HAH! I was laid off in November and didn’t find another job until February, and I had to take a big enough pay cut that I’m on edge financially.
I loved this, because it captures the initial optimism mixed with sadness of early unemployment.
It wears off quickly though. After the first month and a half, shit gets ugly, fast.
It’s fortunate when people have family they can move back with. However, many of us getting laid off are 30+ and/or have less supportive families and being on the street is a reality that’s a hop, skip, and jump up the road. That’s something this piece doesn’t make mention of at all, which is fine though, since it’s not the author’s experience.
I’d also like to see something like this written by someone who did not have that support network.