How do you cope when you lose a Job?

United States
December 29, 2006 1:33pm CST
I just lost one of my two jobs. I know at least I got one. But this one is part time and deoen't pay much. I have emergency savings that will last for 4 months. But still the shock of losing a job is horrible how do you deal with it? My contract was terminated.
10 responses
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I, myself, have lost two jobs in the last year and been downsized from a third. Such is often the case when you are a freelance writer. The trick is to just keep plugging away and not let it get you down. Stay positive and you will have good luck.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Hi ya, I had to check your postings, since I thought your icon of your kitty was so sweet looking. I hope (assuming he/she lives with you) is doing great. I also noticed you haven't posted for a whole year. I hope that things have stepped up, and things are looking better. Have you found a new job that you enjoy? I hope you are doing well.
@babray06 (1787)
• India
21 Jan 07
It is indeed shocking to lose job. Life suddenly starts changing and it is worst if you have a family. It is really a difficult situation. I have always believed that we can only do our best effort, wait for the result and hope for the best. When I went throught a jobless situation, I took my CV and literally knocked at different offices for a job. It's very difficult but it did worked. The summary is we can only try and hope for the best, if the result is negative then we have to start trying again. That is what I know. Unfortunately the world is changing very fast. Who knows what is waiting for us in the future. The Wo
• Singapore
21 Jan 07
This is sad but reality. This is a cruel world we live in but you to think positive.
@jayarajgr (818)
• India
20 Jan 07
Its a bad feeling. Especially when the company owe us money but we cant use the legal methods to get it. I lost some money when I lost the job, I must say, when I quit the job coz of disagreements with the employer. Was very sick thinking abou that for a while.
• Canada
20 Jan 07
It feel real bad i know, just try hard to get new job it is real hard.
• Pakistan
20 Jan 07
I know how it feels like. i have been through the same thing. at my first job i was realy excited about being able to work and have some extra cash to enjoy spending on things that i want, also partyin with friends. But the first time losing a job is too bad that i felt like i can't go through that again but my friends called me to the company where they were working and i applied for the job, got selected... now it doesnt matter to me if one employer will say bye bye then i will join another company... The worse thing about losing a job is now being able to get cash, which is the basic requirement for everyone. the companies who whent bankrupt didnt pay and thats just sad. We work so hard achieve our targets and at the end what do we get? Nothing!!! That's unethical!
• United States
19 Jan 07
It sucks badly. There's no other words to describe. It really worried me when I got fired back in June, cause I had just bought my car a few months prior. I did a few temporary jobs over the summer, but they only lasted for like a week or two for each job, which didn't help much. I finally was able to get a good job last month. My mom had told me it'd take me time to get a good job, and she was right. Putting in all those resumes/applications was almost worth the wait to getting the job I have now.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Temporary work can be a good way to find a job. I even bought a house as a temporary worker. I had been hired as a temp at a place and ended up working there 3 years. I liked it enough to stay and they were good to me. As I have told others it is easier to find work when you already have a job so you seem like you are in a good place and have the funds to do what you need to do find yourself something. Temporary work could fill the funging gap til you find yourself something solid. Good Luck!!
@KrauseHome (32350)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Been there, done that... and if I can help it, I never want to be there again. I was let go from one job due to being Robbed, and they said I had too much $$ in my til, and then to another job that lasted only a very short time due to medical issues that interfered with my job, and then was unemployed for about 5 months. I ended up having to draw unemployment until I got the job I am at now. It was not a Fun time, but I have been where I am at now for just over 6 months, and really like working there, so maybe I will get lucky enough to be here for a while this time.