You, too? Not to worry. It’s going to be okay. Put down your beer/credit card/gun. Here are a few sites that will help you out (besides this one, of course).
WTF? I JUST GOT LAID OFF!
New York State Department of
Labor For New Yorkers who need to file for unemployment, check on payment status, or understand their options.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics For all kinds of stuff you may or may not want to know, including current unemployment rates nationally and by state.
Fired Up Network For resources and networking if you’re looking for work, thinking about starting a business, or considering going back to school for a post-graduate degree.
Smart Unemployment For answers to the questions you’re inevitably going to have: How do I file for unemployment? What’s the deal with COBRA? Can I get an extension? And, of course, what’s next?
THAT’S RIGHT, LET IT OUT
How I Got Laid Off For telling your story, and reading other tales of the ax.
Letters to Your Former Employer For what you really wanted to say but couldn’t because of that ridiculous NDA.
WHAT’S UP WITH THIS CRAZY INDUSTRY, ANYWAY?
ASSME.org The American Society of Shitcanned Media Elites. For humor, support, networking events, and news updates on the industry. Plus, T-shirts!
Gawker For keeping yourself updated on the hideousness of your former place of business, and everything else snarky and media-related.
The Layoff List For keeping track of who’s next.
I LAUGH, SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY
Unemployment Haiku Weekly
Unemployed Friends & Family, if you have a site you’ve found helpful, please email YourUnemployedDaughter@gmail.com. Or send her a care package. She misses you!