I'm unemployed in two weeks.
The budget cuts at my company mean that all non-essential positions are being lost. As I'm in business development and they don't want to / can't increase their clients anyway - I'm out.
One thing I regret - about 6 weeks ago and they offered me a different job in the same company for less pay. I declined as I have a couple of on the side small business ventures that will probably be up and running within about 6 months so I didn't want to take on anything new, nor did I want to work my you know what off for less pay. I also thought I would be able to find something easily(preferably part time to give me more time to work on the small business). I know I know misplaced optimism but around here even 3 months ago there were still more jobs then there were people looking for them.
So that was 6 weeks ago and I only started looking for a job this week and it is definitely slim pickings now.
The downside is that if my BF loses his job we would more than likely lose our house eventually. The other downside is that until I get a job we will be on one income and our lifestyle will take a step down.
The upsides are that he does have a job, we're really doing okay, we do have a home, we have our health, we have our families, we have our friends and we have our dear little dog! And I'm here at home typing on Ehell all day because until I finish up in two weeks I'm only on three days a week so that could be an upside too!
Probably when I/we start focusing on the negatives it is because of the uncertainty - what is going to happen next....