On December 11th, 2008, I was laid off from my marketing job in the tv industry (after having left a perfectly good job a month earlier for a “better opportunity”). Since then, I’ve sort of become an unofficial, self-appointed expert on being unemployed. I still live in my apartment and am trying to survive for as long as possible on my savings and Unemployment benefits. My life is a mix of tireless job searching, kitten-raising, self-improvement efforts (this is half a joke and half real) and trying to relax (get drunk) as much as possible. It’s a daily struggle but I love living in the city too much to give up just yet. This blog is the story of my life…you think you know, but you have no idea: laid off in nyc.
Updates: Here’s what’s up since my initial layoff last December:
1 – Took a job as an assistant for a shady internet company for two months, but it didn’t work out (understatement)
2- Then, got a part time job – didn’t make enough money t0 make worth giving up unemployment
3- In June, took a new job at a small company, don’t like it, am now one of the “underemployed” masses.