Welcome to Recessed, the blog tracking my journey through unemployment.
My good friend and manager, Alicia, took me to coffee this morning to break the bad news. It was nice of her to pay, knowing that I’d be on a tight budget starting today.
I was assured that it wasn’t personal and doesn’t reflect my work, it’s simply a matter of numbers. The recession slowed business down considerably and therefore cuts were necessary; I feel like a number, as Bob Segar would say.
I’ve got a few pennies saved up and the company was nice enough to provide me with a severance, so I’ll be able to hold up for a little while. Still, I’m privileged to live in one of the greatest – and most expensive – cities in America, so rent isn’t cheap. I’ll need a job before too long or some major adjustments will need to be made.
Today I’m very optimistic. Despite the general economic trends, I have a lot of confidence in myself. I have some great work experience, awesome references and a solid education backing me up. I’m also a people person and I don’t mind networking, schmoozing and making deals happen.
I’m looking for a job in public affairs, government relations, politics or government. I’m also open about other things I may not have even considered. Please feel free to email me with your jobs, ideas and suggestions.