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Bilingualism

I was the only bilingual psychologist in my school district and was terminated, even though I was a tenured employee. Now the district is advertising for a bilingual psychologist again. What are my chances?

—BarbaraCA

Fix this mess!

My company relies on federal contractors for work. For the last year we have slowly gone bankrupt thanks to congressional inactivity. It is ridiculous to not have passed a single jobs bill while stalling the federal budget fighting the ACA all for political ...
—RustyMD

My sister and her family

My sister's husband lost his job in January of this year. Despite applying for many positions, networking, attending job events and interviewing at several companies, he is still unemployed. They have two young boys, ages 3 annd 6. My sister, who spent ...
—KimberlyCA

Unemployment Insurance as a Common Good

My story is that I am employed, pay taxes to our government because I am a responsible citizen and expect the government to function to serve the needs of the people who put them in office.

What I don't want to see are people on the streets when I go ...

—MarianneCA

Unemployed Senior

I was layed off my job at age 62 and had to get unemployment benefits which was less than the amount need monthly to pay my mortgage, utilities and buy grocery. If I had not had help from my family and fiends I do not know what I would have done.
—FrancineDC

First Time Unemployed

I was layed off many years ago and it was the first time I felt like trash. The people at the Unemployment Office treated me like I was dirt, a no class citizen, a bumb that did not want to work who was trying to rip off the system.

They talked down ...

—JudyIN

untitled

I am also disabled - a healthy society is predicated on a healthy economy. By keeping the long term unemployed apart from their insurance payments is NOT going to engender a viable economy. OK?!!!!!!!!!
—Ted

Re-entering the work force

I am retired, but have unemployed friends. After incarceration, they find it doubly difficult to find gainful employment.
—KathrynIN

Neighbor

There are just so many people I know who have so many reasons to be on unemployment at this point in time. They are my neighbors, friends, associates, colleagues and family. Seeing them struggle is a daily stressor. Lack of job creation in this country ...
—Vincent CA

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I worked for 25 years, 15 years at my previous employer, and 7 years for prior to that for 1 employer and 3 years for another. Soon after turning 50 I was let go. One day I was a good employee and the next put on the fast track out the door. I have ...
—CarolynNY

untitled

After 11 years in my current position and working full time for 30 years, I was informed my department is being sold. So I will get a 10,000.00 severance package and unemployment, I am 53 a widow with a son in college!

I have been actively looking foa ...

Medical Crisis Domino Effects a House of Cards

Catherine O'Hara (my Mother) died in March of 2008. In July A&I Inc. denied me beneficiary status, offering $6K "pre-retirement death benefit." Her Union (IBU) concurred; they refused to contest the denial. Request for Reconsideration (w/ pro bono atty) ...
—Frazer LA

untitled

I was sick several times in my twenties and I remember being so sick I couldn't even afford to take a day off let alone seek medical help until it turned into ammonia. It shouldn't have to go to that extent. I didn't make much starting out. I also found ...
—BONNIECA

About to Loss Our Home We Ran Out of Unemployment Funds

My husband was getting unemployment after operating heavy equipment for 30 years he got a layoff from his job.While he was off he found out that he has cancer. His unemployment ran out and since that time we have been just scraping buy on his disability ...
—DarleneVA

Why?

I was layoff from from my job when the pipe plant I worked for shut down. After that I used up all my savings to pay for mine and my kids cost of living before I got on unemployment. I thought for sure I would find another job fast, but that did not ...
—BrendaMO

Being Unemployed Sucks!

My husband has been unemployed, or under-employed for many years now, and the installation of a web site for filing has not been productive for us. Most issues must be handled over the phone, which requires being on hold for two hours in order to speak ...
—TrinaCO

Not just one, but two

My ex-husband has a seasonal job and relies on unemployment to get his family (and mine due to child support) through the winter. His wife doesn't work due to their son having some special needs and I am disabled and our daughter also has some special ...
—TonyaMI

untitled

I have worked as a clinical social worker for over 30 years with unemployed heads of families who were laid off from managerial level positions at large corporations. The corporations continued to make money, as did their executive staff -- leaving ...
—Robert NY

Just because politicians make plenty of money, doesn't mean they should forget those who don't

I'm so tired of the big-wigs in Washington just taking off before they get their job done. In THE REAL WORLD, if you leave work for a vacation without finishing your work, there are serious consequences. The same should apply to them.

—Regina NC

HAVE A HEART FOR GODS SAKES

I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE PAST 6 MOS AND I HAVE BEEN LOOKING EVERYDAY FOR EMPLOYMENT,THIS IS MY ONLY MEANS OF INCOME AT THE MOMENT WHICH IS 306.00 A WK,IAM BARELY MAKING ENDS MEET , IN THE PROCESS OF LOOSING MY HOME,PLEASE HAVE A HEART, ...
—DOROTHYGA
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