I just moved in with my BF (UGH!) because I was laid off and I could no longer afford the rent! I never thought I would have to move in so so soon!!! Its crazy, but the only thing I receive is unemployment and it only covers my bills and although my BF does not support me financially, I do have two of my three daughters living here as well, and I feel that he might not appreciate that we might be making his bills higher, like the light and gas...the building is his, which is a blessing, but I am frustrated that he does not offer to help me with my expenses or at least help me with my girls...He spends no money on us absolutely at all! But his demeanor says alot, like he always makes it a point to mention how much his grocery bill has gone up or how he has to regulate the heater and turn it off during the day and the lights... This bothers me, But I am so trying!!! What ever I have left over I do purchase things for us all!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Money & Work
The unemployment rate in Chicago is over ten percent. It is brutal here! Do you have an up to date Linkedin profile? Chicago has lots of great networking and unemployment support groups. The CafeMom Job Hunting Moms group has tons of great ideas: http://www.cafemom.com/group/jobhuntingmoms . Are you using one of the meta-search sites to comb the job boards, like Indeed or Simply Hired? I do career and job search coaching; please contact me if you have any questions. Robin
Answer by rkoloms at 7:18 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 7:25 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
I dont what I can offer except a way to make extra money. It's totally legit.
The only thing I can say about your BF is that thats all he is.
As a husband it would be different. He is not responsible for you or your girls.
Are you doing the chores around the house? What about your kids? Are they respecting his space?
I cant say that im rich, but I make enough right now with what I do to keep up. Good Luck.
Answer by IraqiVetWife at 7:31 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
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Answer by BingsMommy at 10:48 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
Girl, have you thought about a Merchandising job? I say that because I always see jobs open for companies in your area on down to Kankakee and Joliet. Go to www.narms.com.
Click on Jobs/Careers, go to Search the JobBank, enter in your State and search for jobs.
Read my article How to Find Work at Home for You. I realize it's not exactly a work at home job, but you are home based. You usually can make your own schedule and it's usually flexible. If you have any questions, let me know. I have done this for years!
Answer by m-avi at 11:01 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
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