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I Wish Someone Would Give Me a Chance

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Roger

The job I lost

I Was a Manager at Dairy Queen

What it's like being unemployed

It hurts, I don't feel like a man I feel like a low life, I can't support my wife and two young children. I get unemployment, It's still not enough but it does help.

I have been out of work for over 17 months I'm a felon so I'm sure that does not help at all on my part. I'm a really nice guy and a real hard working person I wish that someone would just give me a chance.

I have been taken on going outpatient services for being depressed.

My wife keeps saying It's going to be ok but I know it's not I can feel my whole life is falling apart,

August 4, 2009 someone calls child welfare on August 5 2009 child welfare comes to our apartment and takes our son Roger Jr. He just turn one, two days before. Charges against us was failure to support. Now we have to go to a bunch of classes and one of them was codependency because we went to churches for free diapers,

We got him back May 6 2010, On May 9 2010 my wife gave birth to another little boy name Tyler. And I still have no job. Is this going to happen again I hope not. I wish the unemployment rate would get a lot better.

Advice

  • Try to do the best you can, I found a lot of support from my mother who just moved back here to Florida.
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