You Only Get Laid Off Amidst a Pandemic Once (Hopefully). Now What?

A photo of me and all my friends

It was a grueling, anxiety-filled two weeks preceding the news. Having been recently promoted onto my team, if the cuts reached the dermis, I’d be one of the most vulnerable.

With the announcement that the majority of our department would be eliminated, it came as little surprise when I received the dreaded Zoom invite from HR. More surprisingly…