Called my fiance on my lunch break
By Laurel (L_B)
August 12, 2019 12:22pm CST
He wasn't very talkative and is really feeling down. He said he feels like such a loser and that he is letting me down. I don't feel that way at all. We have had more then our share of struggles in our time together but we always get through them. This is just another bump in the road that we will get over together. I think after a few days he will be able to refocus and get out there again looking for a job. I know sometimes it can be hard to get back up when you have been knocked down so many times. I keep trying to look at the positive side of things. I mean he was working 12 midnight until 8 in the morning which was a terrible shift. I would stay up until he left for work at 11:15 and have to get up in the morning at 5:30 so I wasn't getting near enough sleep for a long time. He had no life working night shift. He worked and slept and that was pretty much it. We didn't see a whole lot of each other. He didn't like the shift but he did love the job and liked most of the people that he worked with. In the time that he was with this company, they let many people go with little or no warning. The woman who hired him was let go a couple of months ago after being there for almost 20 years. There was a lot of backstabbing going on. I am sure in time he will find a job that works better for us. Things will be tight for a while but I do make enough money to keep things afloat until he does find another job. We've done it before and we will do it again. My heart hurts for him and I wish there was something I could say to make him feel better but I know it all takes times. Nobody likes to lose their job. Brighter days are ahead for us.
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• United States
When the economy tanked here under the last administration, our son was laid off so many times. It was heartbreaking to witness that. It does take time to find a new job, and I am sure a good one will be coming your fiancé's way soon.
He needs to grieve the loss of this job. And it sounds like you are being super supportive thru it, what more could anyone ask for? I know.....another job. Maybe some night after work you could take a bit of time and work on his resume together and he can get active with doing a job search. That might help pass the time while he waits for his EI. When my husband's factory closed after him working there for almost 30 years, they knew it was coming, and he thought that he would be alright, but during that last shift, a friend, the production manager, asked everyone to sign a foam pad (they made seats for cars) and then people started reminiscing and the crying began. When he got home his head looked like it was swollen from crying so much during the day. And I understood that and just tried to be supportive, not just that day but in the days, weeks and months which followed.
• Peoria, Arizona
Life throws the most unexpected things at us, if it didn't then it wouldn't be a life worth living. He just needs to get out those emotions, let him get his head on straight and then focus on what is more important. Best of luck!