A woman who was laid off from her job at an auto repair shop says she’s been forced to work on the weekends to survive.
Liz Krumholz was on maternity leave when she received the news that her job would be cut.
“My first instinct was to go to the nearest store to get my daughter back and my husband was working and we were still trying to get food on the table,” she said.
“I was just so angry.”
Krumhols husband has since taken over the job, but her other two kids still rely on her.
“It’s really hard.
I’m trying to find a job where I can stay on my feet.
I can’t afford a new car, I’m just not in the market,” she explained.”
This is a life-changing decision for me, but it’s not for me to make.
I’ve got a lot to take care of.
I have to stay home, work at home, pay the bills.”
Kromholz has been on maternity and paternity leave since August, but she still hasn’t been able to make ends meet on her own.
She has been taking care of her kids while she recovers, and says her husband is still making ends meet from his job.
“He just got a job, and I’m really struggling to pay for food and rent,” she told ABC News.
“That’s what my kids need, that’s what they need to be able to have a future and make ends go by, so we have to make sure that they have that.”
Kromehlz says she doesn’t know how she is going to support her kids when she returns to work, but is grateful to her husband for taking on the job.
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