The job I lost
I've been unemployed for a year now. I worked for the same company for sixteen years. I donated to all their charity funds and made good impression at this company. I did not say anything negative about the job, while others complained about the job and the long hours. I worked a job that others might not like, and put in the long hours without a personal life. I drove in the heavy snow storms only to be on time for this job. Then one day I had to work 2-11 and I had a what they call a separation meeting. I was home by 5:30, then the next day my severance package was dated the same day I was terminated. I lost my medical benefits the same day.
What it's like being unemployed
Unemployment is a no win situation. I visit the library three times a week and I have submitted 54 resumes and sent them via mail, at 44 cents each. I have made so many cutbacks that I am not sure what to do. Sometimes I don't have any food other than a can of corn. But thanks to friends who have gave me food and gas money, I survived. I have gone to almost every park in Akron on cool summer days, and on rainy days, I am left staring out the window. I wonder when am I am going to find a job, I can't even get a job at McDonalds because I am over-qualified. Being unemployed gives me a chance to look at the world in a different way. Struggle and you will make it. I've even have a chance to give my 84 year old mom more time and attention, while being on unemployment. I can take to her to get a Frostie at Wendys and not have to think about being late.
- My advice to the unemployed workers-- go out research the volunteer areas, donate items to the Goodwill, help out someone in distress. In the meantime keep your chin up. There a job for you, even if it's at Circle K selling Polar pPops.