Thursday, June 28, 2007

What a Downer

I know my last couple of posts have been a tad on the depressing side. Sorry 'bout that. I have never in my life been unemployed. Ever. So it is freaking me out just a tiny bit. I was counting on the unemployment to get me through the next month while I looked for a new job. Now I need to find a job now, and I don't get to be picky about it. I pretty much have to take the first job that I can find. We're a two income family. We simply can't make it without me working. I wish we didn't have to worry about our financial situation all of the time. I know having money doesn't solve problems, but it might keep me from worrying every single day about keeping our heads above water. Because I do worry. Every single day. Sigh. I have been trying so hard lately not to have such a "woe is me" attitude. I have so much to be thankful for, and I thank God every single day for the good things in my life. Sometimes that doesn't come through on this blog. This is where I dump all the bad stuff. All of the worries. Just to get it out of my head. Often I feel better after having posting it. But that what that leaves you guys with is a bunch of depressing posts. But I'm fine. Worried, but fine. I will find a job. We will make it through this summer, just like we have every other summer when finances were tight. And I will try not to worry so much. Try very hard.


Stacey T. said...

Did you go on State disability when you had your surgery? If so, did you extend through the "Paid Family Leave" portion? That will get you another 6 weeks of pay at the Disability rate.....

Laura said...

I am sure that this is the last idea you want to hear, but here goes anyway! Would you consider going back to your old job? I know that it isn't year-round anymore, but at least you would know that you have a job come August/September. Then hopefully you could find a summer job (at a department store, Starbucks, Walgreens, anything .... ) to tide you over until then. Perhaps you would even find your perfect job in the meantime!

I know, I know ...... not what you want to hear, but perhaps they haven't replaced you yet.

Hang in there. I truly understand, I have been there myself and it is a bad feeling. Hugs.

Journeywoman said...

I've been unemployed, granted I had unemployment insurance, but it was so little as to not be of help at all.

A few things to try--Temp agencies. Kelly, Manpower, They can help you get back on your feel pretty quickly.

Also...have you ever really considered starting your own business--if so, and you have a reasonable plan, you might be able to get a start-up loan from the bank.

I hope things goes better.