I traditionally aim for one new experience every day and today definitely qualifies: For the very first time today, I got laid off.
I thought my post yesterday was just going to amount to nothing more than typical Erika-style freaking-out-for-no-reason but reality, it seems, is being shovelled out with a twist today. My boss called me this morning to inform me that the funding source that pays for my work has been depleted and, as such, they can no longer afford to pay for my services.
Ladies and gentlemen, that is what we like to call a Grade A kiss-off.
I guess I can now be counted among the thousands of other people who have been laid off, and am the newest member of the “Casualties of the 2008 Economic Recession” club. The only thing to do now is to a) Not start drinking at 9AM and b) Sass up my resume in the hopes of landing another job.
I can think of few things more awesome than looking for a job during a time when the competition for each job is exponentially worse than it’s ever been during my lifetime. Wish me luck, everyone, I’m going in.