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posted on May, 30 2019 @ 10:47 PM
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I am not drunk. I am not pilled.

What I've feared for years is finally happening.

The layoff is coming and I haven't found any places stoopid enough to hire a washout like me.

I have thought about this long and hard. I will not file for unemployment--they couldn't pay my rent and I'd be moving back home basically. And I refuse to do that. Facing the streets, or facing my parents--give me painful death to end a painful life. I don't care anymore.

I have very little in savings, but my debts are paid. I don't owe anyone a single thing and I feel okay with that.

If a miracle doesn't pass my way, I will ultimately be homeless. I will not beg, though I do not look down upon those who do. I have given all I have.

I've always believed in hard work and earning my way. It seems that has only lead me to a dead end.

My journey is a different one, and the mountains are calling me.

Just sayin' folks, you probably won't hear from me in the next few months.

It's been real ATS. Much love and God bless.






edit on 30-5-2019 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 30 2019 @ 10:53 PM
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Been there, I understand. I also understand the call of the wild, safe journey and God bless!
PS-home really is where you make it......



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 10:55 PM
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Well, best of luck Nb. Tragic. How old are you?

Kind regards,

bally



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
I am not drunk. I am not pilled.

What I've feared for years is finally happening.

The layoff is coming and I haven't found any places stoopid enough to hire a washout like me.

I have thought about this long and hard. I will not file for unemployment--they couldn't pay my rent and I'd be moving back home basically. And I refuse to do that. Facing the streets, or facing my parents--give me painful death to end a painful life. I don't care anymore.

I have very little in savings, but my debts are paid. I don't owe anyone a single thing and I feel okay with that.

If a miracle doesn't pass my way, I will ultimately be homeless. I will not beg, though I do not look down upon those who do. I have given all I have.

I've always believed in hard work and earning my way. It seems that has only lead me to a dead end.

My journey is a different one, and the mountains are calling me.

Just sayin' folks, you probably won't hear from me in the next few months.

It's been real ATS. Much love and God bless.





private message me if you live anywhere near Greece or the SW US. Don't know how to check them but I'll figure it out.



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:06 PM
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Sorry to hear that.


Keep what you need.
Sell what you can.

Boat yards and small docks sometimes have amenities like washing machines and showers.

It's been a long time. I don't really know what's out there these days. Things change.



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:14 PM
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posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:33 PM
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Unemployment insurance is not welfare, it is not begging. It is an insurance that employers pay a premium to the state so their employees have some income between jobs. Just file for the unemployment insurance, it isn't much, but it is enough to live off of usually, maybe not like you are used to, but still enough to keep you going till you can get another job.

Don't start punishing yourself because you are getting laid off, just go apply for unemployment, you might even be able to go to a food pantry and get some grub. It is better than going live on the street. It will be plenty if you move back home temporarily till you get new work. I moved in a few times at my parents while I was in between jobs, it wasn't bad, I actually helped them do some work on their home to help with room and board, and back then I also gave them fifty bucks a month for my room and board.

Don't let this little setback destroy your future, suck it up and enjoy the vacation for a few weeks before having to go back to work. Hey, I got layed off lots of times from jobs when things got slack, maybe you might get called back if you don't leave badly. Sometimes employers need to lay people off when things are slow for a while, act nice to them and they may call you back after a break..



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:33 PM
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There is no reason not to file for unemployment. You've been paying into it for the years you have been working.
It may not cover the rent or the bills, but it's something while you continue to search for a new gig.

Moving back home is an ego check. I had to because of my roommates living situation (years ago). It was not as bad as I feared.
After a year, a friend gave me a lead on a place that was half the cost of the house I moved out of and I could afford to live on my own.

I know things seem glum right now, but you can do this. You are not the first to be faced with this situation, and with some planning you can make it through this and come out a better person because of it.



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:34 PM
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Damn, brother, I join those who sincerely hate to hear that things are so shaky. You're definitely ATS family that would be missed. I know the feeling of waiting for the shoe to drop. Praying hard for unexpected miracles & blessings to come your way. (-----O----) For what it's worth that's a bro hug, bro.



posted on May, 30 2019 @ 11:34 PM
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Just remember that if the wilderness doesn’t work out, there are places you can go and get help. If your in the northeast I maybe able to help. Send me a dm if needed. Good luck.




posted on May, 31 2019 @ 12:02 AM
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Geez! Dramatic much!

Get your ass on unemployment then look for another job. And if that does not work? Well then do something else, if you dont what to hang around your parents or whatever. I would say hit the mountains like you said, but you dont strike me as somebody who would be into to that lifestyle, even though I think its a much funner lifestyle the the whole 9 to 5 thing, your bushcraft and hunting, skills, well they may be lacking, just saying.

