“Getting laid off just seems like a good excuse to do something different.”
–Kat, The Bold Type

I’m knee-deep in the layoff episode of The Bold Type right now, reflecting back to the “layoff” scene from The Handmaid’s Tale.

My layoff is over. The department is completely closed. The one girl they left behind to help with the transition has found a new job, so it’s over.

Jane copes with the layoff by getting cold-called for a dream job. Poor Jane. This is why I can’t relate to her. There is nothing but praise for her writing, though the show provides very little justification. “Of course, you’d have your own column.” Of course.

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