I wrote this while I was still laid off during the summer of 2008. A lot of very good people helped me, and I have made it my business to repay their help by helping others, however I can.
One thing that this whole severance theme in my summer has taught me is that there are some amazing people that I know, and they are incredible givers. People who I barely know are giving me suggestions or helping me directly in so many ways, that I must now pledge that when I do get another job, if I hear of someone I know that is looking for a job, I will try to help them the same way. It is important to keep up the good works, because that is what makes us a Society.
For my readers, I will attempt to put something together to either set up the chronology of how things worked and what helped me, or put together a “How To” E-book or something like that to outline what you need to do, and what has worked for me over the time I looked. If I find a job quickly, this may be a very short book, and I hope it is, but I will then investigate this as a topic further.
I thank everyone who has helped me so far, and I thank those who don’t even know they have helped:
A Prayer For the Unemployed
Heavenly Father, we remember before you those who suffer
want and anxiety from lack of work. Guide the people of this
land so to use our public and private wealth that all may find
suitable and fulfilling employment, and receive just payment
for their labor; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.