I found out today that I lost a job that I had been hired for but hadn't started yet due to an "unacceptable " reference. I have been unemployed for 4 months since leaving the group home that I worked at. I quit because there were things going on that I was uncomfortable with and a couple things that had to be reported to the state. Foster home lost part of their license but was not closed. I had really hoped that the economy was the reason it was taking so long to find work, but apparently I am being bad mouthed by my ex-boss. Does anyone have any advice on this? I really feel stuck as I was self employed for 5 years before this plus I am having to work outside my profession due to physical problems and difficult child issues.