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Originally posted by Amaterasu
I have tried to notify my friends on ATS of this, one at a time, but the "flood control" is making it rough.
Seeing nowhere to post this specifically, I chose this section, but mods may see a better place...
A note to my friends:
As of Sunday, we (my fiance and I) will have to be out of where we are - the people we have been staying with, doing domestic, organization and yard work, will need the space for a friend who is in the same boat as we are (unable to find work, would be homeless).
I am sorry they had to choose. I am sure it was a difficult choice for them.
I will try to make it onto ATS when I can, but it is likely to be rare.
I thank you for your friendship and look forward to better times.
Originally posted by governmentsecrets i don't understand how two "normal" people who are willing to work hard can have no money.
Originally posted by Amaterasu
Originally posted by rightuos
reply to post by Amaterasu
I am a graphic designer/video editor/Flash designer-animator/writer who was laid off
Do you have a degree?
Sadly, I am entirely self-taught. I have been doing graphics for close to 20 years... But no degree.
Originally posted by Mabus
Avoid the cold coming at all costs. Hotels have lobbies. Go hotel to hotel just so none of them can question why you are in their lobby for so long.
Write out a contract with someone that you'll pay them soon as you get the money if you two can stay with them. That someone can be a someone in the caring industry. If you were down south where there is hospitality it would surely work out with even who would be strangers at first. But since you are in New York go to someone professional who is in a caring type industry. I mean, they wouldnt be in it is they honestly care for ppl. They shouldnt mind you two staying with them for a while or till you all get back on foot.
Old ppl usually have caring hearts too. Since they know they'd want someone to take care of them soon. So if you can find an old person or old couple who shouldnt have kids living with them, who arent that old, and see if they'll help you out in exchange for you helping them out in some BIG way.
These ideas dont bite.
Originally posted by RiotComing
Amaterasu, you're one of my favourite posters here and I wish you all the best. What I don't understand though (and I'm sure other American ATS members will put me in the picture), is the lack of government support. Here in New Zealand, if you are out of work, you go on the dole (Unemployment Benefit). They don't leave you out in the cold. The only homeless people we have in New Zealand are the ones who really are chronic substance abusers.. if your circumstances have taken a turn for the worst through no fault of your own, our government will support you every step of the way, via our welfare state.
How come it's so different in America?