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Unemployment Preparedness: A New Type of Survival

Preparing for the unknown does not only orbit around natural disaster preparedness.  Disasters are defined as a state of extreme misfortune and ruin.  Many are beginning to feel how bad this country’s economy has gotten.  People are losing their jobs right and left, and are now feeling less secure about their future.   And, more and more are beginning to come to realization that the recession is not recovering, but only getting worse.

As a satirical blog [1] so wittingly described the dying U.S. Economy:

“As you are aware, U.S. Economy was found slain last evening.  While normally the decedent’s name is withheld pending notification of next of kin, we are compelled to alter that practice today.  Agents attempting to contact U.S. Economy’s next of kin, named U.S. Middle Class, have been unsuccessful.  Citizens who have any information or know the whereabouts of U.S. Middle Class are asked to call their local FBI office.”

Source – www.outsidethe-cardboard-box.tumblr.com [1]

Unemployment Preparation

Preparing for a possible bout of unemployment is much like preparing for any type of disaster.  A family must prepare themselves physically and mentally for what could come, and be ready for it when it does.  Preparing for this ahead of time can give a person an advantage for when the impending talk with HR Department  may come.

Assistance is Available

During these hard economic times, unemployment is a terrifying thought.  Especially if a person has a family that is used to having the benefits of medical and dental insurance.   President Barack Obama has come through with one of his promises to the citizens of America.  He has created assistance programs for struggling families that are on the unemployment line.  While a person is going through the process of finding another job, there are some forms of assistance available to them:

According to some sources [3], there are some jobs that simply will not be coming back, even if a recovery were to occur.  Many are faced with the choices of continuing their job search in there respected fields, going back to school or finding a new trade all together.  There is an insurmountable amount of stress that is placed on a person when they are out of work.  If a person can prepared ahead of time for this possibility, the shock of having one less paycheck may not come as such a hard blow.

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