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Frustrating job search SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17386 posts
19th May '13

Ever since dh lost his job a while back, things have gone on a downward spiral of negativity. He was on unemployment for a year during which he went to college for a trade and we somehow lived off the measly paychecks. Afterwards he was able to land a job with the skills he aquired, but it was an hour each way for commute and he had to use his own car to and from clients homes which ended up destroying his transmission on the only car we share, a very modest paid off 1993 model. We had to move in with my in laws, and then his dad passed away suddenly, and he also lost his job. So now, he cannot find work, at all, even though he is applying for the lower end jobs, and I was forced to apply for welfare a few weeks ago, which I was avoiding because I thought he would have landed a job by now. After 6 months of my own job searching, I landed a part time job that over 200 people had applied to. I am very grateful to have a job at least, but it is difficult living paycheck to paycheck as anyone in a similar situation knows. I guess Im venting because Im frustrated amd depressed about the situation, his mother is severly depressed, bipolar, and also disabled. She refuses to take most of her meds so she lashes out at everyone including the kids, which is why my entire paycheck goes to their daycare because I dont want them subjected to her mental abuse. Luckily if I get approved for welfare I may get childcare assistance, but it does get extremely lonely and depressing living here and not seeing any vast improvements to our situation. I keep praying among all the rejection emails and calls dh keeps getting there will someday soon be one interview, one oppurtunity to help us get out of this rut. Sorry for the long vent, Im basically depressed about everything. :/

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3311 posts
19th May '13
Quoting SailorJerry:" Ever since dh lost his job a while back, things have gone on a downward spiral of negativity. He was ... [snip!] ... one oppurtunity to help us get out of this rut. Sorry for the long vent, Im basically depressed about everything. :/"


I'm sorry mama.



Financial stress can be daunting. I am sending positive thoughts your way

ThreeLittleBirds 4 kids; Pueblo West, CO, United States 1057 posts
19th May '13

So sorry you're going through a rough time. I've been there I can definitely sympathize. What trade did he go to school for?

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17386 posts
19th May '13

Blah. Thanks. He went for appliance tech, but he still cant find work

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
21st May '13

I'm sorry to hear that! :( We went through that last year and it was awful! Now Joe got laid off last week from his newest job. He was there 6 months and the supervisors were all telling him he was doing great, and now this. It's very scary to lose a job because you never know how long it willb e until another opportunity comes around. I'm beyond stressed out because I'm terrified he will be jobless for a long time again. He had an interview the very next day after losing his job, but has yet to hear back. He has another this week...I just hope he hears back from this one even though it's further away. He's willing to take a pay cut just to have some money coming in at this point. We refuse to go back on calworks! It's so frustrating to work your way off it, be living a stable life and then BOOM. :x

SailorJerry 2 kids; California 17386 posts
23rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Breezy:</b>" I'm sorry to hear that! :( We went through that last year and it was awful! Now Joe got laid off last ... [snip!] ... point. We refuse to go back on calworks! It's so frustrating to work your way off it, be living a stable life and then BOOM. :x"</blockquote>




Yessss dude it fucking sucks. :/ he actually found a job though it isnt the greatest, Im actually thankful for any income right now.