Post # 1
DH applied for a job about 1.5 weeks ago & we for SURE thought he’d get it. It fit him perfectly, he had every single qualification & they had a GREAT interview. It was DH’s dream job & its a place he would’ve worked at forever & made a career out of. DH stopped applying to other jobs, he was 110% sure. But they went with someone else. Its horrible :(. Jobs are hard to find & most places won’t even call DH back. We can’t pay our house bill this month now :(. Well, unless DH gets a job ASAP!
I’m stuck at work feeling very sad & I can’t leave work early cause we need the $ & I’m doing everything I can to not cry & wish customers would stop calling because I’m sure my voice sounds sad or at best fake happy. I work alone & just needed to vent. DH is taking it harder than I am.
Mondays :(. I don’t even want to submit this post cause it’ll make it seem “more real” that the job didn’t work out. But I could use some cheering up…
Post # 3
I’m so sorry he didn’t get the job. I don’t know how much help I’ll be because we’re also waiting for my husband to get calls about jobs but I’m sending hugs your way as well as hopes and prayers that he’ll get a job offer soon for somewhere that he loves just as much or more!
Post # 4
I’m sorry he didn’t get it. 🙁 You and your husband are not alone. It is terrible that the job market is so bad that many, many people are putting their lives on hold…
Post # 5
Crappy. I am sorry to hear that. Double damn. :/ I have almost gotten used to this happening with DH’s career hopes- he is in a very popular competetive field. Thing will work out somehow for you two!
Post # 6
I’m so sorry that he didn’t get the job. My FI was without a job for 3 months, and I struggled to make ends meet. But he eventually found something. I’m sure your DH will find a job soon, even if it’s just a temporary one as a filler for a little while until he finds one he loves.
(((Hugs))) to you.
Post # 7
Oh gosh I know exactly what you’re going through. We just got bad news about my SO’s new job so now he’s unemployed because he had quit his old one. I totally understand the not posting because it makes it real. I actually took a break from WB because it was such a slap in the face since it may have pushed back our engagement and it was so difficult to see posts from everyone who’s on track and happy with their lives.
All I can say is I’m sooo sorry and you will both be the stronger from this one day. It always helps me to think that maybe this is how it is meant to be and maybe there was something awful about the job that your DH wouldn’t have found out until working there. Or maybe it happened because something even better is up. I know it all sounds so empty and not true but in times like this it’s helpful to just believe and not dissect.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone. Today just got super busy. I’ve had so many phone orders I’m going crazy. At least it helps keep my mind off this. I can’t wait to go home…
The thing about this job was it was pretty unique, it was kinda in a field of its own. All other jobs he’s going to have a high competition rate.
What makes this worse is DH & I had a fight last night about this. I was mad he wasn’t applying to other jobs, he was mad I wasn’t trusting him. Now this happens & I so wish I was wrong. Now I’m kinda mad/sad/feel sorry for DH all mixed in one.
Post # 9
@mandb122: Hopefully both our DH’s get calls tomorrow! Has he been getting interviews at all? DH has only had the 1 interview in 2 or 3 months, his resume looks great & he has the worst luck. Every job that he would do great at loses his application in their computer, then he calls & they say “we would’ve hired you if we saw your application but we hired someone else already, sorry”. Its so annoying :/
@happymrs: Yea, I know quite a few people who are amazing people but sometimes finding a job can take a few months & then employers are concerned because of the lack of job history for the past few months.
@cbee: Its so crazy how a few years ago DH had multiple job offers (he got to pick what he wanted, it was nice) but now jobs he’d do amazing at, he hears nothing back. I secretly wish I could sabatoge the other applicants lol its tough!
@LindsayMaree: I’m glad you guys found something :). Was he able to get his career-related job or at a filler for now? We’re coming up to that 3 year mark & DH really doesn’t want to apply for “dead end” jobs which is the problem, he doesn’t care if he works min wage at a job he loves.
@LaurenK0105: I’m sorry :(. That’s horrible! Did he just start his new job? Can he go back to his old one? Hopefully if he left on good terms… That’s one thing I’m afraid of if I quit my job, that my new job will end. Thanks for the encouragement, DH has been saying that its for a reason & something better will turn up but he has no idea what could be even close to that job & I’m not sure if he truly believes its “for the best” but who knows.
Post # 10
I’m so sorry. My husband was recently turned down for a promotion and it was devestating. We would have basically been in our dream situation (enough to buy a house, able to afford a new car) and now we’re back to square one.
It absolutely sucks out there.
Post # 11
@canthugallcats: It’s just a filler for now. He’ll have his degree next year (he decided to go back to school to get his bachelors in business when he lost his last job), so he’s hoping it’ll help him land a better job. He does enjoy the job he just got though, selling cell phones. He’s a people person so he loves it.
Would he be willing to work a dead end job, even if it means while he’s working he’ll have to keep applying for jobs?
Post # 12
Im so sorry that you guys are going through this!! I know jobs are hard to come by my FI is having a hard time right now as well. He has a job but is looking for a better one that pays more. He has been on two interviews and unfortunately no luck. He just had one and should be finding out within a week.. Anyways I feel like everything happens for a reason. Your hunnie will find a job and a good one. If he didnt get this one its just not the perfect fit, but you two will find it. Keep your head up and believe that everything will work it self out.. It helps me relax when wehave $ issues. Good luck 🙂
Post # 13
@canthugallcats: Yea it’s pretty bad, he didn’t leave on good terms and through really no fault of his own. His boss had it out for him from the beginning for being 25 and having the other owner do the hiring. The new job is a private practice and he can only get self-pay clients so there’s no way he can survive in this economy with it.
That’s good you’re DH is taking that approach, even if it’s not full-hearted. Anything to keep the spirits up is what I say! I can’t wait til this crappy economy turns it’s big ol’ booty around.
Post # 14
So sorry to hear. J and I recently got excited about him getting a job. We were both really confident about it. The guy ended being a complete asshole and didn’t even give him the time of day. J looked so discouraged. It broke my heart.
I wish you and your DH the best of luck. It’s tough out there.
Post # 15
I’m so sorry! I completely empathize! I’m currently jobless (well I’m working part time as a substitute teacher but that’s hit or miss) and it sucks! I know how tough it is to get your hopes up and then have them dashed. It’s such a tough situation to be in and can really take a toll on one’s self esteem. Unfortunatly, the economy just sucks right now and jobs are scarce 🙁 Things will turn around eventually!
Post # 16
So sorry 🙁 Finding a job in this economy is no easy task. Sending lots of good thoughts and hugs to you and FI. * HUGS *