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  •  I am forwarding this diary link (17+ / 0-)

    to my brother in NJ. He is fairly well-connected and is also a good progressive, i.e. he will put some thought into this. I will get back to you if he knows of anything.

    Meanwhile; assorted hugs and encouragement. Whenever I am facing anything difficult, I always remind myself that no matter how awful the situation is, I will get through it, and I will get past it. You WILL get past this.

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    by asterkitty on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 12:23:38 PM PDT

    •  Thanks. (7+ / 0-)

      I appreciate the connection.

      I do network regularly. LinkedIn, some local chamber connections, things like that.

      But it's always good to have another pair of eyes take a look!

      •  Best of luck. (7+ / 0-)

        I was fired/laid off from a job of 9 years back in 2007. I was lucky to get a few months severance and UI. I was depressed and it was hard to look for work. I managed to get a job in the same exact field after 10 months at the end of 2007. When things got really bad in 2008 I realized how lucky I was.

        Now when I hear stories like yours I feel guilty for having a job and health insurance. I wish I could help everyone and often feel like I am struggling until I hear stories like yours. I have a friend in a chatroom who is getting evicted in a month. I don't know why I feel guilty having a job that barely makes ends meet for me.

        I don't understand the voters in this country electing republicans who do everything they can to cut the safety net for people. When I saw that Scott Walker was leading in the polls in WI, I wondered what the hell is going on. I see polls where republicans are leading and wonder what people are thinking about. Are people in this country actually so misinformed that they think they will be better off with republicans?

        Why do employers even contest UI benefits? It doesn't come out of their pockets. I think it is done out of spite. What can the mindset possibly be? I just fired someone and I want them to be penniless? I wish I could really help you, again I feel guilty that I cannot. I hope you have great luck finding a new job.

        The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. - Elbert Hubbard -9.62/-8.15

        by GustavMahler on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 01:14:00 PM PDT

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