I was part of the huge layoff from SiriusXM on March 10, 2023. I have never been through such a tumultuous event in my life. I’ve always worked hard and give my best work whenever I am blessed with a job. And honestly, I was determined to make great strides and make SXM my last employer as I wanted to finish my career working for such a great company. Unfortunately, the company was losing subscribers and due to the state of the economy and the bottleneck of imported vehicles, car sales (which is the #1 source of our revenue) slowed down significantly. On the morning of March 6th, myself along with almost 500 other fellow coworkers were advised that the company was going to have an immediate reduction in force.
I was devastated. My whole life was dedicated to SiriusXM. I would work upwards to 50 plus hours a week, but didn’t mind because I knew I was building my future with the company. Outside of work, I always shared with others about our great stations and shows and encouraged people to subscribe. But I understand that they had to do what was needed to carry on even without me. So I thanked them for the opportunity and set out to try to figure out my life all over again.
Over the past few months, I searched endlessly for another job. But in such a competitive workforce with thousands of others who are out of work, all of my leads kept going cold. With my savings and severance running out, I knew I had to do something. So I begged for a job with my local grocery store to at least have money to try and pay some of the utilities. They offered me the position which I graciously accepted – going from making over $115K annually to $17.00 an hour. But anything was better than nothing. I would do my best to make it work. I actually enjoy working with everyone at the store and supporting all of the customers from day to day. But the work is not easy on me. I am a chronic pain patient with permanent injuries suffered from a rear-end car accident in 2005 on US 22 in New Jersey. I am a cancer survivor. And I was recently diagnosed with lymph edema where my legs and feet swell requiring daily compression treatments.
But even through all of this, I will NEVER give up or give out. I have a plethora of incredible skills to offer any great employer. I have an entrepreneurial heart that has the will to even create my own businesses where I can employ others who are looking for work. I am a creator of great ideas and products. I’ve been blessed with a winning voice for any jingle house or voiceover gig. But above all, I am very spiritually endowed and fully believe that even with this time that I have to endure in this valley, that something great will come of it.
At this time, I really just need a little help to support me until I get back on the saddle again. It saddens me that I am not in the position to help my mother or my child the way that I have been able to for all of these years. It hurt my heart to have my mother call me and tell me that at the age of 69, she got a job – knowing full well that if I hadn’t lost my job at SiriusXM, she would not have to do this because I was able to send money to her. My kid that I adopted when she was 7 just graduated college. I couldn’t even buy her anything. It hurts. But I know that the Universe will send me a breakthrough. I just refuse to believe otherwise.
With that being said, I am asking for any support to go towards my rent, utilities, insurance, food, gas and carnote. I have several credit card bills, but right now I just need to focus on survival, keeping a roof over my head and being able to drive to work and interviews when they come about. Anything you give would be greatly appreciated and I am certain that the Universe will return the blessing to you as it sees fit. And once I am in a place of abundance again, I would be more than happy to do my best to pay it back. I never ask for anything. I’ve never really had a reason to. But maybe this is the life lesson that I am slated to learn which I whole-heartedly accept because if I learn the lesson, then I elevate in my human experience in so many ways.
If you’d like to have a conversation with me, I am happy to tell you more and provide more details as there is so much to say. And to all who are guided to read this plea for help and lend a helping hand, I just want to thank you, right now, in advance and will pray that your territory is enlarged in the most delightful way.
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