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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 9/23/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all!  I haven't been able to post lately, with the job search and then getting the flu. YUCK! But things are looking up flu-wise anyway.
My fiance ( still calling him hubby turn ) is still looking for a job. His lay off is October 2nd, and in some ways he liked getting the news early to have time to look, but in others he hates the waiting for it to come. We worked together on his resume, since I type well and have grammar skills from the transcription training. He has distributed 15 to every available job opening, but still no news. It will happen when the time is right. I just am having some trouble staying positive all the time!
He is handling it as well as possible too. Like living with chronic pain, everyday is a challenge and some are worse than others. The boys are coming up with creative ways to cut things back, but we didn't live extravagantly before this, so we won't be going without now! My family has said many times that I am the queen of cheap!
All of you were in my thoughts and prayers in the past few days. I hope you are all having a low pain day!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/23/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
   Hello Mindy!
      It is a worry, when facing a layoff. One of our aircraft plants, just announced 700 layoff's here, and we have lost 14 thousand  aircraft jobs in the last few years. I hate to see the direction this country is going in, and fear that it will get much worse, unless they find a way to create new jobs here.
      Your husbans sounds like a service provider, so he may fair well in landing a job, as he has specialized skills. We wish him luck, and this is a time that you can feel good about being able to help him with the paperwork.
     You are lucky to have children who realize the need to help, by cutting back where they can.
       Take care, and thanks for the update.
     SE wink

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   Posted 9/23/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Mindy
My prayers and thoughts are with you and hubby, so that your husband is able to find a job very soon.

Look at it this way, while he is home once unemployed, until he finds a job, he will be able to help you at home a bit with some of the tasks that are difficult for you.

Take care friend and post when you can.

Glad you over the flu!!

One day at a time!!

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 9/23/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all. He is a gasoline-powered auto mechanic, so hopefully he will find work quickly. In the mean time, there is help out there. Unemployment, and if necessary public assistance. That is what it is for. He just has a hard time thinking about accepting help that way. Unemployment is one thing, but he would rather work 2 full time jobs in McDonalds than have us go on full assistance. I applaud him for his determination. Things will be fine money wise. We are both wise spenders and savers, and I do have the Mary Kay to help out too.
I just don't know how to help him well. Most of us who have been employed know how this feels. SE, I will show him your post too, and so you know my prayers are with you and all those who have lost their jobs or are in fear of losing them. It is a difficult thiing to go through. I have been laid off before too, and even with leaving my job for the CP issues understand where he is coming from.
The good news is that as a couple, we are relying on each other and it is not tearing things apart, just making the family stronger. I am very lucky to have a man as good as he is. Just wish there were more ways to help him! I just try to provide constant support, to listen, and to help him remember that things happen on God's time, not our own. There is a reason for this, and it will lead to bigger, better things for all of us. He is thinking about going back to school for diesel mechanics, and I have encouraged him to look into that. We live in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which has what us locals call the Miracle Mile. Within 10 minutes of our home are 13 trucking depots! Perfect! But as we all have times that we struggle with self esteem, it is no different for him as well.
Thank you all for the kindness and support. Paula, Screaming Eagle, and Suzane, thank you for taking the time to post!

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   Posted 9/24/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Prayers that something good will come soon in the ways of a job...
It's good that your both working thru this...
will be thinking of you
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