Post # 1
I am on unemployment and benefits are ending within a few months. It sounds like I can’t refile for an extension. I have applied to so many jobs it’s insane. I had a really promising interview a few weeks ago and got a call they decided to go with someone else.
Im starting to get very nervous, anxious, and feel depressed about how I will make ends meet with a family of 5.
I had a baby 12 weeks ago and am happy I got to spend time with him, but I have a degree and experience in a growing field and have yielded nothing so far!!
For background-the company I was at totally screwed me and I had to fight tooth and nail for a tiny bit of severance. In sure you can look back in my posts. It was a really messed up situation, but you gotta try and make lemons into lemonade right???
Post # 2
I don’t have much advice, because I am in a similar boat as you. I understand the frustration and uncertainty you’re facing. I find that in my moments of optimisism an opportunity comes to light. Just try to focus on the positiivity in your life, and a job will come eventually.
Post # 3
My husband has been unemployed for 2 1/2 months now so I feel your pain! It is so frustrating trying to make ends meet. He has had so many phone interviews which have led to nothing. I feel you! Keep your head up!
Post # 4
Just stay positive. I’m kind of going through the same thing except I’m the one working and my husband has been on unemployment. We are a family of 6 everyday and 8 every other weekend. My husband was the breadwinner bringing home twice what I make. He was in an accident in December and was out of work for 3 months which was hard on us, especially being it was Christmastime. He went back to work the last week of February and was laid off after two weeks essentially putting him at home for 6+ months now.
We are actually just waiting on his toxicology test to come back to find out his start date on his new job and I feel so much relief, it’s been a lot on me to provide for everyone and I’m ready to get back to “normal”. Just hang in there and things will work out!!
Post # 5
When I was unemployed I was lucky enough to take a temorary position working part time for my mom, which has lead to a complete career change for me. I was ready to take on a second part time job at Starbucks (worked there in college) to make ends meet too. My point is to try to take anything you can get, even if it’s temporary. You never know where it can lead.
Try not to get too discouraged. I didn’t read your previous posts but is your husband working?
Post # 6
What do you do for a living? Anything you could do remotely? I ask because if it’s really a matter of paying the bills, you could try setting yourself up on a site like UpWork and bidding on jobs that interest you. Here’s the thing though, you’ve got to go full tilt. You’ll have to take the time (like an hour) to really build out your profile, take some proficiency tests related to the work you want, and then start bidding.
Don’t believe people who tell you it’s all low paying jobs. I make 5K+ a month through the exclusively and I work 20-30 hours a week (from my home office). I’ve been on it and actually using it for 18 months.
Just a thought. I hate to see people at the mercy of the universe.
Post # 7
I just filed for unemployment. I totally understand your frustration bee! I think you’ll definitely find something soon!
Post # 8
I’ve never heard of UpWork before. That is something I will look into this evening. I could work remotely for sure. I did so a few times at my previous jobs.
Post # 9
currently he is a full time engineering student. His next set of classes has him gone 8a-7p everyday a of the week. It’s intense! But theres no class on weekends and he’s been trying to find work as a “weekend warrior.” He had a great job before he left to finish school-he can’t leave it off his resume since he was there so long, but so far all of his interviews he had been ovequalified. Craziness! He told them he was willing to work hard but they said there was no way he would stay with them so they still turned him down.