New skills and contacts can help you deal with unemployment “If the pink slip comes what would you do? If you paused before answering you need a better Plan B.” [Consumer Reports Money]


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  1. FatLynn says:

    Sell my eggs. That’s the Plan B.

  2. rpm773 says:

    Wait, I paused for only like 2 seconds. Is that too long?

  3. fatcop says:

    There will always be criminals.

  4. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    Ugh. You’ll need more than that. I’m *still* dealing with my unemployment. I’ve got a temp job at the company that hires anything that breathes (call center) and its looking more and more that I won’t be finding any web design jobs any time soon.

  5. Mary Marsala with Fries says:

    I don’t think this is a spectacularly well-written piece, but I do agree with the overall message of it: Be creative. I’m in a very hard-hit area, and the people who are making it are the ones who thought outside the proverbial box — started side businesses, cashed in on hobbies, or took what they knew “on the road” IRL or online. The people who are really dying are the ones who don’t have anything or want anything other than a 9-5, full-benefits gig.