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GMD: Unemployment Vacation


Chad and Colleen joined us live on the air this afternoon for Great Mate Debate.  Chad lost his job a couple months ago and has been out there looking for a new job ever since.  He hasn’t had any luck so far and thinks that he and Colleen should take a beach vacation.  For Chad this vacation means that he could get himself to a better mental state and not seem so desperate when he’s doing the interviews.  Colleen is financially petrified about it.  She knows that they have a certain amount in their savings to get them by for a couple months and does not want to use it for a vacation.  Colleen says it’s an irresponsible decision.

Steve thought of a little compromise…Send Chad on a guys vacation and enjoy the beach that he wants so bad.  He thinks that if Colleen goes she won’t enjoy it the same as Chad because she will be counting pennies every time they go to pay for something.  Slacker believes that sometimes you have to spend money to get money…He said that the desperation that Chad feels like he has in the interviews probably does show and this could actually be the answer…As long as he’s not trying to take a really expensive trip.

Whose side are you on?

Here’s the thing, I totally understand what it’s like to lose your job and be really stressed out about interviews and everything…However, if you’re not financially stable to take a vacation with or without a job, you shouldn’t do it.  I just took a vacation that was awesome but now I’m playing catch up and it totally sucks.  I think Chad should suck it up and take a day trip somewhere here and get back in the saddle.  The one thing that’s kind of on my mind though is, Colleen said that once he gets a job then they can take a vacation.  Who wants to hire someone and then send them off on a vacation right away?!

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08/02/2012 4:05PM
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