I Am Currently Unemployed

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    I have been for a while.

    But I have two voluntary positions which are okay. However, the obvious downside is the lack of pay. The amount of **** we get is unreal and for me, it's the worst part of it. Feeling like lepers, like losers. If somebody blatantly wants to live off the state, I understand if...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    I was just hired for a duel position.

    I got two jobs out of one and one pays more than the other. Good deal. Good day.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty
    31-35, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    Just finished uni but not sure what to do

    now :( Anyone able to give me some advice?
    blas12345 blas12345
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

    The Hell Of Being Laid-off

    Ah yes, the demon economy has gotten ahold of me in it's filthy claws and has been trying to take me for all I'm woth........but I won't let that rat bastard get to me till I'm dead! About a month and a half ago, I got laid off from my job working as a computer tech in a...
    DarkParade83 DarkParade83
    1 Response Oct 17, 2009

    Fighting The Fight.

    Hello. I am unemployed due to being laid of in August of last year. So, approx 6 months now! On top of this, shortly before being laid-off, I was in a pretty bad car accident, lost my car, and sustained a pretty hefty emergency room bill (which THANKS GOD was forgiven entirely...
    EmbraceTheFriend EmbraceTheFriend
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2011

    No Purpose

    I have been unemployed for nine months now. I think the hardest part of being unemployed is not having a reason to get up in  the morning.  I try to structure my day as much as possible, but it still feels pointless. It's also difficult when everyone else around you...
    reeny417 reeny417
    31-35, F
    14 Responses Apr 21, 2010

    Even though I absolutely hated my job.

    ....okay, no, that is not true, I hated my employers and my coworker.......I did love the actual job, I was devastated when she fired me. The blow was more to my pride that anything else, but also it was right after Thanksgiving.....Christmas was ruined for my daughter. And now...
    deleted deleted
    27 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    Unemployed After 21+ Years With Same Employer!!!

    I just quit my job after being employed by the same employer for 21+ years. My employer is a doctor. He just kept pushing and pushing me. I know he wanted me to quit because he didn't want to fire me. He kept complaining how broke he is. Never mind that he just bought a home...
    2013unemployed 2013unemployed
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    I Am Disgusted And Discouraged

    Hi there-was married 21 yrs. to a jerk, who went bankrupt, got nothing except debt...was a stay at home mom and have been trying for 3 years to find full time steady employment to no avail.  I am 51, sad, jobless and living with my mom...I am scared..at my age, I should have...
    triciat triciat
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2009

    Any Other Guys Out There Being Supported By Wife?

    It's embarassing as hell. how do you guys deal with it and what do you say to people when they ask where you work?
    lexrex lexrex
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

    I worked at a grocery store

    for 6 months pushing shopping carts and doing maintenance but I lost my job because we are closed permanently Saturday March 26th was our last day in business
    yale1000 yale1000
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2016

    Unemployed After 24 Years

    I am unemployed after 24 years. I was fired (first time in my life) from the textile company I worked for here in NC. There are several businesses in the area but nobody is hiring. The ones that are hiring are really low wage jobs. MY wife has M.S, and I have medical issues...
    KHudsonNC KHudsonNC
    1 Response Nov 7, 2012

    I'm crazy! I'm out of my mind!

    It's been one hell of a journey since loosing a job. I'm lost! I'm out right broke! The bills are pilling up on the fridge. My bank has over drafted twice. I'm loosing my hope in getting hired. I'm retired too. My work days as an adult ended at 65. I pulled my wagon for the...
    Letstalkaboutitin2016 Letstalkaboutitin2016
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2016
    lk092690 lk092690
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016


    Yesterday was my two-year anniversary of being unemployed...but im not down about it. Im sure it wont last forever. I always want more, but i do have what i need, so im not complaining. Im grateful, because it could be much worse.
    sexythickcocoa sexythickcocoa
    31-35, F
    May 23, 2011

    I have been looking for a job in graphic design

    and have been unemployed for 2 years now. I spent 11 years working for the same employer at ridiculously low pay an I wanted a new job with a future. I have a BFA degree in computer art and A As degree in commercial art. My husband is constant nagging me to get a job and I spend...
    couchpotato2014 couchpotato2014
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    I feel lost... It's a feeling I have had

    for sometime. My basic nature is to be engaging, energetic and busy. But loosing my job I can't seem to find my way. The truth is I didn't realize how much of my self worth was wrapped up in making money. I worked since my early 20s doing any small job to make ends meet. Now...
    Letstalkaboutitin2016 Letstalkaboutitin2016
    61-65, F
    Feb 4, 2016

