New, Newly Unemployed, and Working: Seeking Your Stories

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danholt
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New, Newly Unemployed, and Working: Seeking Your Stories

Postby danholt » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:10 pm

Hello. I've been reading GRS for a long time and have finally decided to join this forum since there are so many great posts here. First my intro:

Well, I'm 30 and unemployed. Just another of the 14.5 million unemployed people struggling in this recession. I have had the distinct pleasure of serving my country in the Air Force, then of climbing my way to a six figure salary in the corporate world, and finally of receiving the phone call that ended said corporate job. I began writing as a method of coping with my job loss and as a way to use some of my newly acquired free time. The pages kept filling up and I changed my goal and ended up with $100K to Nothing - Layoff: My journey from a six figure income to the unemployment line in the worst economy of our time, which you can read more about on it's website or view on Amazon.

Now for the other project I am requesting your help on:

In addition to my newly published book, I have started http://www.laidoffintheusa.com to continue to share my stories and comment on progress made and lost related to unemployment. I am looking for others who have been laid off to share their stories. Unfortunately, I cannot pay for these stories at this time as I have no money to spare. I can, however, link to your website. If you have a story you'd like to share about your layoff, please email me at dan{at}laidoffintheusa{dot}com. Send a short summary, then I'll interview you via email. Thanks.
Know anyone who is unemployed, faces a layoff, or seeks new employment? Steer them to www.100ktonothing.com to learn more about an entertaining and informative book from someone that made and lost a top 10% income.

UnwrittenLife
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Postby UnwrittenLife » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:36 pm

Hello! I would love to participate. I'm getting ready to email you now. I was also laid off & have started writing to deal with it. I have recently started back to work and interestingly enough, I have mixed feelings about it although I know I should consider myself fortunate to have a job. Look forward to talking with you!

Caitlin

fourcats
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Postby fourcats » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:22 am

Hi!
Good luck on gathering stories; in this economy you should have no lack of them! Unfortunately I live in Canada, or I'd be more than happy to participate.

I started reading GRS some time ago as well -- but not until I was laid off, alas. So now I am just working on keeping within my newly-drastically-reduced budget.

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Postby bendonahower » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:16 am

neat concept. have you thought of a way to monetize this or are you doing it for other reasons?


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