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Pete Hooper
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My wife lost her job recently. On top of that, they are fighting her unemployment claim.

She's got some resumes out and is pounding the pavement, but so far it's been pretty quiet as far as responses.

We're currently down to my paycheck, which in addition to paying our bills now has to cover our insurance premiums (which her employer previously paid in full each month).

I'm not asking for physical or monetary help - we've got families that won't let us starve or wind up homeless.

I just ask that, if you are so inclined, please include us in your thoughts, prayers, etc. that our situation turns around quickly.

Thanks,

Pete
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Michael Berg
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Best wishes and good luck.

I'm not sure what your wife's industry or what your area looks like, but I had a lot of good luck working with a recruiter in the Boston area. They helped me find a filler job as a temp when I needed the money until I found a job in my industry.
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Prayers for your family, Pete. Most importantly, don't let the stress weigh you down. Trials can make us stronger and pull us together if we let them. It will all work out.
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Of course I will. I pray that you will have peace in your hearts. I am with you all the way. God bless you both.
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Mystery McMysteryface
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My prayers for you and your wife.
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Wally Jones
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My prayers are with you
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Jeremiah Cook
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Prayers away.

These things do pass. I have gone through job loss. If you have the faith that prayers help, have the faith that this will work out in the end, too.
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Hope it all works out soon for you guys.
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David Sweat
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Praying she gets a job with the quickness.
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Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Take care, God bless.
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Done. Let us know how it ends up on the other side of this valley.
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Can and will do! Joyfully.
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All the best, Pete. Prayers sent
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I am so inclined and will do! Glad you're able to rely on your family to help you get through this.
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Just prayed for you and your wife.
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Tim Denney
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Pete,

I just want to encourage you to hang in there. I know it has been a few moments since I replied to original post. So I wanted to take a moment and just let you know that we are wishing you the best and praying for a swift resolution.

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Pete Hooper
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Quick Update:

First, thanks to everyone for the well wishes.

My wife has an interview next week with a former employer who was very happy to hear that she was "back on the market," so to speak.
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For anyone who is still following -

Good news! Yesterday (8/18) she was offered the job (pending drug test and background check) for which her former employer wanted her back, and at the top end of the starting pay scale for that position. While it's still a bit of a pay cut from where she was, it's still good money and will be a huge weight off both our shoulders.

Thanks again, everyone, for your thoughts, prayers, and kind words.
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Wonderful! Sometimes you take a step back before you take a giant leap forward. Thanks for letting us know things are looking up.
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I am happy to hear the good tidings! May the wind continual fill your sails.

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That's good news, brother. Some day you can look back on this and say "yeah, we were down. But we kicked life's ass and picked ourselves up."
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Pete Hooper
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This will likely be the final update:

My wife received the confirmation email today that she passed the drug test and background check, and starts her job on Monday, 08/29/2016.

Thank you all again!

EDIT: Turns out a "drug test" does not involve seeing how many drugs you can take before you pass out. Who knew? laugh
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