anxiousanon wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:13 pm
I am a 3L public interest student with a job offer at a legal services org after graduation. The org's ability to hire and pay is based on NY state budget. I'm scared that this situation is going to mean cuts to next year's budget and me losing my job. Someone tell me that's crazy and calm me down!
It's not crazy to be somewhat scared but you should temper that in the knowledge that this will be a transient impact and less long lasting than a normal recession.
The difference is best understood with this analogy. If you're driving home from work, a normal recession is like getting into a violent car crash. You get home, but only after a few days in the hospital, potentially permanent damage and likely in deep debt.
The COVID related problems are more like running out of gas or getting a flat tire without having a spare. Yeah it takes you time to get some gas and for the tire to be patched, but you get home within a day and are basically unhurt though tired and maybe having spent a few hundred dollars.