I was born poor, raised poor, and currently poor.
I am 33-34. I am not affraid to work.
A couple of years ago I tried(and still trying) to change that. I enrolled myself at the loacal college after 12 years at the same dead end job. I did
really well in the grade sector. Got a job three weeks out of college. I scored in the top 5 in the testing to get the job.
I worked for a year and a half with no problems, and some of my posts reflect this. Now the construction industry has taken a hit, it seems that the
federal funding band aid fell off.
Now after a month of being laid off I am starting to lose hope. I have heard some in the trade that lay-offs can last many months. My unemployment is
not even paying the rent and now it is starting to hurt with Christmas coming around.
I really do not want any sympathy. I just needed to put some thoughts out there.
Should I stick with the trade and tough out the thought times or move on? I like what I am doing working for a mechanical contractor. But being laid
I keep trucking along trying to make something happen, but when will lady luck be there for lj01.
I do not wish to be rich. I would just like to not have to worry about the power bill, rent, or food on the table for the kids.
What does one have to do to obtain that?
I have skills but damn man, I am losing faith(IA am not religous).
Piss poor out of luck.
I have been on ATS for a while now. I expect some post's of immaturity. I just wanted to see of anyone with the
same type of luck or similar experiences could chime in.
Just living the American dream