Think You Have It Rough? Talk to Carolyn Gusoff

Carolyn Gusoff covered the Long Island beat for WNBC until the station let her go in December as part of a round of budget cuts. It's been a rocky transition for the vapid TV reporter—or so she says in a Newsday opinion piece—as she details the "harrowing and debasing ordeal" involved in filing for unemployment, and the challenge of paying for gas, parking and phone bills when you don't have any income coming in. Even tougher? Just looking for a job is more expensive than keeping one, since job interviews require that her nails "be perfect" and her hair has to be coiffed just right. It's a good thing she won't have to worry about paying out of pocket to keep up with her plastic surgery habit. Her husband—as she neglects to point out amid all the worries of mounting phone and cable bills—is prominent plastic surgeon Jon Turk.