1-2 week layoff his boss said.

Canada
November 9, 2010 5:52pm CST
But now, it's been 2 weeks, and what did his boss say when he called? Another 2 weeks off. That's a whole month without work! He would find another job if he could, but he's looking for something permanent and that pays more than minimum wage. What is going on with people today? I mean, my husband has only been working at his job since March, but things were going well until everyone was laid off 2 weeks ago. The economic crisis may be over, but it sure seems to be the opposite up here. The temporary agencies say that they have work, they sucker you in this way. So you go and fill out an application and are told to wait. My husband is so frustrated with this, he keeps hounding the agencies daily for work, hoping to get something. Our roommate is working through an agency, has been for 2 weeks, and that's helping him, but my husband is at his wits end. However, he will be working tomorrow, starts the job at 6am, which will be hard for him considering that he likes to stay up late at night. I have been lucky though, today is the only day I've had off in 9 days, but at least I have work. If I didn't, then none of the bills would be paid. If the economy is back to normal, then I don't see why it's so hard for people to get jobs now. The unemployment rates are dropping, jobs are being created, but it's just not enough.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
10 Nov 10
wow that is tough. my hubby was off for 9 months so i so know what you are talking about.
• Canada
10 Nov 10
He was out of work for almost a year when he decided to ask his late boss's widow for work and hasn't looked back. However, minimum wage isn't enough to get by, and I'm desperately trying to get my drivers license back so I can return to my higher wage job.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
11 Nov 10
I'm sorry for your husband and for you because this situation is hard for both of you. I don't trust what they say about this crisis. And can't be sure when ends the crisis and when starts the so called recovery. But I'm sure that this is a good time for many company owners who can justify everything with the crisis. I wait a payment right now for a job that I've done but the employer doesn't care for those who work for him.
@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
10 Nov 10
The recovery is not really here, at least not the way we expect it to be, and not to the rate of employment previous to the downturn. Companies have learned to do more, with fewer employees. People who have work are so thankful that they just take any rate of pay. The rate of unemployment is going down because people are giving up. If they are old enough they are taking early retirement instead of minimum wage jobs or to supplement the other, poor jobs. My hubby is out of work again. It seems this last job was only temporary, although she did not say so when she hired him. He took early Social Security to provide at least a base and that provides about half of what it takes for us to survive. I have unemployment right now, but who knows if it will be extended in December. My friend has been drawing benefits for quite some time, two or three extensions. She works twelve hours a week right now and still gets a few benefits. Your hubby should have been able to get unemployment because he was on a temporary lay off. Did he check into that?
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
10 Nov 10
The economic crisis is not over. We still have to dig out! Wages are horrible. Prices are still too high. This time the middle class will end up digging us out of this one. You're not in this alone! We're in this together!