I was laid off yesterday. I know I know. Such a sad thing right? Not at all.
Freedom is how I look at this. Not only were my former employers really kind to me, they even sang for me as I left. I’ve seen a lot of people at the company be ‘let-go’ and ‘fired’ – 2 very different things – and this is the first time I’ve seen them sing.
Being unemployed in NYC is not a terrible thing at first. But once the costs of living get you down, you have no choice but to either seek refuge in family/relatives or friends. Living costs alone are atrociously high and with the recession in place it’s difficult to survive.
But at times like these, you have no choice but to be creative, save a lot, use free Internet cafes and find peace, solace and beauty in walking around watching the trees.
I’ve spent my day updating my resume, talking to strangers at a tea shop, recording my podcast, and already networked with a whole new slew of people to plan my next big step.
But honestly there’s something nice about being in NYC during the day and being outside. This spring is the perfect time to be out of a job. =)
Be sure to check out this site which lists free events in NYC – especially if you ain’t got a job!