    I lost my job about 6 months ago

    and have lost almost everything. Both cars and my house and now my rental. I have I move out of the state for more work but it's tough with 3 kids and a wife who is diagnosed with depression. So I just keep moving forward
    Awkward951 Awkward951
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    Identity Crisis

    I've been officially unemployed for a week. I try not to let this get to me.  I still have full time school to occupy me.  But there's something weird about not working.  I don't like it. I like having to be somewhere everyday.  I like helping people...
    rockstarjoker rockstarjoker
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2010

    21 Months Jobless

      21 Months Jobless   Most girls that are 24 are more interested in a free drink at a club than a new lead in a sales position. Most of them are anxious for the weekend come Monday morning as opposed to kicking off a great work week come Monday morning. And...
    bsgilf bsgilf
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 10, 2010

    Unemployed And Feeling Trapped In CT

    I am a single mother to a teenager who has a learning disability. I am also a LPN. I live in CT and have been unemployed for almost 2 years now. We are also homeless and have been since I lost my job in 2011. It has caused a host of issues. I suffer from depression, anxiety, and...
    Darciamoonz Darciamoonz
    2 Responses May 2, 2013

    Loss Of Identity?

    I was terminated from my job of 8 years about a month ago. Besides feeling like crap for being fired for no reason other than corporate politics, I am feeling a little lost because so much of who I am (or was) came from working there. I was the "go to" person for so many years...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2010

    I Am Also Unemployed

    I've been unemployed for nearly five months. I'm a journalism graduate. I worked as a teacher abroad for eight months. I'm thinking of leaving the country as all the jobs I want in journalism are unpaid and more importantly the amount of jobs in that area are thin on the...
    arcenciel arcenciel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    Unemployed since 1st of August :( I was working

    in a GP surgery for a year (it was an apprenticeship for customer service) but my year was actually just covering for maternity leave :'( I've never been out of work, I used to be a hairdresser. I love to work even though I hated hairdressing. So this is not a feeling I'm used...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Oct 17, 2014

    Make An Extra Income While Unemployed

    Hi!How are you? Are you interested in making money clicking on ads, making some surveys and tasks? If you are i will teach you the right way to do it ;) I started a month ago and made $53 without any investment and only spent 15-20 minutes a day. Its not that much but i only been...
    ricardooo ricardooo
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2013

    I have been getting laid off in the fall

    and bought back on in the spring for the past several years. I have had more negative side affects than positive ones. The free time is great and I've gotten some things straightened out for myself but it's difficult because it makes me anxious at times and I have been a bit of...
    Releasinginyour Releasinginyour
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    Yesterday I got the phone call

    that caused a great deal of anger and frustration. I got turned down for a job. A job for which I was an extremely strong candidate for. A job in which the application process took a couple of months. The reasons they gave me was very vague and didn't make much sense which...
    FayeTP FayeTP
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

    3 Years How Much Longer

    I have been busily trying to find work but to no chances or opportunitys have arisen for me since being made redundant 3 years ago seems the world is not a place to work any more and they only take on the most suitable candidates for most jobs. Seems rather un unfair world. Id...
    sweetcaringgemuk sweetcaringgemuk
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    I was laid off in September

    and I have been looking for a job since that day. Unemployment benefits have been exhausted so now I'm at a loss on what to do. I did have an interview for a state job yesterday that I am waiting to hear on...hoping it happens for me. My family really needs the help.
    mica3021 mica3021
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    I Am Unemployed For The First Time

    I am unemployed for the first time in my working life, 22 consecutive years of actual employment (not counting the lawn cutting the years for that...actual workforce). I am a professional engineer and have been for a number of years. I have NO understanding of unemployment...
    ferryg ferryg
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013

    I'M A "Late Blooomer"

    But will I EVER bloom? God I hate thinking of myself that way, so I don't. I know my mom and sister love me and will make some comforting excuse. "He's a late bloomer". I've never felt like I knew what my life's work was supposed to be. I was told from and early age that,"You...
    stat9390 stat9390
    41-45, M
    May 28, 2013

    Too Long And Feeling Useless.

    I have been unemployed for the last 3 years. When I was working I worked hard, but I just didn't "fit in" with my co-workers I guess. So when the layoffs started I was one of the first to go. I had to move back home and live with my parents because I couldn't afford to sustain...
    Poe42 Poe42
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Jul 30, 2011

    I left my job because of harassment

    and stress in February. I have been on EI so can pay my bills. I was able to spend good time with my daughter and decided to look after summer holidays were over. Now it is time to go back to work. I am really nervous actually. I don't want to find another job like the last...
    prettyjj prettyjj
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    Today was my last day working at the dentist

    office before I move. I think it was kinda making me sad, mostly because I had to listen to people crying on the phone. Whether it was about their teeth hurting or about their insurance or money or child custody issues or whatever, it sucked because for most people, there was...
    PhantomPower PhantomPower
    18-21, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    I just had a job interview

    that went very well. I might possibly be part time employed soon. That on top of the one freelance project I am doing and the one student I am teaching I might be able to stand on my feet for a bit. Prayers be answered I get this job.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    Going Insane Doing Nothing.

