Hi! Welcome to Surviving Unemployment.
I am Heather, the stay at home mom and wife who has survived 3 years of her husband’s unemployment. I am an educated college graduate who feels strongly that I needed to stay home to hold my family together through these difficult years.
Hot Hubbie was one of the first “victims” of the recession, loosing his Finance-related job early March 2008, (months before the recession was a “recognized recession”). We have been job hunting ever since. Hot Hubbie took the opportunity to go back to school and get a MBA. (We thought that a MBA would help in job prospects, but it has not. We also thought the recession would have turned around by the time he graduated, it did not)
Throughout our experience during the past 3 years, we have been asked, and asked to share, some of the lessons, tips, tricks, and hints our family has learned about how to handle long-term unemployment. So, I thought that it was time to start a blog.
I hope that you, no matter your employment status, find something that will help you along your path in life.
Oh, and by the way, Hot Hubbie is looking for any job that is Finance related. His career was in Public Finance and the Bond Industry, but he is looking for anything finance related now. (He is sorta a math nerd, you could say 🙂 ) We also stopped caring about the location of the job years ago. My favorite job locations he has applied for are Brussels, Belgium and London, England. (We are not limited to the Southwest U.S., where we currently live.)