Layoffs have become the new Hollywood reality -- and a reality show, too, thanks to Fox -- and, yes, I was one of those casualties. Last week, I was let go at Variety amid a round of staff cuts, and not only is it a blow to the ego, as a mother it makes you reflect on what this means for your children.
Certainly, I'm not the only mom in this town, or parent for that matter, to have experienced the falling ax. Some of my former colleagues who were let go are parents themselves. And this week alone has seen the announcement of more layoffs at the Screen Actors Guild, Yahoo and the closure of Fox Atomic.
I'm sure there were moms at those organizations who now have to contemplate a different kind of extreme makeover.
But it's not just the now-unemployed moms. Still-employed parents are seeing the ground...