Thank God they are still young (just started third grade) but we're not having any sleepovers here no matter how much they ask. I am afraid for the social impact on them. They are so upbeat, so enthusiastic. They don't know we're in a ditch. It would break my heart if they figured that out.
You want the kids to feel normal and happy? Let them have the sleepover. Rent the movie from the library and use a coupon to buy them a pizza. I mean, Jesus Christ, forcing your kids to act like social pariahs is not the solution.
I am over the bruises to my ego; I just ignore my mother-in-law completely now. The worst thing though is the impact on my kids. We were making $120K plus two years ago. Now, about $35K. Lost the house. Thankfully still in the same school. That said, the kids went from being respectably comfortable in their cohort to being comfortable if tattered (used clothes, battered rental, same old car, no summer trips, etc.). Thank God they are still young (just started third grade) but we're not having any sleepovers here no matter how much they ask. I am afraid for the social impact on them. They are so upbeat, so enthusiastic. They don't know we're in a ditch. It would break my heart if they figured that out.
Generally, the times when I'm reading about how employers tend to evaluate prospective candidates outside of my field are not among them.
You mean you're only getting offers that are so bad, they don't add up to unemployment + cost of gas/bus fare/etc to work? If that's the case, I sympathize. If not and it's just "not enough" when unemployment benefits are also "not enough", then not so much. It's unpleasant, but be mercenary. That, or lead the way and start organizing protests, because there's plenty of desire to join in and nobody to lead.
Look. I don't know you, I don't know your situation or anything like that and I'm honestly not trying to be a dick or a troll but you are staying on unemployment because the psychological benefit of supporting yourself isn't worth gas money
I know it's tough out there, but we shouldn't have in society an option where you don't choose to work because the psychological & financial benefits of unemployment are easier on you. That's horrible.
I don't think any employee pays into Unemployment, actually. It's strictly a tax on businesses. You may pay into it indirectly, as in you might've gotten higher wages while working if the company didn't have to pay blah blah blah.
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