She saw it coming. She wasn't shocked...or maybe she was in shock. She couldn't be sure.
"I'm gonna have to let you go. I just don't have the money to pay you. With the business slowing way down I just can't afford to pay you right now."
It was effective immediately. That very minute. She packed up her stuff and drove back into town. A theme was sensed when she was unable to do a mobile deposit on her phone, and the ATM was down. She had to walk in and deposit it in person. She tried to think about how things could be worse.
She dropped all her office stuff off at the storage unit, and spent the rest of the day on the couch applying for jobs and watching My So-Called Life on Hulu. She was always surprised that every time she watched the show, she felt differently about each character.
At the end of the day she snooped. She checked on his emails to see if he put out a call for someone to take over her job. He hadn't. At least he had been telling her the truth. That made her feel a little better, that it was nothing she had done.
But that didn't put money in her bank account.