Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Depression Hits Home

Recession kitteh from I Can Has Cheezburger?

No, I didn't lose my job. But my sister's husband did. He just got laid off after a decade-plus as a sales rep for a major tool maker.

My sis and her husband will be okay financially. They're in no danger of losing their home. My sister is still employed. Their situation is not comparable to that of people whose trailer homes are being repossessed. I'm grateful for that.

But still, it's a blow. Finding a new job in this depression will be tough. I worry that he'll get discouraged - depressed, even - and who would blame him?

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