Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Unemployment Sucks

So, my dad has been unemployed from his full-time job as a Multi-Unit Restaurant Manager at Dunkin' Donuts in Chester County for over a year now. He's applied to thousands of jobs - of which most I've applied to for him. He's had interviews, but very few. He has everything the employer wants - experience (25 years of it), qualifications (he's certified to be a  food manager), and determination. All he wants is a JOB in order to create a stable ground financially for his generations to come. He wants to fulfill his children's dreams of becoming what they want to in life.


I don't understand. At first I thought it WAS because of the fact that there are 5 candidates per position, but then I realized that those folks aren't getting hired either. Now my dad thinks there is some sort of conspiracy- that employers are only putting out job ads for show. And I don't blame him one bit. It's highly possible. But I don't want him to lose hope.




And now his unemployment compensation has ended. We are trying to afford our bills and mortgage of our new single-family home with only my mom's $7.00/hour babysitter salary. We are afraid that if this stays the same, we will be on the verge of losing our beloved home.


My Dad hasn't been healthy physically lately either. Kidney stones, kidney cancer, hernias, cysts - they keep coming at him. He can't even afford health insurance.


Again, the only thing he wants is a JOB. Once he gets one, he will work his butt off to stabilize his expenses.


Ever since he's lost hope, I have been making an effort to restore it back. I pray for his health and wealth every single day, but still no luck. It's been two long years since this has started, and he has one question: "When will it end?"


You tell me.


-That's the TFAT

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NOTES: IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY HIRING A RESTAURANT MANAGER IN PA OR DE, PLEASE COMMENT BELOW! OR IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY WHO OWNS A STORE OR RESTAURANT - TELL ME BY COMMENTING!
ALSO, THERE IS A NEW POLL ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE THAT ASKS

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS UNEMPLOYED?
   
PLEASE ANSWER! THANKS!
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5 comments:

  1. This is a site for people who lost hope. Maybe this will help your dad.
    http://www.givesmehope.com/

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  2. I'm so sorry for your dad. Just like there was with health care reform (sigh), there needs to be a collection of stories like your dad's. (because he is the "ideal" unemployed person)

    I forgot where I read it, but looking for a job *is* a hard job in itself. And with kidney stones (ow! been there) and his other health problems, he may not have the energy, which is probably while you're helping.

    I'm so glad my parents are clear of this - she works for the schools, he's a cop. She may lose her job down the line, but not him.

    Losing/not having insurance is a huge worry for me and a vicious circle - I need medication/regular dr visits to live and work. I need insurance to get that. I need a job to get insurance. I can't work if my problems aren't under some control, so how will I get insurance in the first place? Luckily, my mom's will cover me after I turn 23.

    Tell your dad I said "ow" and sorry for his kidney stones, and everything else. (My stones were and are caused by a medication I have to take to live.)

    It's so terrifying. Jobs, health, insurance, all tied together. Being an adult doesn't seem like much fun.

    You will tell your readers when he gets a job, right?

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  3. Yes, indeed I will, and I really really appreciate your very kind words! He says thanks from the bottom of his heart, and he says it is nobody's fault!
    -Aadil

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