From the October 2018 magazine.

Something to learn

Laid off and feeling desperate, an AA asks for help and finds more than just a job

Having become unemployed when the company I was working for was absorbed into its parent company, I sent out my resume to over 700 firms. I got only one response, which was for a part-time job across town. I interviewed but was not selected. I didn’t know what to do next.

There were only two weeks left on my unemployment payments and I had no idea where we were going to get the money to live on. My wife worked, but her salary was not enough to support us.

-- Anonymous

Farmington, Minnesota

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