January 1, 2010 6:59 PM Subscribe
Recently fired from my job, I'm wondering if there's something I can do with this time on my hands besides immediately looking for a new job, keeping in mind that I still have bills to pay.
posted by digitaldraco to Work & Money (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I was recently (read: yesterday) fired from my job. I am re-hireable should I want to return, and I have already for unemployment.
I have bills to pay. Car insurance, car loan, cell phone, credit cards, student loans, and so on. I received a payout that can keep me afloat for about a month or so, but I'd rather not use it all if I don't have to. I do not have health insurance any more, as I was insured through my employer. I have enough money in the bank to last me until when my next payday would have been this coming week, and then I'll need to start tapping into my payout check.
My immediate response was to start hunting around craigslist.org and Monster.com, updating my resume and job hunting. I have a B.A. in psychology, 8 years of retail experience (some of that at a supervisory level), and both creative writing and grad school aspirations, but I know that school and work aren't all there is to life.
Part of me is wondering if there isn't something else I could do with all this free time I now have. I'd been talking about wanting to take a week off to catch up on my personal life, to do things that keep getting put aside after or before work.
Maybe I could do something more than just catch up.