Obama dug up a man that told everyone he had been out of work for 2 yrs and had taken 77 weeks of unemployment but had not been able to find a job. He feels it isn't a handout and the government needs to extend it because it would help "make ends meet". I'm sorry, but I just can't understand how someone can be out of work for 2 yrs. Do they mean 2 yrs without a job they want, without a job that pays close to what they used to make or a job in their field? I just don't see not being able to find a job that pays at least 45% of your previous income (what unemployment pays).
This guy worked in a car dealership in the parts area. There is still a dealership on every other corner and and 2 auto parts shop for every dealership. My son is a manager at Auto Zone (at 21) and they are always hiring. Has the man relocated? If you lose your job you should keep in mind you might need to relocate.
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:01 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 9:53 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
You need MONEY to relocate
My hubby and I were both laid off for about a year (end of 1/2009 -1/2010 for me 3/2009-12010 for hubs). We found work, both making less than waht we were. My hubby is almost where he was and will be there in a few months.
We took our time off to take extra classes as well, while we were looking for jobs.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:55 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by specialwingz at 9:07 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 9:13 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
I think they should have to prove they are looking to get extensions. Me and hubby wanted to take classes so we signed up for WIA and we had to take extra classes, as well as look for jobs and PROVE it....We were glad to do it.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:01 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:38 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 11:09 AM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by specialwingz at 2:10 PM on Jul. 20, 2010