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I Will be Homeless Next Week

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Debbie

The job I lost

Human Services - determining eligibility for financial assistance, medicaid and food stamp benefits after 20 years!

What it's like being unemployed

I'm sorry, what about the rest of the Americans who's unemployed with no money. I will be HOMELESS next week. I used to work for Human Services for 20 years and lost my job - so I know what resources are out there - nothing except for shelters and they are full. This is winter! How is a homeless person supposed to go to an interview with no shower? Explain to potential employers that sorry I am living in my car? I have filled out countless applications and have only gotten 6 interviews -each time to be told I was second choice . When my phone is turned off next week how would a potential employer contact me? l I received my last payment last month. Now I hear others are receiving benefits for another year. The economy is supposed to be getting better! What am I supposed to do about my child? Turn my baby over to the father whom I was granted a permanent restraining order against because he almost killed me? Our goverment is leaving people with 3 choices prostitution, stealing or God forbid SUICIDE.

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I'm sorry, what about the rest of the Americans who's unemployed with no money. I will be HOMELESS next week. I used to work for Human Services for 20 years and lost my job-so I know what resources are out there- nothing except for shelters and they are full.This is winter! How is a homeless person supposed to go to an interview with no shower? Explain to potential employers that sorry I am living in my car? I have filled out countless applications and have only gotten 6 intreviews-each time to be told I was second choice . When my phone is turned off next week how would a potential employer contact me? l I received my last payment last month. Now I hear others are receiving benefits for another year.The economy is supposed to be getting better! What am I supposed to do about my child? Turn my baby over to the father whom I was granted a permanent restraing order against because he almost killed me? Our goverment is leaving people with 3 choices prostitution, stealing or God forbid SUICIDE.

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Also how about the part that people who received 86 weeks of benefits will get benefits extended for another year I have received 88 weeks so to bad for me-I looked for a job when I lost mine with no luck so I was forced to file for unemployment after 6 weeks of looking -I should have starved and been homeless for the first 2 months and then I could get help!

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  • I know what resources are out there- nothing except for shelters and they are full. This is winter!
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