posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 12:09 AM
reply to post by space cadet
I'm really sorry that you and your husband are having such a hard time right now. I hope that business will pick up so you guys will get more
In the meantime, have you guys applied for food stamps to see if your eligible? If you're not, then call some of the local churches to see if they
have a food bank. There was a time when I was in college when I was totally broke. I was working 3 jobs and didn't qualify for food stamps and had
very little money left for food because of college and medical expenses. I got some help from a couple of churches.
I know it's really hard to find a job these days, but one possibility would be to apply for a part-time job somewhere. I know that can be
challenging, not only because of the competition for the few jobs there are, but also because you have to try to juggle your schedules when working
two jobs. If you only have one car, then finding a way for two people to get back and forth to two different jobs each could be pretty challenging. It
could work if your jobs were in close proximity.
As far as my situation, my husband and I are doing fine right now. We both work in the restaurant industry, and while we had a slow down for a little
while this summer, we've been crazy busy since the first of the year.
We both have plenty of hours, and we both just got raises. How long all that will last...well...I just don't know. With the economy the way it is and
so many people being layed off, I think it's just a matter of time before business declines significantly. But for now, we're fine.
Do you and your husband have family and/or friends who can help you? Would you be able to perhaps move in with family during this difficult time? If
that's not possible, getting a roommate is something to think about. My husband and I had a roommate during the early part of our marriage because we
were broke. It really helped a lot.
I hope you'll explore unemployment benefits too. I'd call and talk to someone there, tell them your situation and see if you qualify for anything.
Take care and hang in there.