I work for a company that builds new homes here in town and it is one of the biggest local contractors around.
Prior to the pandemic, we had close to 500 employees working for us, but unfortunately, we had to furlough a few of them and some were laid off until further notice.
My coworker Danielle, who was a Project Manager, got laid off during the second round of cuts. I was devastated to see her go because she was my lunch buddy and I consider her a friend. Well, a couple of months later Danielle found a job at a local Estimating firm, and she seemed to like it there. Unfortunately, that did not last for long before she was let go because of cuts due to the pandemic. With no source of income Danielle had to figure something out because she has a daughter to support. She came across an ad for a real estate agent and she did not hesitate to answer it. She began classes and took her exam and within 4 months she had her license. She sent me her business card and I am so proud of her. She seems excited about becoming a real estate agent and has offered her services to me. She is a selling agent and said if I ever need to buy a house that she can walk me through the entire process. Currently, I am living at home with my parents to save some money, but when I do decide to buy my house in one year, I will seek Danielle’s assistance and I hope by then she will be a successful real estate agent.