I don't know what I am going to do.
I was let go at my job. I was an auto mechanic; then the place I was employed at started "downsizing", and I happened to be one of those who were "let go". I am now going to have to find employment elsewhere.
It couldn't have happened at a worse time, not with the bills and the ever-rising cost of gas (or everything else). Add to that, caring for my bedridden mother who lives with us, as well as tending to the needs of my wife and kids.
I have been out of a job now for the past week and a half, and it's something I cannot get used to. I have been trained in getting up before the sun and being out the door by seven/eight o'clock every morning. Now the days stretch out before me like a big, empty field.
I don't know what I am going to do when the bills start rolling in. Right now, I can manage because I am on unemployment; expect to get my first check next week, but until then, I have no money. Thank God Elsie (my wife) works part time; if it were not for that (or my unemployment), we'd probably be on the street within a period of a few months!
It won't be so bad once the unemployment kicks in, but I won't be making nearly as much money as I did when I was working. I worked at the auto mechanic garage for the past two years. I thought my job was safe and secure. I couldn't have been more wrong. The boss had told us that he was downsizing, and some of us would be let go. I just didn't think it would happen to ME, of all people.
Not working is something I am having a hard time getting used to. I am not used to being home with the children, and I am not used to my wife going to work while I stay home and try to take care of things here. It is an entirely new concept for me, and I am having a very hard time in dealing with it.
Just say some prayers for me; pray that the unemployment checks start rolling in, and pray that I find a new job as soon as possible! I have a family to take care of, and I have bills to pay! I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!