A number of people have lost their jobs due to corona crisis. I am also not an exception. People from different walks of life, different phases of life, different careers, all suffered and the suffering is not over yet. This is not a crisis of health only but also a crisis of sustainability.
Nobody would have imagined a situation like this where the fast running world would suddenly come to a halt and the jolt would hit them so hard that their world would fall apart. The frustration and helplessness of having no means to earn livelihood led many people to commit suicide. People with family to fend for are the worst sufferers.
For a country like India where a good job is a rare find, it is not difficult to imagine what a testing time people are going through.
I was a free bird until I lost my job recently. I was cautious enough to save myself from not getting infected but I could not save myself from getting unemployed. Corona affected me without infecting me and it is not a matter of two weeks to recover from.
For past fifteen years so many times I got fed up with my job. I thought of leaving it but every time the comfort of regular income to meet my daily, monthly and yearly expenses changed my mind. The efforts to learn something new and equip myself with new skills could not materialize because of lack of time. After a hectic working shift, all I wanted to do was refresh myself for the next busy day.
Now I have plenty of time. I spent one whole month exploring the possibilities of job I could find and finally decided to learn something new before desperately grabbing another job. Corona dragged me out of my comfort zone and now I am bold enough to experiment with my skills.
I do not know what future has it for me but at present I can try something.