Unemployed... Sort of...

On Friday my previous employer, Moses Anshell, did their second round of layoffs, and I unfortunately was one of the people cut. To answer some of the questions I've been asked:

  1. Yes, this did come as a surprise. Although, given the current state of the economy, I don't think anyone feels incredibly secure in their job.

  2. Yes, I was given a severance package. One month pay and health insurance through the end of February.

  3. What's next? I'm currently seeking freelance work. If you or anyone you know has a need for graphic or web design, I can be contacted at lauramiiller@gmail.com or 602.821.3222.

  4. Long-term, I'm strongly considering moving back to Sioux Falls. I would love to be closer to my family, and the economy back home is in much better shape than down here in Phoenix. (And yes, Phil would come with me :)

All in all, I feel incredibly fortunate to not have a family or children that I'm financially responsible for, nor a house or mortgage to worry about. And I'm lucky to have a career that I can immediately begin making money at without having to find another job. I really feel this is a blessing in disguise and know that God has great things in store for me, whether that be moving back to South Dakota to be near my family or working as my own boss. I'm off on the next big adventure!

Bambina Babe  – (January 12, 2009 at 4:01 PM)  

It was so nice to talk to you this morning! I'll be praying for you and your transitions. The midwest would love to have you back!

djp  – (January 12, 2009 at 6:25 PM)  

Keeping you in my thoughts as you figure out what to do! Keep your positive outlook and only good will come! (I agree with Nealy....the midwest misses you!)

mon3  – (January 13, 2009 at 7:45 AM)  

Even in Italy is not very well, the global economic crisis is detrimental to us all. We wish you good luck! (In italiano: ...in bocca al lupo!)

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