Many of you might remember my post last year about Ryan losing his job. It was definitely a tough adjustment at for us, since Surviving The Stores was nowhere close to the point of being able to support us full-time.
THANKFULLY we had both been taught about living below our means in order to put as much money into savings as we possibly can.
We had been putting money into savings thinking it was unlikely that we would actually need it one day, but I’m SOOO glad that we listened to the advice of those who had already walked through many years of life and who knew through experience why saving up for unexpected circumstances is so important!
Over the past year as I’ve watched tweets on Twitter, looked through Facebook status updates, and talked to friends, it seems that layoffs are now just a part of life.
Even those who thought they would always have job security in their field are facing cut-backs in their sector.
We’ve been there… and it can be a very scary place.
This morning, I read a post by my friend Connie over at Smockity Frocks. Her husband got laid off right before Easter weekend this year and they are putting together a plan of action on how to survive this time (with EIGHT kids) without losing their home.
Connie is starting a new series over at Smockity Frocks on How To Survive A Layoff. If any of you have gone through a layoff, are going through a layoff, or could go through a layoff (that would be pretty much everyone, right?) I definitely encourage you to read through her post today and consider signing up for her email newsletter to keep up with the weekly series.
What about you all? What tips would you give someone who is facing a layoff?