es.sen.tial: (Adj.) Absolutely necessary; extremely important.
I found out, on April Fool's Day no less, that I was being let go from the contract job I was so thrilled to land just a few short weeks ago. Although it was contract work, I really saw myself eventually getting hired. After almost two years of searching, I felt I had found a place where I could belong again. Then COVID-19 happened and I had to face the grim reality so many of us are dealing with right now. Back to the (seemingly) endless job hunt, the online applications, the phone interviews, the letdowns, etc. But this time, during a pandemic and with, to date, approximately 10 million other applicants searching as well. I am mentally preparing myself (again) for the long climb back to "normal" and have asked friends and family to start calling me Sisyphus.
I cannot be too upset, though, as it obviously made no sense to keep me on payroll during this worldwide trauma. But I refuse to believe it has anything to do with my not being essential. I am absolutely essential. To my friends and family, surely. Even to strangers when my good attitude and ready smile is essential - and this is while I practice social distancing. I am essential to myself as well. I tell myself, during the darkest periods, there has never been anyone anywhere else like me. Ever. I find that one miraculous thought keeps the despair from residing too long in my mind and heart.
I am not just writing this now because I need the boost. I wanted to share it with anyone else right who read the title and was intrigued. YOU are essential. We are all essential.
During this time in our collective history where illness, fear, unemployment, depression, and anxiety are daily headline news, we must remember the only way we will get through this is together and with each other's help.
And that, in and of itself, means each and every one of us is wildly, beautifully, incontrovertibly essential.
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I recently was laid off from my job of 7+ years.
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If i am selected for a position and accept, I understand that my current employer will then be asked to verify my experience.
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I'm looking to make no less than $22/hr.
Should I still list that amount even if the job posting the pay is $25/hr?
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It’s easier said than done to speak up at work—the irony.
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