Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Layoffs in Tough Times

For most people, being laid off is somewhat of an inconvenience at best. At its worst, it can be a serious financial hardship. Now if it were me, I'd cut back and only be buying things that I considered important. Keeping up a premium membership on Atlas Quest is not one of those things that I'd consider important, but I've actually had people ask if I could delay their expiring membership for a week or so until they next their next unemployment check.

And my response has been--absolutely not! By golly, I don't want money from an unemployment check! So I'd extend the premium membership for several months for free. Save your money for more important things.

So if you're unemployed or find yourself joining the ranks of the unemployed and your premium membership is about to expire, let me know. You've helped support Atlas Quest (and myself!), and I'd like to return the favor when times get tough for you. Full details can be found on the Unemployment Pool Deal page.


Anonymous said...

WOW...that's awesome! Kindness matters! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

No doubt about it, you're a great guy!

Whirlwind said...

Ryan, that is just awesome. Thanks for being such a great person.

Liz Henderson (Hendel D'bu) said...

That is wonderful, Ryan - thank you for doing this for those that are struggling.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You rock! My hubby (the sole breadwinner of the family) was unemployed for almost 6 months and just found a job a couple months ago. But we didn't have a Premium Membership. It's great to know that if we did that there are nice folks willing to cut others a break for a little while, though.

By the way, I was trying to update our unlisted Found letterboxes on Atlas Quest on October 24th and wasn't able to. Did you stop that service recently?

~Twinville Trekkers

Sarcasmo said...

Wow, that was really nice of you Ryan! This is another outstanding example of why I have a Premium Membership! Love your website.

Ryan said...

You can only add those find on unlisted boxes during 'hat day.' Those can happen randomly on any day of the month. Might be the 24th, but it might not. Just log in every day and when you see a bunch of hats, start recording the finds! =)

-- Ryan

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ooops! Hat day, eh? I must have missed that memo. lol!

Thanks for the heads up.

~Twinville Trekkers

Anonymous said...

Hey rock!!!
A premium membership was one of our first indulgences once dh started working again...but not before we finally *could* indulge in something, LOL. (Letterboxing kept him out of the doldrums while jobhunting) I think it's great that you're helping people continue to feed their passion. :-)