On April 24, 2013, at 4:00 pm in the afternoon, I was let go from my job. I was told it was "not for cause" and I was certainly eligible to apply for other jobs at this employer. The manager who told me this wasn't happy about it, but what could he do?
I'm afraid. Really afraid. What am I going to do?
I am short, fat, female, and 52. I live in a right to work state (which is why they could terminate me "without cause").
Who is going to hire me? How am I going to survive? What kind of stress is this going to put on my marriage? Will we lose everything we've worked for?
The only good thing is that we don't have children to worry about.
If I was 30 again, or even 40, I think I could face this with a lot more courage. But, damn, I'm getting old and no one wants to hire an old person.
I keep having visions of a refrigerator box under a bridge.
I remind myself to just breathe. Somehow, we'll get through, just the way we always have (and we have had some tough times). But it just seemed easier when I was younger.
Wish me luck!