I started this WordPress blog because so many people have asked me how on Earth I have survived over four years of unemployment, underemployment, and job instability as a single parent without losing my home, my car, my excellent credit score, or my sanity (yet!). I don’t have a wealthy family, I don’t get child support, welfare, or food stamps; and I’ve yet to receive a full-value unemployment check from the state of MA in four years (a state that pays among the highest unemployment benefits in the country. My original layoff was from a job in New Hampshire–a state that pays lousy benefits). I haven’t bought into any pyramid networking scheme, flipped any real estate, stolen anything, or broken any laws (yet). My secret is not any one thing–the answer involves quite a bit of strategy (which I attempt to unravel in the blog) and basically, sheer force of will.
Start at the beginning if you have time–it sort of reads a bit like a book. People keep telling me to write a book, but this is just an attempt to speak for and to all the millions of un*employed out there (unemployed and underemployed persons). And to find a great job!