Being unemployed and no money

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-03-2013
Being unemployed and no money
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Sun, 02-03-2013 - 1:40am

I need to vent because there's no one close who understands my situation. I moved to another town 30 miles away from my old address. This is a much smaller town. I don't have new friends, I've lost the ones I had.  I really cannot get around because my car is having issues.  So that's a drag really when I'm trying to find a job.  I am single, midlife woman, no kids and moved in with my parents who's renting part of a house.  My inability to get a job after 2 years of looking is making me sink lower in depression and cynical about myself and the future.  My parents especially my dad have been hard on me, forever reminding me how I've become a burden to them. I'm easily distracted by the bickering between us. My only friend is my 12 year old dog who is not allowed to come in the house.  My dad belittles my dog and he doesn't understand how big a help my dog has been in alleviating my depression and anxiety.

Just say hi, so i know you're here . 

Thanks for letting me share here.

New girl in the blockEmbarassed

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Sun, 02-03-2013 - 2:04am

HiSmile  Welcome to the board!!  I am so glad you found us and posted here.  You are more than welcome to share your thoughts or feelings anytime!!  There are some very caring and supportive people on this board and I hope you will come back and share.  I hope to make you smile by saying there are people in this world (like myself) who really do care and please know, you are not alone!!!  We are here 24/7.

sending you a hug!!

 

 

 

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 12:19am

~hugs~

Welcome Great!

Lorie

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-17-2013
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 11:34am

You are in a tough situation but knowing how it is living in a small town, I know what you are going through.

If you are still looking for a job after two years, chances are that you need to change something about the way you are looking. Since you obviously have access to the internet, so some searching and update your resume. Try a different approach with your cover letters. Check your appearance and attitude when on interviews-make sure you are presenting yourself in the best possible light. Apply for part time because once you get your foot in the door, you may be able to work up. Also, don't forget about volunteering. Volunteering may lead to paid positions and may help you get back the confidence you had in yourself.

Good luck and don't give you-you can do this!

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:11pm

Great Post!

Nightangel
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-03-2013
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 12:02am
Thank you for replying. It made me felt better to be heartily welcomed. Hope your weekend was great.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-03-2013
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 12:09am

Laughing Feeling better today.  Thanks for posting and giving great ideas.  My problem has been with following through.  I sent out dozens of resumes the past few months, got some phone calls back, three or few interviews.  Lots of competition, and being being midlife age is an issue i think.  I appreciate the feedback.  I'm feeling better the past three days. Starting over can be quite frustrating.  I'm taking small steps each day.

Have a great week!

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 6:14am

*hugs*