Bread-winner Loses Job
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Posted 12/26/12
In my family the bread-winner just lost her job, so now I'm picking up extra hours at the place I work. I'm trying to help pay for everything so that the family can enjoy the things their use to but in the process I might have to drop out of collage. I'm at a loss at what to do, if you've experienced something like this and if so how did you handle it?
Posted 12/26/12
They're used to? Luxuries? Limit them to necessities and continue your life.
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dropping out of college will only harm you later in life, don't do it. Cut back on luxury items and stuff, have the rest of the family get jobs (if you can't get a full time job, just work part time, and don't be picky with the kind of job)
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Posted 12/26/12

One_Week wrote:

In my family the bread-winner just lost her job, so now I'm picking up extra hours at the place I work. I'm trying to help pay for everything so that the family can enjoy the things their use to but in the process I might have to drop out of collage. I'm at a loss at what to do, if you've experienced something like this and if so how did you handle it?


They can live with less for a wail, dont stop school it will be the biggest mastake off your life trust me. Am sure your family will make it just need food and rent and heat. Then they will find a new job
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Posted 12/26/12
Don't drop out. I went through a similar experience, and oddly enough it was a blessing. Let them and yourself learn what is truly important in life and only work to help with real necessities, if you really have to help at all. If she can, have her apply for unemployment and/or government assistance. That's what she paid taxes for, might as well use it.
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Posted 12/26/12
Being in or out of college is entirely up to you. I stopped halfway through my degree because I just couldn't afford it and living comfortably while staying out of massive debt. I'm okay with a meager life I don't need some 100k job to prove my self worth and so I've decided to do whatever to get by and it works for me. Don't assume you need to go to college to live a fulfilled life its one of those myths that everyone seems to believe is true.
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Posted 12/26/12 , edited 12/26/12
Like everyone else is trying to say here. Actually and thoughtfully think about your choices, your future, and decide what you think is best. Though, if you want my opinion, support them but don't make it so you're wallowing in a heavy workload to do so and focus more on school than their needs. They can take care of themselves, I'm sure the 'bread-winner' can find a new job, and the family can learn (if they already haven't or don't choose to) not need assistance, or rely upon, from someone who is still young. Not saying they are or anything, just worry about yourself first and others later.
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