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Today, the United States and most of the world watched in wonder as the first African-American was sworn into the highest elected office in this nation. It was riveting, and exciting, and no one will forget where they were when it happened.

I know I won't. I was waiting to find out if I still had a job.

This afternoon, at 2pm, ClearChannel radio terminated my position at the local AM radio station, along with three other workers. My position was the most expendable on the AM side; while I did do board operator work, my main role was as a reporter, which ClearChannel no longer needed as they are weeding out local news coverage. I was given my last three weeks' worth of pay, and a nice severance package for the next couple pay cycles.

Tomorrow, while millions of people wait to see how Obama's first full day in office goes, I will be speaking with my apartment complex, packing boxes, and trying desperately to find employment in an economy already drained to the dregs. My husband and I will be moving in with my mother-in-law, and trying to get our feet back underneath us.

I'm actually rather excited about the prospect. My previous job was the only thing holding my husband and I in the area, and now that it's gone, I see several doors opening. But that doesn't mean anything in the next couple months is going to be easy.

Date: 2009-01-21 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] havocmangawip.livejournal.com
Hang in there! Thank goodness for severance packages.

Date: 2009-01-21 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amea.livejournal.com
Oh, sheez! That's awfully terrible. :(

Best to you. I'm glad you're seeing the silver lining and I hope you find some even greater adventure in the weeks to come.

Date: 2009-01-21 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aliasheist.livejournal.com
Well. Damn.

I was hoping you'd be somehow lucky, but you've got options, because you are Foxy and Brilliant. Best of luck!

Date: 2009-01-21 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roaming-fool.livejournal.com
*hugs* You're going to be fine - this opens up a lot of travel possibilities for you too, since you may want to go where the jobs are. Whatever happens, you and Aaron will meet it head on.

Date: 2009-01-21 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moviequeen985.livejournal.com
Ugh. That sucks. Well, I hope people are right about Obama, and he does create jobs, so you won't be unemployed for long.
I was in my voice lesson when he got sworn in. Singing about offing men who've done me wrong. :)
Love ya!

Date: 2009-01-28 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] talesonelves.livejournal.com
Welcome to my world. Tee-hee.

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