A Layoff Story: My Deal with the Devil


As a freelance copy editor, I was always looking to fill my schedule, praying for long-term gigs so that I wouldn't have to constantly search the job boards.

Then one day a close friend of mine called and told me the fashion magazine that she wrote for needed someone during Fashion Week. Taking the job meant that I'd have an entire month booked; plus, I'd be working alongside a bestie. The decision was obvious.