Week 2 of unemployment has come to a close. I have finished the deed of applying for unemployment benefits and making my first call for a paycheck to sustain my existence.
The man whom I spoke with was really depressing. Maybe it's just my previous experience with customer service, but I could soooo tell he was reading from a script. I know it can be really repetitive, but at least try to act like you're having a conversation with me.
I answered his questions, and when he heard I was studying computer science...he was instantly bitter. Apparently, he had lost his job last July to a younger, cheaper version of himself and was forced to take a job on the phone. Ouch.
No industry is recession-proof. Lay-offs will happen wherever you are. It is a little disheartening when you are laid off twice within 2 years, but you must keep on trucking. Right now my dilemna lies in whether I should accept a full-time position (if I can find one I want), only work part-time or go full-time to school.
I have a bit of time to dwell on this fact. I'm leaning towards school, but it is still a hard decision to make! Living on one paycheck is hard, but it can be done. Decisions, decisions.