I've only been out for 6 months. I'm lucky enough to have been responsible. I have no debt, a good amount of my own savings, and had the fortune to have foresight that my job loss was coming. I could not imagine if I had a family, a mortgage, medical bills, etc. It's tough to keep positive, but I do. I work hard every day to get back to work - any work. I'll take a pay cut. I'll do whatever job there is. But you know what I'll never do? I will never judge another man who's had misfortune that I know nothing about. Not here, not to his face, nowhere.
There are quite a few here who really don’t have a clue just how bad the job market (and economy) is in many areas. It seems it’s a good thing to support GM (keeping the union happy) and a bad thing to support those who’ve seen their industries wiped out by this administration.
What’s sad is that some of those who like to attack the victims here are destined to become victims themselves, either directly or indirectly (when this stimulus ends).
I don't know you or what you do, but I'm in engineering and was able to put together enough side-job type work to get me through. Nothing big, just small jobs putting permit drawings together for residential projects. Found the jobs by putting up little fliers up at hardware stores and in local papers, then word of mouth took it from there. I hope you can find something like that to help you out.
Good luck, don't ever give up!
Good rule to live by. I'm sorry you're going through this. What I hope is that businesses and investors in the US will feel some sense of stability now that the Obama ‘redefine America’ agenda can't be rammed through Congress, and that this will lead to some job creation. Hang in there. People like you are part of the solution. Things will get better.
Well said. Good luck to you and your job hunt.