(Closed) husband jobless for too long

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Why can’t you look for more/different work?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - San Diego, CA

At this point it sounds like any job would help your situation out a lot, Why can’t your husband just find something else; Like a retail job. It’s definitely not something that he would want to do but it seems like it would help your situation out a lot and give both of you peace of mind while he’s in this waiting process. It won’t be forever. If neither of you are able to bring in any extra income then you’re going to be sitting and waiting and becoming more resentful. Somebody has to find a way to bring in more income right now before you end up taking out a loan. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Can’t he pick up some spring yard cleanup, gutter cleaning, handyman, dog walking, anything to bring in some money while he’s exploring these other options? There are online neighborhood bulletin boards in my community where people post their needs or their availability for such things all the time.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

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anon0716 :  Can he try to file for unemployment? I know certain situations will allow you to collect even though he quit. He quit because he thought he had a job. It’s worth it to check it out. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

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anon0716 :  I’m not trying to be mean, but Uber seems like an odd choice with his history of DWIs and drug possession. Why wait to ask friends? 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I’m sorry to hear you’re going through a tough time and hope he finds something soon. In the meantime, don’t pour gasoline onto the fire by TTC before your financial situation improves.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - San Diego, CA

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anon0716 :  I’m not sure how your school district works but I’ve done substitute teaching before. the requirements were that you must have a certain amount of credit hours if you’re currently enrolled in college if you don’t have a two or four-year degree. It won’t help you much during the summer but at least getting it started, you might be able to start doing that sooner rather than later and the pay is actually pretty awesome. I also didn’t have a lot of experience outside of nannying but having substitute teaching on my resume gave me a lot of Leverage for some other jobs I’ve held.

I hope things get better for you guys soon though, good luck to both of you 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I would not count on uber. I did it and it was really expensive and time consuming to set up (police clearance also required). And then i didnt make much  at all. Unless he’s prepared to drive like 12 hours a day, at night and ferry drunks arund, he won’t make a living. That’s just my experience.

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