You know there are other jobs out there? Even for somebody as overly dramatic as you. Losing your job is not the end of the world you know. In fact, its like a common occurrence, happens to millions and millions of people in fact.

I quit jobs I liked, just because I didn't want to hang around some of the new people they hired, after all the cool people quit, and they were bitching and whining because I was getting pay'd more then them and they were in higher position, the whole thing was half as dramatic as your post, but that was more then enough to call it quits.

Though depending on your age I would totally say hit the mountains up, aint nothing in the world like a place with no people around. People are overrated. But like Aristotle once said, only gods and beasts can live alone. And you don't strike me as either.

So, ya. Likely you will end up with another job. Sad news indeed.



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 12:05 AM
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With all due respect, if you have been earning your paycheck legally, and taxes and all the other things that get taken out of your pay have been getting taken out, then you have been paying into Unemplyment- so you have ALREADY worked for it.

It won't pay all of your expenses, but when you're unemployed, every penny counts. Why in the world would you NOT file for Unemployment? If it is a pride thing, then with love I say this: you're being an idiot.

I was unemployed for 18 damn months back in 2009 when the company I worked for was bought by another company and they laid off just about all of us. And the unemployment wage didnt pay my rent either, but it sure helped, and allowed me to eat. You are just subjecting yourself to extra suffering of you don't file for it.

To be paid the unemployment wage, you have to go online every week and input the name of the company, their address, phone number, and position you applied for during the week, and then they deposit your wage into your account at the same time each week. You don't even have to leave your house, If you've got a computer and internet. You may even find a job.

Stern talking-to aside, I'm sorry you're going through this. It SUUUUUUCKS. For me, after a while, around 6 months, I started realizing that I felt like a loser. I felt like I did something wrong, or that I was less-than, or something. The being unemployed started to get to me and affect my self-esteem. That, combined with the stress of the money thing, and the not knowing what my next job would be, it really added up.

So, file for the unemployment, look for jobs instead of giving up just because you havent found the next one YET, and stay healthy as you can. You will get through it.



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 12:46 AM
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Hey there! Unemployment, as others have already said, is not begging. It's taking back something you have paid into multiple times over during your time of need. Your situation is exactly why it was put into place.

It's the people who abuse the system that reap welfare for lazy purposes that now make others feel guilty about using the system in genuine need. You are entitled and I hope you take advantage of it as every penny will help.

You matter to us. Don't feel alone or forgotten. Please check in and take care of yourself. Every person on this earth is a gift, has a purpose and we are here to help in whatever way we can.

PM me if you wish. I am a good listener. Prayers for you! And super hugs.



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 12:49 AM
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God be with you.



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 02:02 AM
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One single observation. You seem very negative and down on yourself. I know you're in a bad place but don't be negative. You are NOT a washout and you have a RIGHT to unemployment benefits. Please claim them. Don't cut your nose off to spite your face.

I don't know your parents but could living with them short term really be as bad as being homeless? I wish you much success in your endeavours whatever you decide.


ETA I faced the same thing 7 years ago. It was be homeless or move into temporary accommodation (we have a 28 day contract with no tenant rights that gets renewed each 28 days until the owner of the building sells it) so I chose temporary accommodation. My rent is 331 euros a month, all-in. It's not ideal but I have my own room and a lock on my door.
edit on 31/5/19 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 02:26 AM
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Hey NB....hoping things work out for you in the long run.

You're a good guy, and it pains me to see you going through hard times.

Keep your chin up, I'll be praying for you.

*hugs*



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 06:37 AM
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Buddy I respect your intelligence. I don’t know where you live, but I have connections in the South east and East Tennessee can’t provide enough employees for the Gatlinburg area. Send me a PM if your interested in this area.



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 06:58 AM
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After 23 years, I went through this last year. It is so depressing. But for pete's sake, take the unemployment. It wasn't enough to pay my bills either, but I had a decent stash put away, and a hubby, and we were able to keep the lights on.
If you have too, and end up homeless for a bit, rent a P.O box, so you still have a place for the checks to be sent.
You really don't have to look that hard, to find a job right now, at least in my state.
Heck, the company I work for is hiring. (Found this job, after turning down a few others, after 4 months. No college education even!)
Do you know anything about dairy farm equipment?



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 08:12 AM
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If you do decide to go live in the woods, make sure to take a shovel and lots of toilet paper, poison Ivy and poison oak make poor toilet paper.



posted on May, 31 2019 @ 09:06 AM
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Take the unemployment. If you've been gainfully employed, you've been paying for it.

Then start looking! Depending on where you are and what you do, employers need labor more than labor needs employment right now, so you should be able to find something unless you have a completely botched labor history. Take whatever you can find to get yourself going, even if it's not good, even if it's Taco Bell. And then keep looking for what you really need once you have some money coming in.
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