“I was being laid off due to budget cuts,” he said. “I was very shocked.
“Being there for 21 years — I wish they could have found a place for me on campus to keep me going until 25 years.”
McDonald, 46, wondered how he would find another state job in his field as facilities manager in the Mass Communications and Journalism Student Media Center. He had three children — ages 9, 10 and 12 — and a wife to support.