the cuts begin

My boss was let go this week.
One colleague has given in her notice, due to a combination of stress and her displeasure over the way our supervisor was treated.
Almost everyone on my team is worried about losing his or her job.
And I’m looking for a job.

It hasn’t been a good week.

Finding a good PR job isn’t an easy thing. Even when you have a good reputation and experience, they aren’t just waiting to be picked up.

It’s especially hard to find a new job when you’re feeling depressed, as I am right now. I feel oddly distant from all of this, as if it weren’t really happening to me.

I’m thinking about my options, the opportunities, the strengths, the possibilities that present themselves to me now. Perhaps I should just do what John did and go into business for myself. It’s what my colleague intends to do, once her two-week notice is up.

Am I ready for that?

Am I ready to close the door on even the possibility?

I have a meeting set up with a possible account. A non-profit that wants help getting media coverage. I’m meeting with them because I believe that having a thriving side business is a good plan.

What happens from here, I don’t know. But I’m trying to prepare for the worst.

Author: Paloma Cruz

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