Today was what I like to refer to as challenging. Yesterday was
challenging too. I hit a roadblock this morning. I woke up almost in a
panic, car payment extension due today and there was no way I had the
My bank called asking me for 75.00 to cover my account. I had
nowhere to go with it.Who? Where? How to find money and then what about
all of the other bills coming in the rest of the week? Oy vey!!!!
Each week delivers more grim news about some part of the economy, including job cuts and climbing unemployment. All the gloom-and-doom has some recalling unemployment during the Great Depression. At this point the U.S. unemployment rate is 6.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; peak unemployment during the Great Depression was 25 percent. Are we inching toward a similarly unsavory fate?
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Welcome to my first week of unemployment! After being wait-listed for eleven long months, the repairman finally came by to fix my Wayback and Forward Time Traveler 6000. Some jerk stepped on a butterfly last year and everyone's time machine went on the fritz. Why is there always one guy who has to blow it for everybody?
Anyway, I jumped in for a quick ride into the future to check my diary. I wanted to know how my life of unemployment would go. Here are the first few entries:
As the U.S. unemployment rate increases--at 6.5 percent, it has reached a 14-year high--and President Bush's tenure winds down, all eyes are on President-elect Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress set to take the reins in Washington in January. Will the new leadership provide relief?
Continue reading "Can President-elect Obama Provide Relief from Our Unemployment Angst?" »
The past few days, I have been researching the possibility of going back to school. Grad School. Tests, research, and the dreaded thesis. Now, I would not be thinking of doing this, seeing as I have my BS degree in something completely not related to a Master's of Psychology, unless the career I currently have does not appear to be working out. Ok, so the career I currently have does not appear to be working out. I need a Plan B.
There's a lot of speculation lately about what Americans talk about at the kitchen table. Well my kitchen table has become the hub for our discussions about the state of the economy and the impact on our family. You won't find any political rhetoric and homey colloquialisms in our dialogs. No, we talk about real-life issues like the risk of my 52-year old cousin losing her job due to corporate downsizing. To protect her identity, I'll call her "Jane Six-Pack".
When I lost my job a couple of years ago, it was along with all of my peers who were over 40. Only one person over 40 survived, but all the people under 40 stayed. In order to get my severance pay, I had to agree not to sue them for Age Discrimination. I got a job very quickly from a phone interview, so they had no idea of my age until I arrived at work. It was a young company and I spent considerable effort making myself valuable. But when the project ended, there was no job for me, although everyone else on the project either left voluntarily, (they asked me to stay to the end o