posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:13 AM
I dont know if this post should be in rant or here so ill just give it a go and see what happens....
If youre reading this then I can imagine that you have read the title and have an idea of what I am about to say...Its getting to the point, at least
for me, that the above examples are going to become more and more difficult to achieve. Without the first 2 then the 3rd wouldnt be an option. I am
currently unemployed and have been so for longer than I woulda have imagined that I woulda been. The job I had was a very good job that I liked very
much and was great py. When I working I had a normal life really,in which I had money to take care of the basics like bills and things like that and
have money to allow me and my family to have some fun every once and while. The reason for losing my job is because where I worked it was a consumer
based facility.If people werent buying goods that the factory I worked at was making i meant less demand which in return meant less business for the
company. So the result was massive layoffs througout he plant and of course I was one of the unfortunite ones. So I had to file for unemployment and I
only recieve a portion of what I was making.at my job. It comes down to being about $150 bucks a week less. It went from having extra money to not
having enough money to cover everyday exspenses. Its been rough...
So since my layoff I have looking for a job to at least to match in pay what I am recieving with unemployment and have had little to no luck in the
area I live. It seems to be getting more and more difficult for anybody really to find a decent job and I am starting to worry more and more that I
wont be able to. Im putting alot of stress on myself to be able to take care of my family and the so called "recovering economy" isnt helping much.
Boy,is that a joke if I have heard one. I am hoping that I will be able to find one before its too late because eventually the extensions are going to
run out. And anoter thing that is worrying me is that they are starting to take some of those extensions away that they gave in the first place
,because of the economy being in shambles, under the false accusations that it is in recovery.which is even more BS.
Another thing that is stressing me out is how the price of everthing is going up and the money I recieve stays the same. The gas prices are becoming
even more ridiculas faster than I expected. It seems like they add 15cents everyday when I go to the pump and it just keeps going with no break in
increase in the near future if ever. So in return everything else is rising just as fast. Going to the grocery store anymore is starting to be
something that actually scares me. I used to be able to go and by groceries for full breakfasts and dinners. Now its like I come out with some tv
dinners and a case of ramen noodles. Buying milk is just horendous to me when I spend almost 5 dollars a gallon so my daughter can have it wit her
cereal. I am pretty sure that I have decided that I am going to ask my girlfriend to apply for food stamps. I never thought that the day would come
that I would have to seek assitance in order to eat. It break my heart and my spirit.
I made this thread not to put out my sad story looking for a pity party but to put out how real people have to struggle just to live while the fat
cats just keep getting fatter. For those of you who have steady employment and recieve what is necessary to provide for you and yours I envy you and
throw you this advice....Cherish it and do whatever you can to keep what you have because maybe one day you will be in the same boat that myself and
countless others are fishing out of and thought we would never be in....
If anyone wants to share their struggle, to work,eat and live,please feel free to. I would like to hear how others are trying to manage to make it
and from those who have made it so far to hopefully look at it and see that maybe if my spirit holds up that it could all end up being just a bad
dream that I will hopefully be able to awaken from soon...
edit on 14-4-2011 by gdaub23 because: (no reason given)