I know how you feel.
The company I was working for was purchased at the end of August and I have been out of work since. To top it off, my wife also lost her job at the end of July. She has started a new job and is happy and I have a new job, however I don't start until 11/20. The stress of not having jobs may have been what recently caused may anxiety and insomnia to come back. Our bill have been paid, however we have gone through all of our savings.
I don't know what to do. I can't sleep anymore and I feel that there is not going to be anything that will help me.
Thanks, all, for your words of encouragement! I'm sorry to hear that others are in the same boat, although I guess misery does love company. Hope I can be supportive towards you, like you are towards me!
I know this can be a blessing in disguise, but I really liked my job and am really upset that I have to make a change. Plus I get stupid comments from others, like my co-worker, who said, "This affects you more than it affects me, after all, you're the primary breadwinner now with your husband out of work" and my close friend who said, "Your husband has to be supportive of you now and maybe reinvent himself and go in a different direction with his job"- my husband is one of the few people who LOVES the work that he does, and I can't take that away from him now!! He will just have to keep looking, hoping that something comes along soon...
I tell myself all the right things- think positive, etc., but I am having such a hard time implementing those thoughts, as I hate being in this position!! I just don't have the drive or the focus to job hunt!! I don't I don't have a choice, but I keep expecting to wake up from this "horrible dream".
I wake up in the middle of the night, paralyzed with anxiety- thought I finally had my feet in the ground coping with my husband's loss of work, and then this hits!!
Meg- I am sooooo happy for you!! How did you get up the courage to do all that?? (As my mom tells me, I have no choice, but that really hasn't sunk in yet) I give the appearance of being outgoing, but I am actually extremely shy, especially in new situations. I guess that's what's scaring me too...
Well, I hope all of you that are job searching have much success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks,Lyn, for your encouragement!! I am back to the point where I am having a lot trouble eating and sleeping- I think the shock of all of this has to wear off. Plus I still have to go to this current job everyday and hear everyone talk about what mistakes the Board is making in signing this new management contract and letting me go- makes me feel good that everyone is concerned for me, but doesn't do me a whole lot of good.
Anyway, how have you been?