A number of people who have shared their stories are not just struggling to find a job but cannot find a job because they have children or family that they would have to abandon or neglect if they pursued their job search:
My wife and I live in different cities because we can’t find jobs in the same one.
The job that laid me off would only take me back if I took a pay cut and a demotion.
I can’t look for more work because I can’t pay for daycare for our kids.
I am – We are the 99 Percent
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