These are unprecedented times. Over the past few weeks, unemployment claims have skyrocketed and we have entered an immediate recession. The possibility of a global depression could soon be a reality.
Many of us–myself included–have found ourselves redundant, laid off, or in some form or fashion unemployed.
As we enter this new economic phase thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic, here are five recommendations for what you should be doing right now if you are out of work.
A little over a month ago, it was business as usual. The economy was strong, the stock market was at or near all-time highs, and unemployment was at stunning lows. Then COVID-19 began to rapidly spread across the globe and dominate the media.
Everything changed, and at lightning speed.
Within a one to two-week period, millions began filing for unemployment, many companies froze their hiring, and those who were able to began working remotely.
Alright. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here, and for good reason. I’ve been busy at my new job with Vaughan Premier and Lights for All Occasions.
So, since it’s the holidays and I’d like to share something with you, here are a bunch of photos of my cat Thundercleese. The top 5 photos I’ve posted on Instagram in 2013.
Need I say more?
#5. The “Lights Out”
#4. The “Beached Whale”
#3. The “Cuddlez Plz!”
#2. The “I’m Too Sexy for my Fat”
#1. Totally Adorable.
As you enter the break room on the ground level of Vaughan Premier, in the inner corner of the warehouse for Lights for All Occasions, Little Bright Lights, Décor for All Occasions and an assortment of other e-commerce sites, you are greeted with a message.
It reads as follows:
“I cannot say it too many times
You are the best”
It is a resonating message, one that provides a constant reminder that it’s not just doing a great job for awesome customers that make a place great, it’s the people: the people that package the items that ship out of here each and every day, the people in customer service who take customer calls, the people who ensure that the products and service we provide is top notch day in and day out.
As I looked at this sign on my first day, it made me smile. I snapped the above photo as a memento; a mantra to remember how Vaughan Premier has some amazing people. On my first day, it made me very excited to get to know them.
…you take off your socks after a busy day, and a sense of relaxation causes a ripple of shivers to cascade up your body. That is the best.
…you ride your first 20-mile bike ride in a month, snap a few great shots of the beautiful rural landscape, and have that good soreness when you get home. That is also the best.
Here’s one of the shots, from Rexville: