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May 17th, 2009 at 01:15 pm

Recently the fine state of Nebr has informed my wife that she no longer quailifies for unemployment insurance since she has become a full time student. She would "qualify" if she was going to school for something like "nurse, cpa, teacher" or any other occupation they deem fit to pay for, but cosomologist isn't on their list. I can't seem to get a reason or a list of criteria what does qualify.

I have been cruching numbers trying to figure out if we can meet all of our obligations on just my salary, and we can, but without a whole lot of wiggle room and some serious cutbacks in our grocery shopping tactics.

I have already slashed our budget to within an inch of it's life in all areas I can, but food is the one area we try to keep some varity in. I refuse to eat ramen noodles and mac-n-cheese for the next 9 months while she finishes her degree.

So I have been out submitting applications all over the place for the past 2 weeks. I have put in an average of 4 apps a day except Sundays. So far I have only had one call back for an interview. Now please understand I am not out there applying for office mgr, part time doctor or anything like that just a simple min wage part time evening job.

Frumpy *ie:wife* already has a partime job in the evening 3 days a week, and i will not ask her to do more then that so she can focus on her schooling and try to graduate early.

I am wondering if because i already have a job, if the resturants are figuring I wouldn't be reliable or something. Oh well, I will keep plugging along and see what comes up.

5 Responses to “Part Time?”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Your wife is lucky to have a husband that cares so much for her. Good luck searching for a second job. I have my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Susan Says:

    Just keep at it- a while back I was in need of a second job and was met with the same respones ( this was before the economy tanked) due to my degree and work exeprience. I finally got brave at one interview and told them the truth which was: I have a full time job, i am only looking for part time work, I have recently accumulated some BIG debt that i need to pay, I am a hard worker, mature, reliable..please...she asked how long do i think i would stay there and i honestly told her until I paid off the debt..

    Well- it worked- she hired me -i made sandwiches, washed dishes, cashiered for her for 2 years, never missed a day, filled in if I could when someone called in...When I turned in my 2 weeks notice, she admitted that she was very hesitant to hire me but it was my honesty that got me the position..

    Good luck...sending positive vibes your way..


  3. Valerie Says:

    i agree with njdebbie. hope you find something else.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Good for you for supporting your wife in her schooling. I supported my wife in her program and now she is doing the same for me, and it's lead to a good experience for us. I also commend you for your honesty with your employer. The thing is, no, you weren't going to be there forever... but she learned that she had some insurance that she could trust you. That's worth more than anything to an employer. Good luck finding something else!

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