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  • Recent job loss

    37 posts, 17 voices, 744 views, started Nov 22, 2008

    Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 by Jenz ~

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      Hi~
      Due to our lovely economy issues, this has happened to me. Depression & stress are starting to happen.

      Any advice?

      Thanks so much~



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Home based business! Only you can put yourself out of a job that way. Benefits are awesome! :)  

          I love what I do, and would never go back to corporate America!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Thank you. That I have started~ turned my photography hobby of 20 yrs into a business. So far, is going ok but it’s taking time of course.
          Just worried b/c there are no jobs around here after what happened at CNH as well as other companies cutting jobs and or closing.. Unemployment is less than half of usual income~  Scary times....



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • It is scary, though we may not help you financially (wish I could) we are here to lend a listening ear.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Thank you. :)
          It’s nice to have people to talk to in here. :)



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Jen,
          We have a group for marketing your business. We are all looking for ways to expand our horizons. We’d love to have you join us! Also check into the things you can write off - your phone, your internet, any driving to and from anything related. Clothes for business, meals when discussing business, and the list goes on.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Oh Happymommy, talk about GOAT! but you always want your business grow and thus go go go!!!  Still love you though.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Jen, if you want to get your photography business bringing in some income, you could start a blog about it and post some photos. Blogging is free. Facebook can also be an avenue and it’s free, too. If you have a link to your photo page you can share it and ask others to pass it along. I know the need for income is immediate when a job is lost. I don’t know if this helps or not. I just hope that you are able to secure something to keep cash flowing in while you take steps for more permanent income.

          Wishing you well
          Cynthia

          Dee Dee is right, if you have business aspirations and want a place to bounce ideas around, there’s a group here for that. Feel free to look around and see if anything sounds interesting or helpful.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Trying to chill. Tension headache~
          I’m usually able to solve anything quickly~ this is frustrating. I really appreciate the input... Alot. Thank you.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Jackie~
          ha ha Don’t worry about it. LOL! It’s ok. After I saw that, I was like~ “She’s right! I SHOULD chill. Stressing never helped ANYthing anywhere...” :)
          Funny...

          Now if the headache would go away~ I could focus better on getting some things done around here & what my next moves will be.     grrrrr

          Again, I really apreciate the support in here. It’s soooo awesome.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • lol! I was just thinking the exact same thing!! Wow.. filling up the tub now!! Then a walk a little later. Hopefully those 2 things will help.
          This is all so peculiar..
          It’s as though I have all of the resources, steps to make my plans successful...I just have to figure out some ways to “connect the dots” so to speak... Then I’m sure everything will be okay.

          In the meantime, Praying ALOT.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • What works for me when I’m stressed is putting on my mp3 player..with some nice headphones..and just jamming!!!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Nice! Maybe I’ll play my guitar tonight too....



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • and boy do I get stressed..with 6 kids and 6 different personalities..them beefing all the time...talk about ‘Calgon take me away!!‘..lol,,That doesn’t even work..



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          Linda Hendricks wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • I’ve been out of work too.... it’s horrible... I’ve had numerous job offers only for them to be pulled at the last minute because the companies decided not to fill the position.
          I set-up 2 blogs I’m working on... hopefully they will start to generate some income... the first one ended up a dud... but I learned from it...I have 6 months plus any extended benefits.. so I have about 9 months to make this work... I thank God I was smart enough to save money... but the bank account is dwindling... unemployment pays nothing compared to bills... but I’m grateful for that... hopefully real jobs will open up soon.

          Thanks for being there for me and listening.

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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Sooo many of us are dealing with this these days. And the news~ ugh. Every time I turn it on it seems like they‘re talking about CNH Capital. They just let another 115 ppl go. (that was where I was)

          I guess at the end of the day, we have ourselves to depend on to make it work. We are smart women & we CAN do it!! :)
          Sooner is better than later though....



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          Linda Hendricks wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Amen.... I’ve been through a lot in this life... and when I get down... I remember that... I will thrive again..
          WE will thrive again...



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          Leadinladytracy wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Hi Jenz  

          I just looked at your profile and you have corporate and finance background. Can you take that experience and turn it into your own home based business? Something to think about.  

          I wish you well and pray that you will be ok during this time.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • You ladies just ROCK!!! Thank you for the excellent words of wisdom and your support!!!! A million hugs!!



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • update~ did the hot bath thing. It seemed to help a little.  

