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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am just gonna say it....

I AM UNEMPLOYED!!


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??

3 comments:

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

Susan 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!!
-Susan

Carey said...

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