’d like, so there have been a LOT of cuts. I’m not the only one, either.
But I’ve got several years’ experience in this industry behind me, plenty of resumes out floating around, and most importantly, an emergency fund saved up to see me through. And of course, there’s unemployment.
So I am worried, but not really worried. I have to say I’ve been planning for this since January. And while I had a new job and disposable income and such, I never REALLY forgot what being unemployed, broke, and desperate felt like. I don’t think anyone who’s felt it ever really does. So I tried to make sure my boyfriend and I live somewhat frugal lifestyles. I don’t go out for meals TOO much, rarely shop for anything but essentials, and try to save money where I can. I do treat myself once in a while, and even then it tends to be a single item.
So don’t worry for me! I’m fine, there are jobs out there, I’m smart and experienced and very professional. All will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.
(Although if you have any leads on instructional design or copywriting jobs in the Orlando area, send me an email!)