Just in case you haven't noted, we are in or are slithering into a recession, depending on what industrial sector you depend on most. Although automobile industry is pretty dominant over here, recession hasn’t hit me personal. But I remember the dot com crash in earlier this millennium very well. My employer went out of business after the main customer reduced the rates by 20% or 30%.

I promise this isn’t a fun experience, even when you have no problem at all finding a new job. By German law you get your payments for three months from the state when your employer can’t pay you anymore. But in order to get this money you have to go to work. Even when there is NOTHING you can do there! Frustrating as hell I tell you. So what to do about it? Easy take control and get active:

So how do go about this? Well everybody has to find her own way, but here are the things I am doing right now:

What are you doing? Let me know in the comments.