Checked Out: A Librarian’s Reflection on Toxicity, Mismanagement, and Burnout in the Library Field

Part 3 — Introduction: Adulthood Crashes In

After moving back in with the parents, I did what I could to scramble for a job that could also be a passion and ultimately a career. But then, the full realization of the Recession hit and I finally understood what it meant.

Less money for businesses. Downsizing for those businesses. Fewer jobs being offered. Intense competition for these jobs against the downsized…