The job I lost
I worked as a Merchandise Manager for a retail chain. I worked with the company for five years before I left the job for a better paying opportunity, not knowing that job would fold only after being there for 3 months which left me as one of the unemployed. I have not worked in almost 2 years come June and it has been a struggle trying to find work. Filling out applications on job sites only to get email after email telling me that the position was filled or that the position which I applied for was no longer within the company. It has been very stressful with each passing day.
What it's like being unemployed
It's quite hard being unemployed not knowing how your bills are going to get paid or something being turned off for lack of payment because there is no money for the bill. I am lucky to have family to help a little, had to stay with my mom and I know it takes a toll on her because she needs help and I feel like a burden being unable to contribute. I'm unable to get out to look for work because the unemployment has reached its limit a couple months back, so there is no funds to make any type of move on the outside. Being subjected to the computer and confined to the house looking for work gives me the feel of cabin fever. I have recently had to turn to food stamps in order to feed myself, while I continue to look for work. It helps but it would be easier if i could depend on myself and not the help of the government. I am grateful for what I do have, but I never knew that it would be this hard trying to find work. I know I am not the only one but when you are used to providing for yourself, this particular situation makes it uneasy to bear. The stress of it all drags you down and takes away the motivation because there seems to be no end in sight to my struggle.
- No matter how hard things get or how bad it seems, don't give up. Keep pushing forward because something is bound to come your way. Keep the faith stay focused and remain positive.