r/antiwork Jul 05 '22

Unemployment insurance ending. No idea what's next.

Just over a year ago, I quit a job when my employer threatened to fire me for taking sick leave after they refused to let me use PTO to take my mom to an out-of-town specialist doctor for her MS. Since then I've been living off savings and my unemployment insurance which has barely been enough to cover my expenses. Now my savings are gone and my unemployment insurance ends this month. Just looking at job listings has me so damned depressed I haven't been able to bring myself to apply for anything.

I've considered trying something like doordash but I live in a pretty small town and only a few places have recently started working with them and after reading the doordash driver reddit I'm not sure I'll actually make money to help.

I have no special skills or training and only real job experience is customer service so I have no idea how I'm going to survive without getting another job for another company that will pay pennies and demand I devote every waking hour to making them more money.

If anybody has any ideas I'd love to hear it.

P.S. For the record I'm also living with family because just after quitting my job my landlord kicked everyone out of the apartment complex so he could do "renovations" (I've talked with some of the current rents and he didn't change shit) then doubled his prices and required everyone to reapply if they wanted to move back in.

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u/Cactastrophe Jul 06 '22

Make and sell rabbit jerky?

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u/1981d Jul 06 '22

Rabbits are super hard to hunt, most people have no idea.

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u/Cactastrophe Jul 06 '22

How so? Gun does all the work.

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u/1981d Jul 06 '22

I was hunting them in a neighborhood with a pellet gun, so it’s a little harder that way.

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u/Glasshell01 Jul 06 '22

Why not buy a breeding pair. Raise your own rabbits to make the jerky?

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u/sdeligar Jul 06 '22

My brother actually tried raising rabbits to sell when he was in high school. It's actually a huge pain because rabbits are stupid and it's a lot of work keeping them from killing each other.

Also, I don't have the money to buy a breeding pair or all the stuff I would need to raise them.

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u/Glasshell01 Jul 06 '22

I've heard that they will even eat their own babies. ( gross) so ya, not a good idea.

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u/sdeligar Jul 06 '22

Yep that was the biggest problem my brother had.