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Unemployed

Dec 23 2008

I am (was) on vacation this week and work called yesterday to tell me the doors are shut for the whole company effective this Friday. I am management so I knew this would probably happen soon. I havebeen there 21 yrs and it is very scary and sad. Part of me is also relieved that I can take a couple months and get some of this pain under control. I have struggled badly the last 6 months to get to work, do my job, and manage my health. My boss, who I had a decent work relationship with, does not deal with illness well and made my life hell the last 2 yrs. In the last 6 months, he has repeatedly threatened my job and harassed me on a personal level and I am glad I will not have to see him everyday anymore. The stress he gave me did not help my health. On another note, I do not believe I am capable of finding another job any time soon and any manual labor is out of the question. My financial future scares the crap out of me. I am single and live alone so I am the only income. My home is small but I bought it 11 yrs ago and have worked hard on it. I feel at this point that financially it is my health or my home and I must find a way to have both. I just don't know where to begin and am scared to death of making wrong decisions that will lose me one or the other.

So I am going today to clean out my office and start a hard but new chapter of my life.



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written by Tabby, December 23, 2008
I am sorry to hear about your job. As I know I have said before I lost my job of 13 years at GE this past June. I was devastated! I am on Unemployment right now which just ran out so today I filed for the extension. I am hoping that comes through fast or my mortgage will be late!!! I just wanted to share all of that with you because I know where you are at and how you feel. Please PM me if you want to talk. I am here for you. Things will work out. Try not to stress too much so you don't make yourself sick. I know that's easier said than done though.

Love,

Tabby
written by raynedae, December 23, 2008
I'm sorry you lost your job, but it sounds like you'll be better off without having to deal with your boss everyday. This economy sucks so bad. Start taking stock of what you have...do you have a 401K? How about severance?

You're in my thoughts and I'm so sorry this happened to you at Christmas...even though you knew it was coming, I'm sure you're feeling like your board of directors or the owner or whomever the powers that be are Scrooge, and you're right.

Bless you and yours...
written by Cori, December 23, 2008
I am so sorry, these economic times are so difficult. Well get unemployment, get your health under control and find an adventurious new career! Or maybe go back to school, who knows the world is your canvas! smilies/smiley.gif
written by kar4242, June 06, 2009
Oh my, you have had so much on your plate. I was wondering if you found another job yet?

Hugs.

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