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A couple years ago I was unexpectedly let go from my job and shortly thereafter developed health issues that prevented me from working for 15 months. After many years of working in the high tech ...
by goldenbird
Comment Count 795 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 04:03 PM PST with 662 Recommends
In January 2009 I said this in one of my earliest diaries here, Postcard From Muskegon ...two years ago. ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 553 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 09:01 PM PST with 579 Recommends
So, I became another casualty of this devastating economic climate. I lost my job today. It was not totally unexpected. About a month ago, there was a big meeting at the company. We were told that ...
by africa
Comment Count 255 comments on Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 02:42 PM PST with 511 Recommends
I've been reading the diaries from people looking for work, and thought this might be of some use. Over a decade ago, when my husband lost his job, he got sent to one of the "employment coaching" ...
by Teddifish
Comment Count 407 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2008 at 07:15 PM PST with 500 Recommends
I am going into my fourth year now of severe financial challenges. My fellow architects and myself, we're at the end of our ropes. There's only so many times you can look for barista jobs, ...
by La Gitane
Comment Count 202 comments on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 11:26 AM PST with 469 Recommends
I was at work yesterday. I am a Senior IS Business Analyst at a good privately owned company in a small town in Central North Carolina. The employees there are mostly local, and are mostly small ...
by funluvn1
Comment Count 374 comments on Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 02:39 AM PDT with 445 Recommends
I hear it over and over from my co-workers and friends: "The jobs are out there if you want to work." I got sick and tired of hearing it, so I decided to do some research. In the ...
by bmaples
Comment Count 518 comments on Fri Jul 02, 2010 at 05:46 PM PDT with 396 Recommends
I have been looking forward to today since Monday. It was my first job interview in several weeks. I spent hours preparing for the interview. I sat down and learned everything I could about the ...
by frustrated1
Comment Count 465 comments on Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM PDT with 385 Recommends
I have had a really rough time of things lately. After straightening out my life over the past year and a half, I lost my job last week, and I also lost my lodging. The former is through no fault of ...
by Colorado is the Shiznit
Comment Count 108 comments on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:07 PM PST with 349 Recommends
CHICAGO UNIONS RALLY AND MARCH AGAINST CORPORATE GREED With the third highest poverty rate in the US, the second highest foreclosure rate in the US and the unemployment rate stuck ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 105 comments on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 03:07 AM PDT with 297 Recommends
I have worked for the same company for nearly nine years. Today it ended.
by Laurdet
Comment Count 372 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 02:56 PM PST with 297 Recommends
I want to clarify something about the purported "unemployment extensions" being negotiated by the WH and Republicans in return for capitulating on Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy. There are no new UI ...
by Frisbeetarian
Comment Count 251 comments on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 12:42 AM PST with 279 Recommends
But that does not seem to matter, not for her and not for a growing number of people in their 50s and 60s who desperately want or need to work to pay for retirement and who are starting to worry ...
by Forgiven
Comment Count 276 comments on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 09:52 AM PST with 271 Recommends
True confession, I am one of the long-term unemployed. Like many, I have tried to cover up my true circumstances by creating a ¨consulting company¨ and telling bullshit stories about the benefits ...
by abe57
Comment Count 157 comments on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 08:05 AM PST with 230 Recommends
I believe in personal responsibility. Personal responsibility is at the core of progressive philosophy. Progressives believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed, and that people ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 117 comments on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:11 AM PDT with 214 Recommends
Recently, a few people have asked me to try to publish more upbeat and positive diaries about the economy. I've explained to them that, despite the misdirected comments of a few, I have published ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 509 comments on Wed Aug 25, 2010 at 11:06 PM PDT with 210 Recommends
by bluemajority
Comment Count 193 comments on Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 11:40 AM PST with 200 Recommends
Paul Krugman finally came out and said it on his NY Times blog today: "The fact that the economy may be technically in recovery is irrelevant." It's linked here in a brief comment: "[http://
by bobswern
Comment Count 228 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 03:10 AM PDT with 160 Recommends
Something. Is. Fucked. Up. In. This. Country. They may be a rant more than anything, but I have to vent somewhere and I thank you for allowing it. After nearly a year of looking for work, I'm ...
by JWK
Comment Count 79 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 05:15 AM PDT with 127 Recommends
Senator Durbin stood in front of the Senate this morning and tried his best to whip up support for an unemployment extension bill during ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Jun 22, 2010 at 02:25 PM PDT with 93 Recommends