Last Thursday, I received a frantic call from one of my friends. She had just learned that she was going to be laid off the following day. She has been such a great asset to the place where she was working, it was hard for me to believe that her time with them would end in this way.
I hate to say it, but I think she’s going to have a very hard time finding a new job. She’s very skilled, very well educated, and makes a decent salary. In the past, she’d probably have no problem. But now, things are very different. The market is flooded with the same kind of people.
Right now, I have an open position in my department. I have done very little advertising, but I’ve been flooded with applicants. One person I’ve been speaking to will lose his job at the end of the month. I feel so sorry for all these people who find themselves in this situation, and I want to interview everyone. But I can’t. There are simply too many. And I don’t want to give them false hope.
This continues to be a time to pray. I think praying to God will be the only thing that will get us out of this mess.