Between the coronavirus economic impact and the fear of catching COVID-19, it's easy to be anxious all the time, but things could be worse.
Can you relativize?
Can you see the bright side of things when dark clouds arrive?
Are you able to compare your situation with that of other people to understand when you're better off?
(It's ok to do, you can still feel bad for them without feeling guilty.)
Let's hope this is true:
I completely agree: if you understand how things can go wrong, you're more likely to avoid them happening to you.
With that in mind, here we go…
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18 ways the coronavirus economy can make your career worse before it gets better
1. You keep your job, but you get a worse boss
2. You lose your job and get depressed
3. You lose your job due to catching the coronavirus
4. You lose your job due to your employer ignoring the coronavirus
5. You lose your job due to catching the coronavirus, and then the health workers get laid off while treating you
6. You lose your job due to a family member getting sick and needing to care for them, and they eventually die
7. You lose your job due to the coronavirus economic depression
8. You lose your job due to the coronavirus economic depression and future companies downplay the whole situation after the fact
9. You lose your job after spending a lot of money to keep it going
10. You lose your job after your internet goes down so you can no longer work from home
11. You lose your job “temporarily” and your company expects you to come back in better shape than you left
12. You lose your job “temporarily” and your company discovers how to replace you with robots or software, making the furlough permanent
13. You need a new job but finding a good one, or just one, has gotten a lot harder
14. You need a new job but you don't know how to find one in 2020
15. You need a new job but you can't find one, get evicted and lose healthcare access
16. You need a new job but you can't find one, and you need to crowdfund just to survive and pay the bills
17. You find a new job, but it puts you at risk of catching COVID-19 while trying to stop other people from catching it
18. This all eventually blows over, and you have to go back to a job you hate
On the lighter side…
19. This all eventually blows over, and you have to go back to a job with stinky, spoiled yogurt on your desk
Keep your chin up! It's not all bad
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