It just so happens that there's a lot of hoopla going on lately about Conan O'Brien and his open letter to "People of Earth". It amazes even me that your 'not so average, everyday Joe' can be affected by a recession, much less losing your job.
In the article 'Conan O'Brien hits a nerve with America's job insecurity' on Wallet Pop, this quote got my attention and fast!
"O'Brien is giving a voice to the unemployed during the worst recession in 25 years. In an economy when people will work overtime without pay so they can hold on to their jobs, it's refreshing to see an employee -- albeit a millionaire -- speak his mind about his bosses and not fear for his job. Or if there is any fear, at least O'Brien should have enough in the bank to make his next job search a lot easier."O'Brien is a lucky man. He can stand his ground to his employers and really have nothing to lose. It's not like he won't find another job for he is quite talented and there's no way he won't let his expertise go unused. The man wrote not only for 'Saturday Night Live but, for 'the Simpson's' as well! Even if his bosses decide to cut their strings and take their losses, he's going to come out smelling like a rose ..
But, not everyone is that lucky. Some of us everyday Joe's have to make a living doing whatever you have to do to survive. Some of us everyday Joe's have gone unemployed for months and even years before finding something to put food on the table, pay the bills, keep a roof over your head .. blah blah blah. This is why it's so important for us to become frugal in one way, shape or form. You never know when it'll happen to you .. YOU might be the next one to lose your job.
Just be forewarned, people .. you can do it, every little bit helps .. no telling how long this recession will go on and even when it does ease up, wouldn't it feel good to have known you made it through and comfortably so? Lessons to learn to share with the next generation when we may have another recession to endure 25 years from now.
I'm just sayin' .. ;-)