    I am 22 years old fresh out of college with a degree in automotive engineering, I have a passion for everything automotive, have a deep fascination with anything that can move. Its love and passion that made me participate in competitions like BAJA and prove my mettle in...
    satishumar13390 satishumar13390
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2013

    I am unemployed for 3 months now

    and never been this happy for 2 years now since I started working. Just reading good books, enjoying home, streaming spotify music, preparing and enjoying good coffee and tea, and watching all the TV series that I have been meaning to watch for a long time now. Of course I have...
    TobeGrey TobeGrey
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    6 months, 377 applications sent,

    18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing professional; Phi Beta Kappa Society Life Member; NAACP Image Award Winning Producer and Peabody Award Recipient am still #unemployed. I never...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell
    31-35, F
    Apr 11, 2014

    And life is moving very slowly,

    i need to get out there and find work because i'm so bored right now
    Lilys3 Lilys3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2014

    Is there anyone on here

    that is also claiming Universal Credit, a benefit you receive in the UK whilst unemployed, which you can only claim by way of having completed 35 hours a week job search. For each job seeking task you have to provide an online record of what you did and the time taken, e.g...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14
    46-50, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    Hating Being Unemployed

     I have been unemployed now for almost 8 months. It's getting to the point where there are no jobs for me to apply for. I am networking, I am on temps lists and I am looking on job boards daily. There doesn't seem to be any work. I missed out on 3 positions this week in my...
    Metrogirl76 Metrogirl76
    31-35, F
    21 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    Fired At 45

    Regardless of what anyone says; age does matter. I just found out that I was going to be fired in 2 weeks time. My boss didnt want to tell me but I found out . Now I'm just waiting for the axe to fall on my head. Throughout the years I've applied for positions but no takers; my...
    fin67 fin67
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    lyndilee lyndilee
    46-50, F
    May 27, 2015

    Unemplyment Is Soooo Depressing

    I had to leave my job because I worked with a total witch who was sabotaging my work and talking badly about me behind my back. I went to HR and my boss several times, and even had mediation, but she never stopped. I had to leave because the stress was making me so unhappy and...
    BrinaRedGreen BrinaRedGreen
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    Need Encouragement

    Hello all; Being unemployyed has put me in such a terrible place, does anyone have any words of encourgement?  Has anyone noticed a change in the unemployment situation?  
    Debbie65 Debbie65
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2009

    For those who are having to comply with the new

    regulations of committing to job seeking of 35 hours a week and wondering how on earth this is possible, I found this link:- http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4814622
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14
    46-50, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    Unemployment ... Month 2

    I had the most incredible job two months ago. Working as a high school counselor, I left my office satisfied everyday. My co-workers were amazing! I used to grin when friends and family gripped about their boss or supervisor because mine were awesome! Then, my husband accepted a...
    RebekahIK RebekahIK
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    Hi Everyone!! I realise there are quite a few

    skeptics out there, I used to be one of them until I decided to take a leap out of my comfort zone. I am a 26yr old mother of 2 beautiful toddlers, and being a stay at home mum with only one income stream was a bit challenging at times to say the least. I have only ever worked...
    rmccluskey rmccluskey
    26-30, F
    Oct 21, 2014

    i feel so disappointed with myself,

    the fact that i have no job right now. I feel so unproductive and useless.
    imallalone085 imallalone085
    26-30, M
    Nov 11, 2015
    untamablekitty untamablekitty
    31-35, F
    Dec 13, 2014

    Still Loking 4 A Job

    I yoused 2 work 4 my selth but i had 2 putit on hold i am getin JAS of the govemant it's not that much i am hamering the job market every day but it's hard there are no jobs out there i got no quolifacations at all so i am finding it hard
    morfias morfias
    41-45, M
    Aug 13, 2013

    Jobless And Depressed

    I have been out of work now for almost 2 yrs due to layoffs.  I have had many interviews but no job offers.  I am frustrated and depressed and find difficulty going on interviews only to get rejections, that they chose another candidate.  I have had to give up my apt, and move...
    roslynrose57 roslynrose57
    8 Responses Aug 2, 2011
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