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I Have Lost Everything

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By mary jo

The job I lost

The job I lost was in international trade, I worked for a company that had mostly people who were in this country on work visas. I was the only citizen I came in on time and asked if anyone needed assistant with their work which they all declined. But I was the person they laid off. I have not been able to find a job since 2008. I have lost everything my home and furniture. I sleep for now on a friends couch paying half her rent. Now that my unemployment has been depleted I will probably at the end of the month sleep in my car.

I send out over 30 resumes a week and if you do get an interview they look at your age.

What it's like being unemployed

It is the worst feeling in the world. To not know when the extensions would run out or if you filled something out wrong. I would rather be working then depending on the country to give me this money I am extremely grateful for the help bu I think most people in this country would like to work


  • I have no advice just hold on to what you have try not to spend your money you never know what tomrrow brings.

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