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My son’s high school career was not smooth sailing. He changes yeshivas a few times and finished school at the end of 11th grade. We strongly encouraged him to get his GED – he did – passed no problem. He went to Israel for a year and upon his return decided to go to college. He just graduated cum laude with a degree in biotech- and is now doing his Masters. I think if he did not have the GED as his first step he may not have decided to get if after being out of school so long. I urge you to get a GED — on never knows what the future has in store for you. I also work in a home health agency and we do not hire ( not my rules) any direct care workers unless they have a GED and this is for minimal entry level jobs. Hatzlacha
I really believe in the power of Tefillah – anyone – anywhere- Please daven for a shidduch for Elisheva Chedva bas Sarah.
Wishing you a Good Gebentched year.
Elisheva Chedva Bas Sarah for a shidduch
My husband has been unemployed for close on 18 months. Its not an easy Parsha. Some advice is to register for food stamps this can be done online. The Unemployment office/or the local Jewish Family Service in your area should be able to give you details about getting other assistence – with Electic and gas bills. We are in Baltimore and here the whole family is able to go onto the state insurance – a real bracha.
The other advice is to redo your resume totally. My husband approaches getting a job as “his job”. He starts a certain time takes a lunch break and finishes a certain time – it works for us. Allows us to have a normal kind of day to day routine. I have kids in college and yeshiva – speak to the schools, the colleges you cannot do much about.
We tried to ‘network’ in our shul it was disaster – not one person gave any helpful advise just asked my husband very often (and loudly) “Have you found a job yet” most embarrassing. Your wife may have to try her hand at finding something – I work and am happy for the job.
It is not easy – a rollercoaster ride a with no end in site. My husband does computer programming. If you do not use your skills you loose them with that in mind he did a refresher course but even that on his resume has not moved things along.
We just continue to daven and daven and daven…. I wish and your family much hatzlacha
OK, 7 yrs is totally off topic. Back to the moving to Baltimore situation, I live in Baltimore and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!! (Health, justsmile613, and everyone else- Lakewood is a great place to live too. Don’t put down Baltimore just because it’s not good for you.) Baltimore is a great city for many reasons. First, we are out of town compared to NY, but we are very in-town. We are laidback, chilled…. but we are still in style! We have two girl’s BY schools and three yeshiva boys schools, along with a few modern orthodox and many in between the ranges of schools. There is an achdus here that you cannot get anywhere else. Baltimore is small enough that you are an important member of the kehillah, yet big enough that you don’t know everyone in 7 Mile on Thursday night. Check out this great local website, baltimorejewishlife.com, for up to date happenings in Baltimore.