So the reality of me being laid off is still quite fresh in my mind. It is now a week later and I found myself freaking out yesterday, feeling overwhelmed at how I was going to deal with the mounting medical bills from this past summer, finding a place to live and more importantly finding a new job.
It’s never a “good” time to get laid off, but for me, I happen to be at the end of my lease and I can’t get a new place without proof of income. Furthermore, if I end up getting a new job in another city or state, I still have the problem of securing housing. I have asked my current place if I can extend my lease a month or two and they were accommodating but want to increase my rent my $500 a month! Yikes!
Yesterday I got a call from the hospital asking how I was going to deal with the balance I had on my account. I informed them that I was just laid off and that if I had anything to give them I would be more than happy to set up a payment plan. I told them that as soon as I get employment, I would contact them to make arrangement for payment. They said they had to send it to a collection agency to handle. Oye.
I have called my parents and left them emails but I haven’t heard from them. I don’t know if they are at the other house where they have no internet connection. The only conniption I have to them is via a MagicJack number. If it’s not plugged in, I can’t get a hold of them.
I need to get my resume out there. I’ve been waiting for a major re-write of my work experience before I start sending it out, but that may be a few more days out.
Keep me in your thoughts and send good wishes my way!