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    We Could Use Some Help

    We could use some help, I find myself in a tight spot making ends meet for my family.
    Life has thrown us a some nasty curve balls and I struck out.
    Can you help us out?


    We're not looking for handouts or charity, we're asking you to buy your wife, girlfriend, teen daughter or whomever some great reading material.
    My wife is an author and has several works available and they're good stuff.
    Here's a link to all them, https://books2read.com/ap/xeGzpZ/Carrie-Dalby


    Last September I hurt my shoulder at work, had surgery mid February and in mid Aug the orthopedist said he done everything he could and I'd healed/recovered as much as possible. Attained MMI as they call it, and workers comp benefits ends just like that.
    I have medical physical restrictions which preclude me going back to my original job, and they can't/won't accommodate me for continued employment.
    But the doc says I'm Full Duty, but I've permanent work restrictions and somehow no permanent disability... How does that work?
    So after 14 years of Very Good/Excellent performance reviews and working my ass of for this company I'm getting dumped..
    "BYE!" and "Sayanara Sucker!"
    Consulted a lawyer and am gonna sue them for a settlement on the workers comp claim, which I wasn't going to do before they screwed me.
    Time to look at unemployment and go job hunting at 54 years old.


    And now my health may be dumping me too.
    Had some tests ran and now have to have a biopsy to see if I have cancer.
    This comes as I lose my medical insurance and can not afford COBRA.


    Unemployed, no medical insurance and may have cancer.
    Ragnar Benson:
    Never, under any circumstances, ever become a refugee.
    Die if you must, but die on your home turf with your face to the wind, not in some stinking hellhole 2,000 kilometers away, among people you neither know nor care about.

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    I sure hate to hear that John, and can identify with your delima.
    When my job 'dried up' 10 years ago, I found myself in similar circumstance and quickly found out how difficult it is even for a willing, able, trained 55 year old white guy to find gainful employment.
    Prayerfully, God put many good, caring people in my path who encouraged me to persevere and gave me ideas to try.
    One friend, John Phillips (a writer from Birmingham) offered a LOT of good advice and even suggested I start my 'pier & shore' guide business, and write more.
    "Don't be dependant on one income source." he told me. "Diversify your income base so when things turn down for one, they may pick up in another."
    So, I did just that. Met hundreds of fine folks in a variety of work lines (I joined 'Linked -In' and still get job offer suggestions from that).

    Also, through a local fishing friend, Robert Dobson (BT 66), I got a job at Bass Pro.
    It wasn't the best pay, but it got me off 'unemployment', and I loved the atmosphere and people.
    Plus it helped diversify my skill set because I had NEVER worked retail before!
    After a few years, things really improved for me with new opportunities that God placed in my path.
    My prayers were for HIS WILL to guide my life, just as He had given me that life in the first place.
    Isaiah 6:8

    Anyway, what I'm saying is keep your chin up, even when life kicks you in the gut!
    Remember you are not alone. You and your wonderful family are not alone...
    And keep praying for God to guide you, as He always protects His People!

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    Thanks David, I hear you loud and clear, and agree.
    We'll get through it, but until then I'm scrambling to make it.
    Already made contact with a couple of recruiters, but until I get this dagblasted biopsy and results out of the way I can't really commit to another employer.

    Wanna buy a book or fourteen? Every bit helps us out.
    Fortitude and Corroded are geared for preteens and teens, and Fortitude is listed by the Grateful American Foundation as a best historical fiction for 5th -10th grades.
    The others are Southern Gothics that are meant for young adult - adult readers.
    Pier#r and oldfisherman like this.
    Ragnar Benson:
    Never, under any circumstances, ever become a refugee.
    Die if you must, but die on your home turf with your face to the wind, not in some stinking hellhole 2,000 kilometers away, among people you neither know nor care about.

 

 

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