My Unemployed Life: A Grandmother's Lament

My name is Alma Grady and I'm a single 58-year-old mother of three sons and a grandmother of six grandchildren.

I was employed as an executive administrator at American Express for 7.5 years. After watching the departures of many employees around me as a result of company restructuring plans, my turn finally came.

After notification of my layoff, I immediately signed on with a temp agency.