What You Don’t Know About Job Loss Here’s what job fairs and career counselors forget to tell you.

What You Don’t Know About Job Loss Here’s what job fairs and career counselors forget to tell you.

by Sherri Langton

“December 1988: my last full month of employment at a large downtown Denver bank. A layoff wiped scores of employees’ names off the bank’s payroll, and mine was one of them. But I had a plan: Update my résumé, land some interviews, and find a job I really wanted. Prepared to hit the streets and find work, I hummed the tune “I’m living by faith and feel no alarm.”

But in time I did feel alarm — and other things besides, like discouragement, loneliness, and depression. No wonder: Severance pay and unemployment checks covered my bills but weren’t replenished by a paycheck. Businesses ready to hire turned me away or didn’t return my calls. I berated myself. Faith alone should get me through this job famine, right? I should be stronger, sure of God’s goodness to deliver. But some days I wondered if He cared or even knew what was going on…”

(This article is an excerpt from the Nov-Dec 2009 edition of The Sabbath Sentinel)

 

To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 19, click the link below:

 

http://biblesabbath.org/tss/540/tss_540.pdf

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