I never planned to write a blog. Usually, I’m satisfied making comments on other people’s work. But, like a growing number of folks, I’ve joined the ranks of the unemployed. My former company decided to let me know (on a Friday) that it was eliminating my position and thanks for coming by.
Since getting my first media job in 1983, I’ve been fired twice before. But this layoff comes in what’s being called the harshest financial time since the Great Depression. Obviously, I’m concerned over how long it will take me to find something new.
In this process, I’ve found out that blogging about being unemployed isn’t a particularly new idea (I hope there’s room in the pool for another one of these!). This is a way to catalog my thoughts on what I’m going through, as well as keep my friends and family up-to-date (hoping to improve on Twitter posts and Facebook headlines).
Here’s the boilerplate: for legal reasons, I won’t write specifically about the company I used to work for or on any details on my “separation” from same. I live in Memphis and it’s a big company. Do the math, but don’t expect me to confirm anything.
Comments? Questions? I’m happy to oblige. I hope my time “on the beach” is short and this blog can shift to other topics. Until then, let’s dance!