Posted by Noa on July 3, 2008, at 19:17:44
In reply to Re: I'm back » Noa, posted by zenhussy on July 3, 2008, at 2:08:57
Thank you all for all this support. Today I'm doing a little better. Actually, quite a bit better, I guess. I've stopped the constant crying, not thinking about the suicidal feelings, and I'm eating again after three days of not being interested or able to. The not eating was a new symptom for me. Now I just hope I don't go way in the other direction, which is more typical of me.
Even tho I mentioned them not renewing my contract, I was a salaried employee, not a contractor. We had yearly contracts. They are giving me some severance, though I don't think it's enough given that they let me go at a time of year when there are no jobs open in this field, and I worked for them for a decade. And, of course, I have to pay full price now for health coverage, etc.
Thanks again everyone for the support. It really helps. I do think I've been in a state of shock.
Today I just did a couple of things, taking it slowly. Not fully ready to jump fully into the job search, although I have done a few things, such as uploaded my resume and filled out the online application on a head-hunter's website, and also sent my resume to a large list-serve of professional colleagues, asking them to let me know if they hear of any leads.