My wife lost her job last spring, but found part time work last fall. Things got very rough there for a few months. We we're starting to owe a lot of money when she finally found a job and rescued us from running up more credit cards. I cried a little when she called me and told me the good news. I was so proud of her. Now she's working near full time at the same place, and things are getting much better. At one time, I considered this job to be just a stepping stone. But now we're all just hanging on for dear life.