January 2015 hit our family like a truck when my husband was told he was about to be laid off from his job. After 20+ years of working for Big Blue, the employee, employer relationship was over just like that. And now we are unemployed in Vancouver – no easy thing with our substantial mortgage and young family.
With my previous decision to leave a full time career in favour of being a stay at home mom and freelance writer, the pressure is on.
On one hand, it’s an opportunity for my husband to find a fabulous new career opportunity. On the other hand, it can take 6-12 months to replace that type of management job in a career search.
This event has shaken us to the core. It’s going to be a year of change and we’re not sure where this will take us.
The Whole Story:
Part 1 – Job Loss
Part 2 – Sharing the News
Part 3 – Sweating the Small Stuff in Job Loss
Part 4 – Should we Stay in Metro Vancouver or Should we Go?
Part 5 – Our Canadian Family’s Journey Through Unemployment in 2015
Part 6 – 13 Months of Unemployment almost Broke Me; 10 Life Lessons to Share; We’re Not the Rich
Part 7 – Unemployment: The Aftermath; and the Light at the End of the Tunnel