Well, as of yesterday, I am officially unemployed. After two years, practically to the day, of gainful employment which saw me both graduated from "contract worker" to "corporate employee" and promoted to a better position with a higher wage, I am being laid off due to "lack of work" even though I know there is work that needs doing. To add insult to injury, there are four other contract workers in my department and they still chose to fire me over them. Of course, I didn't point any of this out to my manager as I wanted to at least take my leave graciously, but, as the sole breadwinner in my house, I can't help but think "Why me?".
There is nothing I hate more than looking for a job and, coming off of the job I just had, it's going to be very difficult to find something comparable. This comes at a terrible time as my wife and I were just about to start looking into buying a house and already had plans in place to start trying to have a baby. I've got a bit of savings to keep us afloat for about a month or so, but time goes by rather fast, so the pressure is definitely on to find new employment.
Anyway, I hate to be a complainer, but that's what this thread is for, right? I've been in worse situations in my years, and I'm sure I'll recover from this, but the thought of having to dance like a monkey in front of potential employers in the hope of getting a job is always something that I dread. I'm not asking for your pity, but if you've got a bit of luck to spare, I would certainly accept it.
Hopefully, you all are having a better day than I am. <insert forced smile emoticon>