I just got pinged from a blog post, which included a link to one of my most favorite blog posts. Joyce is a photographer in Houston, and wrote about her husband’s layoff. Please read this. For all of the politicians celebrating the terrific under 5% unemployment rate, this is the reality of today’s world, when a layoff happens:
In her post, Joyce links to a post I wrote six years ago, titled The Spouse’s Role In Your Job Search. I have 13 points there… please read that, too, and share it with people who need to read it.
In my comment to Joyce, I wrote:
I just read about the super low unemployment rate that everyone in the U.S. should be celebrating… just like had 10 years ago when I was in transition. It felt like everyone was happy about how great the economy was, but in my house, the unemployment rate was 100%
A low unemployment rate when I was unemployed meant that there was something wrong with me. Nothing made sense in that logic, but it didn’t help my thinking or attitude.
This is why I do what I do. Because there are real families and relationships and lives impacted.