My Unemployed Life: Sharing the Knowledge


My name is Syndi Blatt, and I am a 52-year-old woman who was recently laid off, after working for 25 years. Six months ago, my boss walked into my office and closed the door. He was accompanied by the president of the nonprofit organization we worked for, so I knew immediately that I was getting the axe.

Rumors had been flying rampantly about additional layoffs, since donations were down dramatically. The president of the organization talked for about 15 minutes, but my head was spinning and I heard nothing of what he said. I was to work for the next two months and then I would receive a severance package. Big deal!