Hi Patrick Coppedge ! Everything you said is so very true. When you are unemployed, at first it can feel good if you've left a horrible job. Like a much-needed break and as you make a plan and maybe enjoy a little downtime you know that things will be fine. However, once the weeks pass it can become more and more stressful. It's important as you said during this time to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Talk to people, exercise, eat right and make good decisions. We have ALL been there but we came through even though it seemed impossible. Thanks, Patrick!
Hi Patrick Coppedge ! Everything you said is so very true. When you are unemployed, at first it can feel good if you've left a…
You watch your credit go down the tubes. All money is gone, then what? I understand why the homeless exist
Jennie; I'm with you on my credit being in the tank. So if potential employers are running credit checks, I don't stand a chance. In the last eight years, I have buried four of my immediate family members: Oldest brother, kid sister, my Dad and in October, my mother. Few people pass easily. I have worked since I was 16-years-old. However, once my mother got ill three years ago, I had to quit my job of 27 years to take care of her for three years before she passed, because the only ones left in my immediate family are my brother and I. He has a broken back from a crane accident 21 years ago, so he couldn't take care of Mom. I have PLASTERED my resume all over Houston and the surrounding areas. All I've gotten are four phone interviews. I went through my entire 401K taking care of my mother and brother (who is on disability and SNAP.) I also had to declare bankruptcy because I couldn't pay all my bills and my mother's expenses without a job. I just salvaged my car from being repossessed with my income tax return. Other than that, I don't have two nickels to rub together. Seriously. My brother with the broken back is in pain 24/7. He's on a lot of meds. following two, failed back surgeries. We have always been the closest of the four siblings. NOW, he is so ANGRY that I haven't found a job yet - despite my spending 100's of hours blitzing any potential job out there I may qualify for. I was actually fired from my last employer because I was doing my job. That employer called me a, Whistleblower, and I believe they are giving me bad referrals should a potential employer contact them. With that said, my brother told me this week, If you don't work, you don't eat. So he told me he needs all his money from disability to pay his own bills and that he will no longer feed me off his SNAP benefits. He called me a liar and a thief because some family members were helping us to keep the utilities on, but that ended in Dec. So we're just sitting here waiting for the utilities to be turned off because he will no longer allow me to manage his disability funds in order of priority to keep things from getting turned off. When he called me a thief and a liar, regarding family members paying our utilities, I reminded him that these relatives had asked for the actual bills and paid them for us to ensure the money went to where it needed to go; so we didn't spend it on other things. I have a frozen turkey in the freezer I bought on sale at Christmas. That is all the food in the house. I never would have expected this of my brother who kept telling me what a good job I was doing in keeping everything going. I am definitely what you call, Down and out, and have been living on some frozen almonds I found in the freezer. In the past week, he has almost burned the house down twice - first, by leaving some eggs he was boiling on the stove until all the water vaporized out of the pan. I woke up to the smoke alarm going off and my dog trying to wake me up. The fire alarm was going off and when I got to the kitchen, there was a huge flame coming out from the stove's burner with no water in the pan. The whole house was filled with smoke because he put the eggs on and then fell asleep. Then he was heating up a t.v. dinner in the microwave, which he put on high and the house was again filled with smoke. I was out in the garden trying to de-stress. Now he says he wants to sell the family home that was left to both of us by our parents. He says it's time to go our separate ways. I cannot tell you how much I have done for him over the years - both financially, medically and getting him up off the floor when he falls because his legs are playing out. So if you want to talk about depression, I'm there, and there's no reason for it except he's gotten his panties in a wad and is taking it out on be because I can't get a job. Life just stinks. I've been looking for a year now and can't even get a job delivering pizzas, as a cashier at a car wash near our home, of a grocery store. I have a college degree and have applied from small retail to Fortune 500 companies; and everywhere in between. Suddenly, everything is MY FAULT because I can't get a job.
If you don't work, you don't eat.
Down and out,
Jennie; I'm with you on my credit being in the tank. So if potential employers are running credit checks, I don't stand a…
See if there is utility assistance in ur area thru utility co. Sounds like u should be on public assistance too
I needed to read this. And to come back and read it again.