Saturday, December 3, 2011

Repeat Performance - Pounding the Pavement

I'm no economist or political pundit, but I find it more than unsettling that 3 years later, this 2008 post on job loss and search is still incredibly applicable.  Because if you're not underemployed or unemployed, you surely know someone who is.

 All you have to do is spend a few minutes truly listening to the person who's life has been turned upside down and inside out by the economy.  And you'd quickly begin to grasp the immensity of the devastating effects that this national crisis has had on families - not only on their wallets, but their relationships, their health, their self-confidence, their faith.

And, truth be told, some sort of life-altering job upheaval could strike any one of us at any time.  You're surely kidding yourself if you think you're somehow home free.

As you read the post, you'll see that I approach this subject wearing three hats - as a counselor, a coach, and a spiritual director.  Because this anguish, like life itself, is truly multi-dimensional.

"Job loss. A huge blow to the wallet. To our identity and sense of self. To our plans, hopes, and dreams. And, sadly, in the current economy, something that a good number of us just might have to face. The days of having a secure job are over. The reality is that a pink slip could be placed on any one of our desks at any time.

If you're in that boat, it's natural to be ... "


- hats by PermaCultured -


  1. It is the reality. I have so many friends who have received the pink slip this past year and know the emotions, worry and also faith that goes with it. I pray God blesses, provides, and allows you to see the reason this happened.

  2. It's a reality that's hard for all of us to accept ... that often life isn't what we hoped it would be, that there are disappointments that are often not of our own doing, that people are not there for us and let us down.

    That there is pain and hurt and frustration and fear along the path.

    And that God is there for us even when others don't quite know what to do with our situations.

    Thanks, Shanda, for stopping by!


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