i hate the economy so much how are we gonna live?

United States
December 17, 2008 9:40pm CST
my husband just got the news that he may get laid off his company is laying off 300 people or so and they won't give you a straight answer until right before they do it and they don't even say for how long or if its short or long term i mean i guess they probably don't know since the economy sucks so darn bad! my husband and i have two children though one of which has heart problems and we can't afford to get laid off and if they are going to lay him off he needs to know so that he can go somewhere were his experience is needed if any!!! So are yall getting laid off of your jobs? are yall scared of what may come about? thanks for reading!!!!
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18 responses
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
19 Dec 08
I am sorry to hear about your situation. But what you husband can do is to see if he can do his work as an self employed person. That is his skill he apply his trade with different companies instead of sticking to one. This help sometimes and the money is also better. You change by the hour or by contractual terms. Things has really gotten from bad to worse but don't give up hope. Pray earnestly God will work things out.
@jzqt27 (541)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
yes, im hating the economy so much. few of my worker got layoff because of the economy and few good product compant also went out of business. i hate it so much. i hope everything will be find soon.
• Tunisia
18 Dec 08
With that new crisis, all worlds economy is down, And much of big companies are bankrupt, so. All are scared, boss and workers! Great luck for the world and for you!
@ganderlot (352)
• United States
18 Dec 08
My boyfriend and I have been looking for work for almost a year. I finally got a job a few months ago. They gave me 2 straight weeks of work then a day here a day there and now they are saying to wait until January, which I'm not sure I believe. We have 3 termination notices (gas, electric, phone) sitting on my desk and about $60 bucks to our name. With no transportation and living in a state with the highest unemployment isn't helping. So yes, I agree the economy s**ks! We all have to try to hang in there. Regards (My sympathies go out to your family and children.)
• India
18 Dec 08
well nothing is going to be permanent the market is again going to rise in the near future and theres no reason to get scared the economy is just as your life there are similar ups and downs in there as up to your life a good economist can always prevail in any condition of the market
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Should he be laid off, He can try working in sales. Maybe a sales rep or agent of anything unaffected or slightly affected by the economy. Just for the meantime or He can work even partime. Sometimes it's much better earning in sales. Income is unlimited it's just up to you or you effort.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
yes it is true. the global econonmy is suffering much. i hope that there will be some light along the way and that we will see some good times soon.
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
18 Dec 08
sad to hear it and over at my side in china, many companies are already laying off staffs to cut cost. now the government is fearing that unemployment rate would reach an all time high next year with millions of pp jobless and having difficulties to find work and earn money to support themselves and their families. now a lot of pp is gearing up for the worst and hope it will be over as soon as possible.
@SAdave1 (103)
• South Africa
18 Dec 08
So sorry to hear about your plight! I work for a small company that isn't do that well. I haven't had a bonus or increase in over 2 years, but I still at least have a job. Do you live in South Africa?
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
You do not have to hate your economy because it is going down. If you know Henry SM (owner of SM Malls), in order to become successful, you have to apply hard work, determination, patience and right timing. There is no such thing as luck. So if you depend on the economy then your life would totally be a mess. You make your own destiny. If you want to become rich, then make ways to become rich. Law of Attraction is powerful.:) Hope you learn something!:)
• China
18 Dec 08
i am in the same situation ,i hate those bureaucrats and bankers too. it is so sad to hear about that ,but i would like to give you some advice ,change your situation immediately,including finding out new job ,buying something frugal,doing body building,keeping good mood,in a word ,preparing everything to pass through this banking crisis.let's conquer it .
• China
18 Dec 08
i hate the economy too,it's a big problem for many people now .so now what we can do is to give yourself confidentand to get a way out
@tklich (391)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I can totally relate to what you are going through. My husband has been out of work since the middle of October. He was laid off from his job as well, he company was straight up cutting expenses and they fired the top 5 people that made the most money of the positions they were eliminating, and my husband was one of them. We have two children and of course the monthly bills: mortgage, utilities, phone, etc. Naturally I freaked out of course, but all we can do it keep on working and living day to day. He's been applying for jobs but haven't heard any word yet. Luckily he's been able to pick up a side job here and there, doing alittle handyman work for whatever people are willing to pay. But that will only go so far. And luckily I have a full time job and feel pretty safe in my position for at least the next year or so. I don't know what to expect next with this economy. I don't know what we'll do if things get much worse. Something needs to be done before we find out how bad things could really get. I know it will be hard, but just keep your head up high. Do what you can to save all the money you can now, just in case he does lose his job. Be as prepared as you can, and just keep telling yourself that everything will be ok in the end. Good luck!
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I was recently laid off so I understand the shock you're feeling right now. Your husband should get his resume together and get it out there to everyone and anyone who may be hiring in his field. Use the internet if that's possible...monster.com and jobster.com are two job sites that I know of. He shouldn't wait for the axe to fall because then everyone will be looking for work and, especially considering your child's heart problems, you don't want to lose your health insurance. I wish you guys the best of luck.
@mnflower (1301)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Everyone is in the same boat that you are, things are tough everywhere and it is not going to get any better for awhile just stay strong and do the best that you can, that is all we can do.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
18 Dec 08
My husband's been laid off since June. He would have had another job by now, but his MVR is getting in his way. Now, he had to make things work until things are cleared up in his driving record. That could be as early as this summer or as late as the end of next year. It's so hard to tell at times. The economy is hard on everyone. I just hope the creditors are being understanding and willing to work with their people. If they want their money, they need to help people, rather than houd people for their money. And taking them to collections is not an answer either.
• United States
18 Dec 08
The economy has affected me in more ways then one. People don't want to come and hang out since gas prices are usually crazy. Lately they have been back to sane but still, it was a problem there for a second. The economy also affects everyones mood. I've noticed that my mom is less then pleasant all the time. It's tough trying to make money in time to pay for certain things. The economy will get better in time though. It always does. Just think good thoughts and you will make it through.
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
My hubby got laid off of his job in November, he applied for EI and is still waiting for an answer of whether his check is going through or not. What I did is just worked more by picking up more shifts. Because of this and my unhealthy habits of eating not so healthy food, I have high blood pressure now I work in a nursing home and hospital so I was pulling double shifts and short change overs in the last two weeks. I had to do this to have a reasonable christmas this year. I'm going to keep picking up more shifts until he goes back to work. Good luck with your situation