I thought it would be interesting to hear what New Yorkers, especially in the Tech industry, have been doing with their unemployment time. Lots of job hunting? If so, how's it going? Spending more time with your family? Starting a few initiatives of your own that you never had time for before? Sleeping in late?
During my period of unemployment (about 4 months), I spent a lot of time brunching with the rest of my unemployed friends.
Brief response right now
Oh yeah... and a whole lot of nothing.
I have been off for about 8 months (it was a planned vacation so I had some money set aside). I can say that it has been really great - I got a lot of work done on things that are important to me (www.xraylab.org) but at this point I need to go back to work and I don't want to! It's not that I didn't enjoy work but it sure is hard to beat NOT working.
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