Community and Layoffs
“Layoffs.” The word sparks fear in the tech community. From Stripe to Twitter to our own ecosystem, the recession hasn’t been friendly to tech employees. Having been laid off in a past career (higher education), I know first-hand how awful it feels, and how it can affect your mental health, self worth, and ability to make ends meet.
Even if you’re not the ones laid off, there’s still fear, myriad emotions, and “survivor’s guilt” for still being in your role. Everyone is affected.
This week we created a post full of resources for those affected by layoffs. If you’ve recently been laid of, please DM Michelle or Post Status on Twitter for a complimentary Post Status membership, or contact us on our site. We’re in your corner.
In the Spotlight
Post Status professional member Leo Gopal is in the spotlight this week. Leo is a Codeable Expert Community Advocate, one of the WordPress.org Community Team Reps for 2023, and a fierce advocate for mental wellness in tech.
Join Us on Meetup
Join the Post Status meetup here: meetup.com/post-status/ and then RSVP for the meetups that best meet your needs (one, two, or all three). March’s meetups will be posted soon!
- Podcast: The WP Minute – How much are WordPress agencies earning?
- Podcast: Underrepresented in Tech – Luck Has Nothing to Do with It
- Post Status Product Owners Meetup March 16
- Post Status Professionals Meetup March 16
- Post Status Agency Meetup March 17
- WordCamp Phoenix March 24
- YoastCon May 11
- WordCamp Europe June 8-10
Photo of the Week
Today’s photo of the week comes from Shusei Toda in WordPress Photos.
This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.
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