Originally Posted by fleetwood1976
The office furniture business is officially dying in southern indiana. My intire second shift was abolished last night. Being unemployed makes me feel a little more like the rest of the country. As for the company I work for, I think in 3 years they will be another empty warehouse. All the companies we supplied are going out of business, not a good sign.
We are very up beat and optimistic about it. When you serve the lord, you don't need to worry about the small stuff. Peace of mind is an awesome gift.
It is a wierd time, I almost felt bad having a job when everyone I knew was on unemployment. Now I am one of the gang.
Keep your head up. Losing your job isn't shameful or somehing to be embarassed about. Choices were made far above you that you had no control over.
Quickly get signed up for unemployment then spend time looking for work. The sooner the better. The benefits paid to you should give you some ability to take time and really spend looking for a new job/career.
Lastly, unemployment is paid for a reason. It's to give you 'time' to look for a quality job. Don't settle for the first thing that comes up if can afford to (assuming of course it's not at least as good as your job you lost).
What I mean is...don't start a min-wage job if you were making over that 'just to be working'. This can have a negative impact on your cash flow as well as affecting your benefits.
The company that let you go has been paying the Gov for those benefits. In effect you have 'earned' them. Use them wisely, and good luck. This is a terrible economy for everyone.