Work update: Looking for a job
Yesterday I found out my employer is bankrupt and I’m out of a job. Evidently you’re not supposed to lose your job when you’re on maternity leave. The state insurance that would cover your pay for one month is only valid if I put Linus in daycare right away and try to get a new job now. He’s only eight months so that is out of the question.
Also the SJF income insurance is out of the picture since you need to have worked 80 percent the previous 12 months, and besides SJF didn’t join this insurance until July last year so it wouldn’t be applicable even if I wasn’t on maternity leave.
This is a new situation for me. I’ve never been unemployed in my life. There’s a lot to find out about and I’m not liking it one bit. I will however be on maternity leave til the end of August, so I have some time to figure out what to do. I have also applied to some university courses as a backup plan.
Hopefully I’ll find a new job by then though. If you have any suggestions or ideas, do get in touch. My main focus is participatory/citizen media, with a journalistic twist and a blogging focus. I have twelve years experience of working with online news and reader interaction, using text, video, flash, and a lot of other techniques. Eleven of them was spent at aftonbladet.se, the website for Sweden’s largest daily, and one of the most innovative sites in Europe.
My citizen media blog can be found at citizenmediawatch.com
I live in Stockholm, Sweden, but would also love teleworking for an international company.