When something terrible happens to us, it’s human nature to seek out others who’ve experienced the same woes.
No one wants to feel alone, after all.
This holds true with getting laid-off, too. Fortunately — or, rather, unfortunately — it’s not hard to find someone else who’s been fired after you’ve lost your job.
Just search the Internet. Plenty of unemployed folks are blogging about their struggles to find a new job.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an interesting story about this trend. It also highlighted several interesting blogs run by fired workers. For instance, there’s Tryout for Life and Tales from the Recently Laid Off.
Both are interesting reads. And if you, too, have recently lost your job, check them out. They contain some tips for keeping your sanity while hunting for a new job. They also serve as reminders that you’re far from home. And that, sometimes, is the one thing we all need to understand.