June 7, 2020
It is almost three months since my layoff due to COVID-19. For the first time, I do not have a mitigation or contingency plan for dealing with this situation. I reworked my resume to showcase transferrable skills. I applied to nearly one hundred job openings. Unemployment benefits barely cover weekly expenses, personal savings dwindling, and some creditors offer little or no relief.
It is a scary time. There are an estimated 42 million Americans claiming unemployment across the country. The time limit on payment deferrals is running out. With Nevada moving into its second phase for reopening, I hope this situation ends soon.