Although this happened a few years ago, this is not uncommon today. We will bring you more stories of the challenges unemployed veterans have… Please help with your contributions and help us help the veterans struggling to find work.
The job I lost
I was recently discharged from the US ARMY back in February 09, and have not been able to find work since then. I have been surviving on unemployment since I got out.
What it’s like being unemployed
Since then my wife and I have been searching for jobs, up until she found out she was pregnant. I continued to look, we even moved from MI to FL thinking work could be found there, but there we found a major unemployment rate, too.
So we moved back to MI in October 09. We were surviving on unemployment the whole time we were searching. My wife had our daughter on January 11th of this year and since then she has gotten back to searching for work just as much as I have. But now that congress has denied the extension, we worry about how we are going to pay our bills, and take care of our daughter. With out the extension we are going to lose our car, which is the only means of transportation that we have. If that happens we have no way of going out to search for the much needed jobs. The unemployment is the only way that we are going to be able to survive.
- I have learned that you should not take any job that you have for granted. I had no choice but to be discharged. But for the people who quit a job just because they don’t like it, It is foolish. I would be happy with any work I can find, just because I know it will help my family.