The 2008 global financial crisis was directly responsible for my “layoff” from an exceptionally great job in early 2009. At the time, the idea that crossed my mind was that I’d never see the inside of that office again. And I was right. A senior-level legal secretary, my position at a large, prestigious law firm in San Diego, California was suddenly forfeit as the global crash took hold of the American economy and didn’t let go for a long time. One hundred twenty-five of us lost our jobs at that firm within a six-month period. The middle class, of which I have been a member all my life, inherited the lion’s share of what the media came to call the “Great Recession.” Law firms all over America filed bankruptcy, reorganized and restructured in reaction to the crash. Southern California was particularly hard hit. Unfortunately for us middle class employees, our jobs were gone overnight. Tens of thousands of worker bees and our families were affected and not in a good way.
This is my personal story. It chronicles how the economic crisis grabbed me by the collar and literally threw me into the deepest part of the ocean without a life jacket. I became a “99er,” lost my health insurance and ultimately fell from the cradling arms of the middle class. Through diligence and the steadfast support of my family and close friends as well as God’s constant guidance and direction, I made my way back…just a little, you understand. I can realistically say I will never again experience the life I knew before the nightmare began.
My book is available on Amazon.com in e-form (Kindle, I-phone, I-pad).
As of August 16, 2019, I’ll be publishing under the pen name, C. Rynn Logan.
Long story, but I recently decided to publish under my mother’s maiden name, a very old, very Irish name.