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.

3 comments:

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.