Balancing Act: Laid Off During the Holidays

The holiday season has never been a joyous occasion for me. As a child, the only yuletide greeting I remember receiving was the same soliloquy from my red-eyed, sleep-deprived mother stating the obvious: "I don't have it." Since I was the oldest, I was always expected to make the sacrifice, and I did... albeit begrudgingly. So while some kids fondly recall unwrapping gifts, I think about how I had to help wrap gifts for others...
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