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Bills unpaid, credit ruined
Bills unpaid, credit ruined
Bill Greenfield
Age: 54
Hometown: Dyer, Ind.
Job wanted: "Something that pays a salary"

For 8 years I worked for a bank as a mortgage loan officer, then I was working for a Mercedes dealer selling cars but I wasn't making any money so I quit. I've been out of work since June. I am qualified for so many jobs.

Due to my current situation, some bills have gone unpaid. Now my credit is in the trash. I was trying to get back into the mortgage business but it's been real frustrating. I would spend about 4 hours every morning on my computer putting my profile out there but you get to the point where you aren't hearing from anybody. I registered with a temp agency but I walked in and there must have been 50 people in there -- you could hardly get in the door. In the past few weeks I kind of let it go. I've been networking, but people just aren't hiring.

When I was in the mortgage business I made good money. I never thought I'd be like this in my life. In December we applied for food stamps -- that's how rough it's gotten. We've been getting food from our church every month and we have no health insurance.

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Last updated February 09 2010: 11:06 AM ET
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