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)
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