I am an interior designer who has done office design for 10 years. Obviously with everyone working from home there is no need for new construction projects in our market sector. My firm reduced our hours to 20/week in June and I was laid off in October. I do not have the skills/training to jump into life science or multi family residential design which are the only firms hiring right now. A friend reached out with an opportunity at her firm but it's an entry level role which means it only pays about 30K a year (I was making 70K) with no real room for advancement. It would get me some life science/lab planning experience but I wouldn't be able to make ends meet on that salary. In 2-3 years I would likely be able to jump to a new firm and get back to the previous salary but I don't know if I want to give up my unemployment now for a job that pays so little. In 2-3 years I think the office market will be back, our clients are saying they will need to make modifications to their space to reflect post pandemic needs which means we will be busy. My husband says I will need to get a second job if I do this, we cannot pay our mortgage, student loans, daycare for our 3 year old and save anything if I took this job.