No Job And No Prospects

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Replied by Medi on topic No Job And No Prospects

I wonder if some people still look differently at those who get financial help during their unemployed period. Perhaps that's why FrugalFran and family gave up the chance. Consider future plans and the remaining budget regularly, so you know when to get help before things turn to worse.
2 years 11 months ago #16

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Replied by Wanderer on topic No Job And No Prospects

FrugalFran take advantage of any Unemployment/Benefit Services that are available. That is the whole point of the program. To try and bridge the temporary unemployed situation. Sometimes even school/retraining is made available as part of the program benefits. For myself, I took advantage of the "Dislocated Worker" Program and obtained schooling to make me more marketable!
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Replied by FrankN on topic No Job And No Prospects

I agree, take advantage of the program if he qualifies. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that with someone in that kind of situation.
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Replied by patse on topic No Job And No Prospects

FrugalFran wrote: My family is in this situation right now with my husband being laid off. So far we haven't applied for any assistance and we've just been tapping into our emergency fund. Lay offs aren't unusual in his line of work, so we're hoping something will change and he'll have another job soon.


Good luck to your husband in finding a new job. Question though, is he getting unemployment? I don't consider this government help - after all we pay in to this so we should be able to use it when needed.
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Replied by FrankN on topic No Job And No Prospects

Best of luck to you FrugalFran, and I hope things turn around for you very quickly.
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Replied by FrugalFran on topic No Job And No Prospects

My family is in this situation right now with my husband being laid off. So far we haven't applied for any assistance and we've just been tapping into our emergency fund. Lay offs aren't unusual in his line of work, so we're hoping something will change and he'll have another job soon.
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Replied by FrankN on topic No Job And No Prospects

I agree that is what it is there for.
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Replied by Breakinger on topic No Job And No Prospects

I agree that there is nothing wrong with getting help when you really need it. I know most people who have lost their jobs due to company closures or layoffs are the people that deserve this type of help the most. That way they can focus more on getting another job, than worrying about how they are going to feed their family.
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Replied by FrankN on topic No Job And No Prospects

I would try to get government assistance first if you have that option, but I agree with PATSE I would do everything you can to get back on your feet first.
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Replied by patse on topic No Job And No Prospects

Busting my butt daily. Walking the pavement until I find one. I would go on unemployment until I found something, but I would make finding a job my job. I'm thankful that I'm not facing this situation.
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When you lose your job and have no other immediate prospects, what is your plan of action? Getting on government assistance or living off of your savings until another job comes along?
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