Job loss comes with a lot of paperwork and decision making; we were definitely sweating over the details or the “small stuff” for a couple of months.
Early on, it was the uncertainty and newness of the situation that really got to us. Running through my mind were questions like:
- “Will we have enough money?”
- “How will this affect our family in the short and long term?”
- “Will we have to sell our house?”
- “Will I have to go back to work full time?”
It took a while for all that angst to settle down as we consulted professionals to help us work through the situation.
Anyone who experiences job loss should consider consulting with a lawyer and financial adviser. These professionals can really help smooth the way when it comes to understanding your legal rights and making sure you have a sound financial plan in place for the next 6 to 12 months while you are unemployed.
It was tough emotionally but my husband and I worked through the details together and without a doubt it it has made us stronger in the end.
*Image by Pong, courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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