In a world where unemployment is on the rise and job uncertainty is entering more peoples homes, it doesn’t come a surprise that our mental health is taking a hit. A US – based professional network for women has tried to claim that ‘unemployment is the new sabbatical’ and that we should try to find the silver lining. Most followers have understandably not agreed with the comments and have found them to be tone deaf and slightly insensitive in the current climate.
One would have to be in a position of extreme privilege to find the silver lining in unemployment. Most people have found themselves in dire situations, don’t know how they will pay their bills or how they will find the money to put food on the table. It might be nice to be able to ‘strategize for the next chapter’ as put by the network called Girlboss, unfortunately for most it will be strategizing how to survive.