Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! You're unemployed...

The next few posts will share my thoughts and experiences navigating the Texas unemployment system, adjusting to vastly decreased income, and searching for a new job. I am in my thirties, been in the workforce post-college since 2000, and this is my second time to be laid off.

I did get a little bit of notice—December 19—that I was likely to be laid off at the end of the year when the contract I was working on for a client ended but I didn't get official word until December 31. I asked for my last day to be January 1 since I had missed the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. I got my wish so at least I have healthcare until the end of the month.

In my next post I will explore applying for unemployment benefits in Texas.