This lesson was made very clear to me and my husband a few weeks ago when he was laid off from the company he worked for for 16 years - he had built a solid reputation with them as a hard worker, but they still decided to lay him off despite that. He has a lot of experience in his field though, so he was able to get another job immediately.

On the other hand, I work for a smaller company that processes life and health insurance applications, and so far I've been able to keep my job because we've got a lot of work, and will probably continue to get a lot of work as long as this pandemic continues.

Despite that, management at my company shows very little appreciation to me and the other people that work for them.

I'm continuing to toil on at my job and looking for other things to find pleasure in, like writing and crocheting, which right now are my two main hobbies, and enjoying time with my husband and our friends, and working on our house.

I started writing in elementary school and never stopped. I enjoy sharing stories about my hard-learned life lessons and writing advice.

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