          Later my best friend is coming over then we‘re going to go out for awhile & watch one of our friends play some blues/jazz guitar. A galss of red, then I’m coming home to go to sleep & rejuvenate.
          Hopefully better days are coming. :)
          Thank you again for all of your input and support.

          Hugs,
          Jen



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Dear Jen, some of our members went through the same issue.  They blogged and let us know their daily struggles, and yet some day, one day, they let us know about their interview or a new hire to a job, or start their own business, we cheered for them then.

          So in short, please blog and through Fab40, you are not alone for we are here to help each other - share joy and sorrow together.
          Remember.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Interesting you should say this:
          I just have to figure out some ways to "connect the dots" so to speak... Then I'm sure everything will be okay.
          That is the name of my blog. [Link Removed] She also posts her photos on flicker (and has gotten lots of recoginition.) There are also other sites for photographers. Craigs list is another free place to advertise online.
          I hope you have a great night. I was going to bubble bath last night, but that didn’t happen. I am going to get the kids in bed, grab a wine cooler, and soak away my stress.


          Happymomma, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Jenz ~ wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • I think i have spent too much quiet time today...  it was practically silent. I think I thought too much & stressed myself out.....  Headache’s back. grrr....
          I just want to relax & feel some peace...



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          Bernardina ["Bernie"] Kimmerle wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • JENZ JENZ!!
          Okay - I TOTALLY know what you are going through right now.

          I wish I could chime in and say oh yes - start a home based business!!  But let us face it, you need $$$ to start one or at least have some capital or a great venture capital angel.

          I’ve been self-employed since 2002; I am a paralegal and my job duties are specialized to one area only.  That is why I was able to maintain my clients [insurance companies] and if you do good work, are dependable and produce work on time, then you should not stop with your photography.

          I work out of my home and travel only when needed.

          But it is not all peaches and cream. At times, it is either feast or famine.

          It takes hard work and diligence.  The holidays are coming up - how about pet christmas pictures?

          Nothing wrong with sitting in front of stores and passing out your samples and cards.

          I did that when on the side, i did it with Arbonne [skincare line] but I was not successful in selling skin care. so, I stuck with what I know best.

          When things are slow, I temp - there are MANY websites where you can network..

          Facebook is good; linked in is superb.  Guru.com caters to contract people.

          you can do this...we all can...

          I know it’s hard...I’m there too ‘coz things are slow now and even temp jobs are scarce....

          I’ve been going through yahoojobs, monster etc....

          it’s tough...but keep searching....it will, it will come.



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          Mb03 wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Jenz,
          I’m so sorry you‘re going through this tough time. I wish I could give you some awesome words of wisdom but this is all I got.
          So my point of view is that I believe that everything happens for a reason- it might not be apparent right away but eventually we figure it out. I can’t even begin to know what you are going through and I in no way mean to belittle it but how about you take this time to do some “soul searching” and figure out what is is that “lights your fire“. Definitely take Teeky’s advice start connecting with your network, file for unemployment and all that but how about use this time to your advantage. Take some time to pamper yourself (cuz if you‘re like most women you put everyone else first) What have you always wanted or wished you could do/be? What are your interests? What makes you happy? Stay in the belief that everything will work out for the best and stay open to the possibilities. Ask yourself “What else is possible?” and stay open to what comes your way. Don’t look for an answer just keep asking questions to keep yourself open to the possibilities.
          I know this sounds really woo-woo but that’s my point of view and in my experience it really works.

          Here’s a saying a friend of mine saw on a greeting card.

          Women are like tea bags..
          The hotter the water the stronger they get!

          This might be a blessing in disguise.

          Best of luck to you and please keep us posted and let us know what we can do to help.

          Cheers,
          Maribeth



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Zen I concur with all the above a home based business is good therapy and may actually be the answer in this stressful time.

          Dont ever give up and your not alone many people are having problems.. right now.  The economy is worst ever and we all need to tighten the belt.

          MBO3 I love the women are like Tea Bags.. wow.. Your amazing.. well said.



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • I am sorry you are going through this.  These are troubling times to say the least but I hope you gain strength from knowing that we are all praying for you and there is strength in numbers.



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          Fabulousfefe wrote Nov 22, 2008
        • Don’t stress and pray about it. This may be a blessing in disguise. Now is the time to do what you really want to do. Keeping you in my prayers.

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