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The Breadwinners


Jun 25, 2020

It’s never good news when HR unexpectedly joins a meeting with your manager — and such was the case for Betty Wong Ortiz, editor extraordinaire, who like millions of others was laid off at the start of the pandemic. In this episode, Betty shares her job search story with Jennifer — and how being honest on LinkedIn led to a viral post of 23,000 views as well as a supportive network of connections and potential new job leads. Please help us grow: Rate, review and subscribe to The Breadwinners today! Episode Links I Got Laid-off Over Zoom This Year, But Found an Incredible Community Because of It https://www.synchronybank.com/blog/millie/laid-off-over-zoom/ With Jobless Benefits Set to Lapse, Congress Is at Odds Over an Extension https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/us/politics/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus.html More People Will Be Fired in the Pandemic. Let’s Talk About It. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/opinion/layoffs-coronavirus-economy.html United States Unemployment Rate https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/unemployment-rate Want more Jennifer? Visit Jennwork: www.jennwork.com Want more Rachael? Visit Reworking Parents: www.reworkingparents.com Want more Betty? Visit her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettywongortiz/ Our music is “Run for your Money,” by Devil and Perfects. Listen to them on Spotify.