We've had two developments this week that I am going to post about in hopes that someone reading this might have a connection or contact. It's all about six degrees of separation right!
ON MONDAY WE LEARNED:
Our renter in our home in Orlando is breaking her lease to move to another city. If you or anyone you know may be interested in renting it, please contact our Property Manager, Kim Cochrane firstname.lastname@example.org. And here is a link to the house listing +photos. it's a really cute house in MetroWest. All new appliances, new AC, security system, laminate floors. All lawn care included in the rent! Pets OK too!!
ON THURSDAY WE WERE TOLD:
That we are now a statistic of the recession. My husband Paul, who works as a web editor at The Guardian in the DC office, was told the the entire DC bureau will be closing.
So I am putting this out there -- If you hear of any positions in "web content editing/production" (doesn't have to be in the news industry) please pass them along to us. Here's a link to Paul's Linkedin profile and resume and here's my email. We are willing to move again if we need to but would love to find something in the DC/VA/MD area. We only just got here a year ago!
And that's been our crazy week!! I believe that sometimes you just have throw the word out there and you never know who might read this who can help!
I became a statistic of the recession at the end of September, when I was laid off from my job with Sacramento County. I'm also looking for work (most likely clerical, admin, word processing, data entry, etc.). I'd LOVE to move back to the SF Bay Area, but can stay here in Sacramento too.
Lucy - we have on our list a return to Florida as our Plan C. The jobs in my husbands field are almost zero there. Whereas here in DC there are at least jobs you can apply for. LOL! So we would move back only as a last resort and use it as an opportunity to change directions!
I've been a statistic of the economy since its start--seems freelance writers (www.alyiceedrich.net) and advertisers (www.thedabblingmum.com) are the first to go--as is extra money (my arts and e-book sales have also dropped). And trying to get a gig in or near town until things pick back up hasn't helped--it's a small community minded state with jobs going to "who you know" first.
A photograher friend of our has been hit really hard, too. People just aren't buying these days.
You learn to cut back on frills, sell off stuff you don't really need, and such. But God willing, we will all make it through before we are homeless.
They're also hiring an editor for Open Salon, but the job isn't officially posted yet -- see http://open.salon.com/blog/kerry_lauerman/2009/10/27/job_posting_open_salon_editor.
Thinking of you and Paul.
Please tell Paul to look on the websites for our local TV stations
here in Shreveport Bossier Louisiana....KTBS,KTAL...they have
been advertising on the Tv for various positions like Paul's.
Good Luck and God Bless.
Missy from the bayou
Cathie & Eddie
You may be a victim, Claudine, but you'll never be a STATISTIC, because you're truly ONE of a KIND.
I think that life has thrown you a curve ball, so pull out your glove, catch it, and throw the opposition OUT!
I used to work in DC, but I just don't have any contacts... I'll just have to put in a few positive thoughts.
I wish I could help you out. My husband just got a job in Orlando and I am staying in Ft. Lauderdale in our house due to children in school and no way to sell our house here. He needs some place to stay but we could not afford our mortgage and rent on a house. He has to find an efficiency or rent a room. We were in the same boat as you (job wise) until this opportunity came along. Hang in there..........