October 5, 2008 8:44am CST
I was just thinking with so many companies closing today and alot of the little retailers closing what would you do if you found yourself out of work tomorrow?how would you manage?-Lets say you got up and went to work tomorrow just to find a sign posted on the door that it was closed for good-what would you do?-Or if your boss told you it would be the last day for working-how would you cope??
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5 Oct 08
Well, that basically happened to me, I went to work one Friday, planning for a full day of work and of returning on Monday morning, and was told that the company was reorganizing, and since I had the least seniority I was laid off. My husband was not working at the time. I did not panick, but tried to live each day as they came. Now, it is almost four months, I have not found another job (gee I wonder why, with the economy the way it is) and I have run out of funds. I am worried about how I will pay my bills, as it is there are bills I am not able to pay for this month. I am receiving unemployment, but it is not enough to take me through one month. Right now, I do not have any available money, I just paid my rent. There are groceries I need to sustain, but I do not have mone at the time to purchase anything. I am scared, but I can not be any good to myself if I totally stress out over this. I will continue to go day by day, and for each day I will thank God for another day. Hopefully something will come through for me, I am praying, so to answer your question, this is how I am coping, praying hard, and doing without a lot of things, just to try to keep a roof over my head for the time being.
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5 Oct 08
my prayers are with you and i certainly hope everything works out.The town i live in was in poverty stricken a few years back when they closed the coal mines-Left a large amount of men out of work-Now most of the men have relocated to provide for their families-Most go 21 days and home 7 but its hard being separated from partner and kids all the time.You have a lot of strength which is a good thing.I am on medical unemployment right now and i know what you mean by it not being enough-Hope aday comes soon where i don't have to rob peter to pay paul.Good luck!!