John and Kellie Jensen, a Queensland couple, were proud parents with jobs and dreams before the pandemic struck.
They don’t even have enough cash to buy a Big Mac right now.
The couple worked full time, both with long-term careers in the medical and transport sectors.
“We had just signed a lease a couple of weeks before John lost his job,” Kellie told 7NEWS Spotlight.
“It was only a few weeks later that I became unemployed.”
Convinced that she would not be without work for long, instead of going to JobSeeker, Kellie decided to take cash from her superannuation.
“I was naive to think that I was going to get a job,” she said.
“I now have nothing left in my super.
For anything from administration work to shelf stacking, Kellie says she and her husband have applied for 10-15 jobs a week.
“We just want an opportunity to contribute to society again,” she said.
On September 29, the couple’s lease on their Toowoomba property will run out.
They have $6.20 in the bank at present.
“We’ve bought a swag and are possibly putting our stuff into storage,” Kellie said.
“You think something’s just gonna be around the corner and everything’s gonna be okay… that’s what we’re hoping for.”