I got laid off yesterday on a conference call. They fired all 100 U.S. medical transcriptionists because they have to pay us 5 times what they pay them in India. Our jobs are going there.
So here I am, 3 months pregnant, dh is unemployed and can't find work, and I have a 2-year-old. I was actually working as an editor, making a good wage at $18.50.
I've been seeing a grief counselor since my mom and sister both died this year. She advised me being laid off is a blessing and that I should collect the unemployment and take an emotional break from working for the next 9 months or so.
So I get a job offer, it's $10 less per hour than I was making, so $8 an hour. The only good thing is benefits and paid maternity leave of 2 months. I would be working at home again, doing the same thing.
Do I take the job or do what the grief counselor advised? I think unemployment would pay me more!