Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am just gonna say it....


Ok..I feel much better.  I lost my job due to a layoff on Jan. 20th.  I have never been laid off or fired..and this is much harder than I thought it would be.   Just to actually say it out loud makes me feel like a failure.  I am trying to change that in my mind.  
Thank goodness for unemployment..but this leads me to another problem.  I am entitled to 26 weeks of unemployment benefits.  The amount that I am getting through unemployment is less than what I was making before..but it isnt too bad.  The problem is that when i am looking online for jobs..I am not seeing any jobs that are even paying as much as my unemployment!  I don't want to feel like a mooch and just sit home and draw unemployment, but I can't afford to take one of these lower paying jobs.  This has to be the case with alot of people looking for work..right??


Crazy Emma said...

Sorry to hear your news. Its happening alot over here in Britain cos evberyone's having money troubles.
Wishing you luck in your search for a new job :D

Anonymous said...

Hey Carey! I'm so sorry to hear your bad news. Stop worrying...being on unemployment doesn't reflect on you at all -- it's just what you've got to do in this crappy economy right now! Brandie's company just announced a salary reduction for all of its employees and my workplace is on a total hiring freeze. Sure hope this economy turns around soon... I'll keep my eyes and ears open for job opportunities for you! Good luck! Hugs!!

Carey said...

Thanks...on the bright side..the house is clean all the time :)