My Family

My Family

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trying to stay positive

As most know Steve lost his job in summer of last year . We had NO choice but to get on PA if we wanted to provide for our girls . I HATE being on it !! I feel everyone is looking down at us like we are dirt ,like we are NOT . The second I can get off of PA I will . It doesn't help that I haven't worked in 3 years and people are afraid to hire me because of that !! Sorry if I was able to be a SAHM for 3 years because we COULD afford for me to stay home . Now we can't I need to find a job . Steve wants to go back to school and once he does and gets a job I can be a SAHM again . People just don't realize that some people on PA truly are trying to make a better life for thier family .......

2 comments:

Marc said...

Hang in the Lesley! I know it's tough! I was a SAHD for the last year and 1/2, and applied to multiple places and heard nothing. They always wanted to know what I did the last year and a half. I eventually had to take a job far away from my family. It's tough, but it's what we have to do right now. Keep going for it! No shame in receiving PA. You guys have worked hard and paid into the system for years. You're just getting back money that you put into the system. Do you know that there are people out there turning down jobs because they want to stay on PA?!?! Or, they are asking to start when their PA ends! I read a story about a landscaper in Detroit, interviewed 18 people, and they all turned it down because they wanted to stay on PA. They said they had to go to interviews to keep it, and told the company they didn't want the job when offered! It's hard to get a job in this day and age. We know you are trying hard and we will be praying for you!

proudmommy said...

Thank you so much marc ! Steve says the same thing we have paid in what we put in through the years. That's crazy that people are turning down jobs to stay on PA! Congrats on the job. I filled out a few in Frankfort I would go further but Steve doesn't trust my van enough since it's having issues. Once we get $$ coming in other than PA we HAVE to get a better vehicle.