Here is the state of affairs. I am laid off because of circumstances beyond my control. I am searching for another teaching job.
Until then, I have to collect unemployment. As such, I am required to live with $1000 less every month. That is a hell of a lot of money to not have.
I couldn’t imagine being a person collecting unemployment who has to, on top of making car and mortgage payments, feed and take care of a family.
Character building. That’s what I’ll call this chapter of my life.