The job I lost
I had a lucrative sales job that I loved.
What it's like being unemployed
I feel really bad for families with children who are forced to live on reduced income but for me, a single women with no children there is absolutely no help other than the UE itself which is less than 1/2 what I used to make.
I absolutely cannot survive on it. I have no medical and have gone through all my savings. I rely on family and friends to offer assistance with whatever they can. I hate the thought of moving in with friends but thank God they are there if I need them.
My car is about to be repossessed, I juggle the utilities each month. I've cut corners, reduced unnecessary spending and live as simple as possible yet I still find myself unable to pay my bills. I would gladly take a minimum wage job to help myself but we all know what happens when you work a day - it cuts your benefits by 1/4th !!! So I am basically and barely surviving. I'd be better off on welfare.
I just found out I owe income tax too, so they give it and then want some back. I couldn't have the 10% withheld because I can barely function with the whole amount and now they want $1600. Excuse me while I go cry now.
- God help us all.
- Maybe with the spring season more places will start to hire and I can become self sufficient again.