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Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Christine Smith

The job I lost

I was a Senior Escrow Officer with a large title insurance company for 14 years.

What it's like being unemployed

Humiliating and frustrating. I was laid off September 1, 2009. If the unemployment extension is not passed by congress my benefits will run out two weeks past the cut off.

That means for me that I will have unemployment benefits for 33 weeks less than if I had been laid off just two weeks prior. I don't know what my family will do honestly. The job I used to do is now in the Dominican Republic supporting their families.

Advice

  • Go to School. Americans need to put themselves above the rest for us to pull out of this.

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