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I Was Fired Because of a Lie

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By patricia

The job I lost

I was working for a charity and was fired because of a lie. I won't get into the particulars, because it sound childish, but suffice it to say if I would have known I was going to be on umployment for 2 and a half yrs. (I was fired in 2007), I would have gone back to school and graduated working in a field I love and throughly enjoy.

As it stands I'm in school now (since Sept. of 2009) and have another year and some months to go. I was under the impression (don't know where I got this from) that the benefits would continue till I graduated. I've been sent to court for eviction and social service is a joke.

What it's like being unemployed

It's a struggle. I'm always hearing about all this "help" that's available and I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off to every agency only to be told you have to have an income for them to help you. Now I ask, What sense does that make?

Advice

  • I've learned that you can be a taxpaying citizen your entire life, but when you need a "little" assistance (some of your own tax dollars to work for you) forget, because the agencies don't know you.

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