1. Careers

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

I Will Not Forget

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By richiekajetano

The job I lost

I lost my job in Nov 2009, since then I have run out of unemployment. I do not get an extension after the the 26 weeks of unemployment

. My filing date is one day after the last extension date of Nov 16. 2009. now i have zero money coming in and can't find a job.

I am an electrician for over 23 years and have paid my fair share into unemployment over the years. With the people who got extensions to 99 weeks, I can't believe that I don't get an extension and congress is taking their sweet time passing a new bill to extend unemployment. When it come time to vote in November I will not forget how the democrats are not helping.

What it's like being unemployed

I tried to get a job for last 7 months calling all contractors in and around my area, no one is hiring. I have never been with out a job this long in 25 years. Now I'm trying to keep my head above water ,but its get very hard for me because my wife is ill and she cant work.

Soon I will have no money left to take care of my wife and twin girls.


  • Vote the democrats out and get rid of this president who likes to give money to everybody in the world, but Americans.
  • Stop sending money overseas and spend it here.

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.