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single mom and widow

I am a single mother who had a child with a non american who traveled locally and abroad for work regularly. Obtaining his citizenship was not a priority as my husband was 27 while I was 25. In 2009 my husband died in a car accident so as you can imagine, ...
—melissa FL

Single Mom

I am a single Mother of 4 with 2 still young and living at home. I work for a local grocery store. I have no choice but to have to receive food stamps since I can only work part time in order to take care of my sons. Like most women I do not recieve child ...
—ErinSC

Minimum Wage Does not Cover the Rent

I work with the homeless and have discovered that some of them work jobs that here in Boston will not pay for the rent. We must raise the minimum wage to prevent homelessness, if nothing else. It is outrageous not to do otherwise!
—Dotty

Can't imagine

We are going through some tough times right now. My husband is out of work. It took me 7 months to find a job, I took an on call job. The child care in the town I live in would be half of my income when all of the kids would not be in school. If I paid ...
—DremaWV

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Stay at home mom recognizing how difficult the world can be for working moms.
—ConstanceAZ

Earning pennies with all the degrees

People with a many experiences and degree are finding it difficult to secure adequate employment. We are settling for the social service type which pays pennies considering the number of hours put on to situate other peoples life. It's been difficult ...
—Nora MD

Dont be selfish

I am a young black female, and I am fed up with this country selfish and greedy ways. In the words of the GREAT Tupac Shakur "they got money for wars but can't feed the poor". That is absolutely true, help our country and give us more than little scarps. ...
—AhlaijhaFL

North Carolina, a nightmare.

I believe the current assembly will not reinstate EIC, never. They have shown time and time again, they do not care about those of us who struggle. I don't want a handout, but I would like a chance to improve my life, for my children's sake. I had to ...
—TraceyNC

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I am a working single mother of two children three and under. I find it very hard to make ends meet on just minimum wage. I recieve only 35$ a month in child support which does not help much.
—KristinOH

child care

I am a nurse , My husband a electrician and no we are not well off , We are living paycheck to paycheck we have a son and have to work to make around him to make sure he is safe , we have after school program we get help with but when he is sick or on ...
—candyMA

no unemployment...WHY???

Hi, I have been working for over 35 years and have NEVER received unemployment compensation until this Sept. Mine has just ran out! Why when I get the funds it is only 26 weeks while others have had it over a year. I have applied for many job positions ...
—maryOH

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I am a College student and I know a lot of women who work and study and raise their children on their own. I know that if women without children are paid less than men, women who have children have their salaries lowered, while their male counterparts ...
—PatriciaCO

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I had to rely on unemployment to survive while my job was in transition. I know how important it is to have to rely on this assistance until you can get back on your feet. Please extend benefits for those of us in need.
—jacquelineFL

Hard Working friends

I have several friends who have been out of work for over a year. These are hard working people, some of whom have advanced degrees, whose jobs were outsourced overseas. One has lost her home, one died of a heart attack at 47 years old due to the stress ...
—LeslieMN

It's That Easy

It's enough already the stress of getting only half of your paycheck's worth, but it runs out too soon. Living in a tourist area where only 3 mos. of summer (with a year's worth of work crammed into that 3 or 4 mos. with no benefits or anything) at the ...
—BethMA

Hubby loses job

I lost my job while pregnant and we decided just to cut back and I would stay at home with our new daughter. When my daughter was 6 months old my husband lost his job. Neither of us were working, we had a new baby, mortgage, everything.

Fortunately ...

—NadraCA

Struggling mother of two

I lost my job of 5 years to a buyout. Now things are tighter than ever. I lost my car due to this same buyout so its really hard trying to find another job without reliable transportation. Even with unemployment I have to gamble and choose which bills ...
—martranyeceSC

Pregnant with twins when the economy collapsed

When the economy collapsed, I was pregnant with twins. I had left my job to take care of my husband when he was diagnosed with cancer, and although he had recovered and gone back to work, I hadn't yet found another job. The economy collapsed, and his ...
—LeaIL

People are hurting who deserve and have earned ths

People are hurting who deserve and have earned this
—BrendaVT

Drunk driver causes loss of work & health insurance

I was maimed, for life, because of a drunk driver, who fell asleep at the wheel, and left me with a 4 level cervical, anterior fusion. Once I was out of work for 2 years, my ANTHEM blue Cross became secondary, and they pushed me onto Medicare.

Medicare ...

—Anne-KristineCT
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