09 September 2008

Recession vs. Depression

My grandma used to say (according to my mom) that a recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose your job.

I hate to say it, but it's a depression for us. I got laid off today, and wow! It is lame beyond belief.

I've already begun the job hunt, and I'm confident that I can find something suitable, even if it is working at a grocery store! Actually, I don't think I'll need to work at a grocery store at all.

On the up-side,
  • We do have a little bit of savings- enough that if we scrimp and save properly, I might not even need to have a job. (We'll need to look at this a bit more in-depth).
  • We love rice, pasta, and potatoes! And, we've been pretty good about following the Prophet's counsel about food storage! (As best we can being in a tiny place for a limited time).
  • There is a couple who already wants to live in our flat and is ready to move in at the drop of a hat, so if it comes down to it, we can move to a cheaper place without having problems with our contract.
  • I have lots of great people to network with, and lots of great people to look over my resume/CV!
Sorry to those of you who found out about this via the blog. I promise that I won't tell you about any pregnancies this way. (And I especially won't be telling you about any pregnancies any time soon with this whole job-loss thing!)

7 comments:

Jon said...

Sorry to hear! Best of luck in your search!

Dusty and Amy said...

You know I am here. I will be helping (and informing) when I can :) Seriously though if you need anything, I will be checking in on you...

Janssen said...

Wow, I'm so sorry; lame is a very accurate term indeed. Good luck!

Kristy said...

Oh, boo, I'm so sorry, Sherry! Good luck in your job search!

Erin said...

Sorry about the bad news. Best of luck with the search. I know everyone says this, but enjoy the time you have off. Because, speaking from experience, you never know how long that time will extend (ahem, going on 19 weeks...)

from NC--NKL and Fam said...

Yikes! You are probably being set up for something even better--which with your skills will arrive soon, I'm sure. We'll make you a special line item in Lindsay prayers!
P.S. Thanks for the postcard to the kids. It got buried after receipt and I forgot till now, but it was appreciated!

gab said...

So happy to meet you...thanks for commenting and sharing your seminary ideas! Sorry to hear about the job loss. There is nothing more DEPRESSING than jobhunting! Good luck...