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How do you start over when you have got laid off from your decent-paying job?

  1. Murray91 profile image60
    Murray91posted 4 years ago

    How do you start over when you have got laid off from your decent-paying job?

    When I say decent I mean making over $35,000/year.

  2. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 4 years ago

    I heard a radio interview of a life-coach-type person, and he talked about a man who was laid off who had a party because he realized he was starting a new, exciting phase of his life.  My husband was laid-off several times - once in about 2005 when we had just purchased a house and had made the first house payment.  He found a job in Kentucky and I sold the house and packed up on my own and followed him.  Several months later, the housing market CRASHED, and we would now have been sitting with a house that is $100,000 LESS in value, being stuck just waiting until we could finish paying off the deficit or until we died! So, I would say, have a party - a "birthday party" if you will, and realize that maybe "decent" is less than you deserve and "more than decent" will be your next destiny.  Cheers, Billie

  3. liesl5858 profile image88
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    I am sorry to hear that you or someone else got laid off from your decent-paying job? Sometimes this happens to anyone in life and if we are not prepared for it then it is even worse but look at it another way. Maybe, it is a shake up for us or you to look at where you are going with your life. Sometimes change can be good for us and sometimes it is not. I am sure that you will find another decent-paying job or an even better one. Good luck.

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    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    I'd say take some time out have some fun, & see if you can find your perfect job..A decent paying job is handy, & is what most people go for..But how about trying to find "the" job/career, the one you would literally jump out of bed for on a cold wet Monday morning..What do you love doing in your spare time?, could you do it for a living?.

  5. DeepThought258238 profile image68
    DeepThought258238posted 4 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear about you losing your job, I've been there myself and I know that as the days went on without a job they did not get any easier. Some days were ok and other days were very rough. Being that the unemployment market is rough and you don't know when you will be working again here is some practical advice that will help.

    1.) Make a budget - Your unemployment benefit is only a percentage of what you were making, so spending like your still getting a full paycheck can deplete your savings. Only spend your money on essential family or personal needs whichever applies. Discipline is vital when it comes to this.

    2.) Make changes in your lifestyle - Establishing a regular routine of exercise (if you haven't already) will help keep stress levels down and your body active which will help to fight against feelings of depression. There is a proverb that states in Proverbs 22:3 - "The shrewd one sees the danger and conceals himself, but the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences." You may have to cut back on costly food items, vacations, unnecessary purchases of new clothes, going to the movies, things like that. This will help you avoid falling into deeper debt. It might be hard at times to do this, but with some creativity and outside the box thinking you can replace those things with activities that wont cost you a penny.

    3.) Be open to a new career - Perhaps you have done physical work all your life but you get a white collar opportunity like an office job. Don't be afraid to try something new, it may even pay less starting off but it still may meet your financial needs. Plus you never know it might just lead into a field you can grow to love.

    4.) Be happy with what you do have - Sometimes you might wonder why you can't be better off financially but always remember it can always be worse. 1 Timothy 6:8 states : "So, having food and clothing, we will be content with these things." Keep material things in their proper place, as long as you have the essentials then be happy with that.

    One day unemployment will no longer be an issue, neither will poverty or crime even exist. Visit www.jw.org to find out.

 
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