The Downturn In The Economy finally came home to roost in the last week of April: my husband was laid off from his job.
In the interim between then and now, we have been making calculations and trying to configure what we will need in order to stay where we are, i.e., have a roof over our heads and food on the table (forget clothing; we wear twenty-year-old stuff anyway).
Meanwhile, hubby is applying for jobs all over, not only here where we currently live, but wherever there is anything remotely related to his expertise and experience. In this economy, and at our stage in life, we have to retool ourselves and adapt to a changing world. The internet (as much as I love it) has impacted the information-disseminating professions, specifically--newspapers--in a profound, and negative way.
The revenue models are changing, with the advent of "it's on the internet, it's FREE." Anyone can anonymously spout what is purportedly called 'news,' with little or no research, interviewing of CEOs or fact-verification. And be believed. And affect the stock market - either to rise, or plummet to the depths.
We are-or rather he is-searching for jobs all over, in the USA and abroad. I think there was something in Beijing.
Here's hoping for Jerusalem (-but I'm open to Tel-Aviv. . . )
Any ideas? Email me.