(Closed) Unemployment stinks.

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I can relate somewhat.  FI was fired back in Feb. and has been on unemployment looking for work.  He has a disablity that prevents him from driving and it’s nearly impossible for him to find a job.  So his benefits ran out and he landed a part time, min. wage gig at a local convience store prepping food.  And, after two weeks, they just called to tell him not to bother coming in tomorrow because “it isn’t working out.”  His mother sounds pretty much exactly like your FMIL 😐 I don’t know if you’ve ever watched Everyone Loves Raymond, but she’s very similar to Marie – there’s even an episode where Robert gets an interview and she faxes the supervisor a letter letting him know what a “good boy” her Robbie is 😛 I can so see my FMIL doing this 😛  She’s wonderful and I love her like nothing else, but she doesn’t understand that her “helping” can be “hindering.” I imagine this is what your FMIL is feeling, also.  I have yet to confront mine about it, though, so geeze, if you do, let us know how it goes 😀

Post # 5
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4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sounds like a rough time for you guys, but make sure you are being there for eachother. It’s awesome you took a second job to take some of the pressure off so he can find something using his degree instead of just a factory job, but telling him I told you so or that he let you and your child down is pretty harsh and going to push him right into taking whatever job he can get. And it can be really tough to find a teaching job once the school year has begun (heck, around here it’s hard to find a teaching job any time of the year), so it really might not be the worst idea for him to take another job in the meantime, as long as he continues to seriously search for a better job using his degree.

What about subsitute teaching? The income isn’t bad, and it gets him a foot in the door next time there is an opening someplace. Most teachers I know either had to sub till there was a permanent opening, or had to relocate to get a teaching job immediately.

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