So, lately (or even not so lately) a lot of us have been tightening our respective belts – how many have given it an extra little tug and felt something entirely unexpected give way?
What industry were you in?
Have you applied for the liberal pinko commie nanny-state benefits yet?
What steps are you taking to rectify the situation?
I’ve just recently joined the ranks of the starving programmers – actually considered standing around with a sign reading ‘Help an unemployed coder get a $%&@# haircut and tie’, if only for a second.
I applied for unemployment the day after I got laid off, and have been putting my resume out on monster.com and careerbuilder.com, as well as the Michigan Talent Bank (which you have to sign up for to collect unemployment benefits in this state) plus a couple of complete cold calls. Last week I didn’t hear much, but today my head was spinning from all the calls I got from headhunters! I’m at four leads just today, so I can’t really complain about how things are going – once I get past not having a job
The only thing that’s gone really Wrong since the layoff is that one of those cold calls actually got back to me and wound up flagged as spam for six days :o Hopefully that’ll work out – fingers crossed!
So, how have you all been faring?