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Facing Bankruptcy, Divorce and Homelessness

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Jenny

The job I lost

In my previous job I worked as an HR Assistant for almost 2yrs. I was called into my boss's office one day and was told my position was being eliminated.

What it's like being unemployed

It's absolute HELL........I don't know how people survive this. I've been unemployed for 1 1/2yrs and just found out today that my unemployment has been exhausted with no available extensions. At this moment I literally have 0.28 in my bank account. I live with my husband who has helped support me during this time but I'm probably going to lose him too (that's another story). I planned on applying for bankruptcy this week since I'm not going to be able to pay ANY bills, but first you must take an online course that will cost between $50-$60. Not to mention I've been seeing a therapist and have medications that I'm no longer going to be able to afford.

I have applied almost EVERYWHERE! I have a great resume with lots of experience for an office job but I've never heard back from anyone, not even for an interview. I had to have my Dad drive me around all day applying at Walmart, Target, Old Navy, etc. Even if I do get a call back from them I'm going to be making minimum wage. No offense to those who do but that job will barely cover my food, gas for car, etc. How am I going to pay mortgage and car payments? My husband doesn't make nearly enough to support me alone with no income. This also has put such a strain on my marriage, I'm pretty much dragging my husband into my world of worry and debt.

I know everyone says to "keep trying" and "stay positive" - but I've seriously lost all hope with that. I'm pretty much accepting that I'm going to be homeless with no husband within the next 2 weeks.


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