Well, after three months unemployment, I'm going back to work. I started last week working contract doing something I don't really like that much. It 's kind of a temporary thing which may or may not have led to a permanent position. Friday I got a call back from a place I had interviewed with back in December. They are ready to expand, and want me to start next Monday. It is quite a reduction in pay from my last job of 24 years, but it sure beats unemployment. I'll get my foot in the door and I'll be doing what I know and enjoy.
I tried to enjoy my layoff time as much as possible, but with a daughter still in high school and lots of bills to pay, I found the stress of uncertain future employment kept getting in the way. I thought that it would be easier to find work, but it's tough right now. I guess three months really isn't that bad compared to what some others have been through. I feel fortunate!
Anyway, I just wanted to share my news with everyone since I got some best wishes when I first got laid off.