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I Hate Being Unemployed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 174 People

    Frustrated And Unsure

    Its been 8 months now and there is no end in sight.  I decided to get into this profession 7 years ago because I thought I would never be without work - or, at least not without work for very long. How did this happen?  My company was bought out and I was...
    OttawaUnemployed OttawaUnemployed 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Standing Outside The Party

    Unemployment I stand on a broad and beautifully paved stone porch of a gracious home. I linger outside looking in and spy large numbers of people. They're laughing and dancing, sipping cocktails and champagne. All the life and energy; it's a fabulous party and I was supposed to...
    vtousignant vtousignant 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Blessing In Disguise.....I hope!

    I was laid off from my job of 6 years the beginning of July, however was offered a severance package on my exit. I knew I wasn't happy there any longer and once the summer was over, I was going to start actively looking for new employment. The convenience of working so close to...
    Emmy1969 Emmy1969 41-45, F Aug 15, 2013

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    Hating Life

    In May, I completed my Americorps program and have been looking for work since. I started looking even before my program was over but I couldn't find anything. After I was done I had to move back home and still look for any job I could. I have applied to over 200 "professional...
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Work From Home!

    I got pregnant in High School with a deadbeat guy. I was blessed with a wonderful son who is now one year old today! He is my pride and joy and I was looking for a job so I could stay home with him. My childhood friend told me about Mary Kay's business opportunity and it sounded...
    dallashelana dallashelana 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Mrs Evans

    I am 63 years old, my husband is 66 years old his business ceased trading with no assets last August.We do voluntry work at a charity shop which I do not find particularly rewarding. as it only involves serving customers for a couple of hours a day.I have no car, as my little run...
    chrisevans chrisevans 61-65 May 20, 2012

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    Unemployment Is No Fun

    The manufacturing plant I worked at for four years was bought out and while we tried to do everything we could to impress them and keep us open they closed us anyway. I guess I should have see it coming, alot of the peole that have been there for awhile saw it. Some of us...
    bvv1atm3 bvv1atm3 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    HI I Want To Help YOU!

    Need Extra Money and Love Helping Others? After my most recent denial from disability I decided I needed a new avenue for income fast, but being a mother of two I couldn't afford a SCAM! I reconnected with an old friend and she told me of a job and a company that could save my...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    Great source of income from Home!

    !! 100% Legit Processing Email Program... earn $200 to $400 Weekly step by step training, great tools and more... ask me HOW
    lyndilee lyndilee 46-50, F May 27

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    It's so depressing. What a waste of time going

    to university or college haha you only wind up with debt and back where you started, more or less. On the plus side had a fancy gown for graduation last year and a piece of paper to show for it lol :)
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I live in an area that has a high unemployment

    rate in the winter. I was laid off at the end of the summer, just before fall. And have been having a very hard time finding work, because jobs are hard to come by in my town in the winter. I have been looking for work outside my city. Before my unemployment, I had been working...
    xoRubyxo xoRubyxo 31-35, F Jan 3, 2014

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    Geeting My To Do List Organized

    It's Monday and I felt the need to literally make out a list of everything I needed to accomplish today. The list has 14 items on it. Two have already been done and it's only 8:16 a.m. Several can not be done today but I put them on the list anyway as if to give those chores...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Not Fair

    I have been unemployed since January 27, 2012 so; it will make one year on the 27th, that is way too long to be unemployed. Since I lost my last job on Jan. 27th of 2012; I have applied to many places; got very few calls and/or emails and not one interview. It's not fair; I am...
    didi69 didi69 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Seriously, Do People Really Love Being Unemployed?

    It's boring beyond belief because there's nothing to do, no one to hang out with and no money to do those things you want to do like go to a cafe or have a drink. You can't join sports teams or clubs because you can't afford to get there, let alone take part. Even if you do go...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Unemployment!?

    I think if people were "actually" willing to work they would do anything. There are enough jobs but people don't want to do them. For example, care jobs are ten to the dozen. Ok the hours are not great but the money is ok and it will change the way you think about things when you...
    sillyshaman sillyshaman 26-30, M May 19, 2012

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    Hate It

    When employed you don't really know how much you will hate it until you are unemployed. Its over a year now.The first time in at least 40 years. Everything falls apart. Boredom,no paycheck, stress,and yes depression
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    How To Get A Job When There Are None

    NO NONSENSE ADVICE! How To Get A Job When There Are None Many people who remain unemployed for long periods of time consider purchasing or starting a small business. Before you do this think LONG AND HARD if this course of action is really for you. It's not for everyone - in...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Out of immense interest

    for designing spaces i had been pleading to my parents to enroll me to an Architectural school right from when i passed my secondary schooling but alas they never gave it an ear. Finally after lot of drama and wasting my 3 yrs doing BScIT as per their interest i was allowed...
    Designerxox Designerxox 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I don't know where to start with this post,

    especially not if I don't want to be seen as ungrateful or spoiled. Maybe I am, I don't know. I'm ranting because I hate being unemployed. I've been unemployed for about two years now, and I absolutely hate it. The constant nagging from your parents, the boredom, the fear...
    artist40 artist40 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm currently a stay at home mom

    and I hate not having my own money. Does anyone know any online sites that you can actually make good money from?
    shandabae shandabae 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Unemployed And Feeling It.

    I've never been experienced being unemployed like this before. When I lost my job I felt like the world ended. After a week everything got put into perspective and considered this just a new chapter in my life. But when does it start? I do my best to keep busy. How many rooms...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    I sometimes wonder if i was born unlucky

    or maybe God gave me endless trials which would lead to my depression and deep financial debt. I am still jobless since I graduated last April 2013, and whenever I apply for a certain company I really like or the position that suited me, I would end up in a very low, I mean low...
    maynee maynee 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Frustrated...

    I was released from prison after serving 12 years about a month and a half ago. I've never been unemployed this long before. It doesn't help that my eyesight has worsened enough over the years that I can no longer drive. I understand employers are concerned about hiring an ex...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    I struggled for years to get an Engineering

    degree, just to find out that nobody wants a female engineer. How funny is that? I got my degree almost two years ago, and I could only land 2 interviews. In which they politely asked me if I had any children, or wanted to have children, or if I had a husband. I don't. But what...
    caritus caritus 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Frustrating...

    I am 22 and have been in constant education all my life, I only completed education 3-4 months ago and still haven't found a job. It's so frustrating when you realise that you wasted 3 years doing a degree when no one wants it anyway :-( as they prefer "experience" (which I...
    Callapink Callapink 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    i hate being used.... i hate being lied to... I'm not stupid. .gullible yes...stupid no. if you cant live by the words you speak...please for the love of whomever....keep passing...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I hate having to do everything on my own. I hate having to ask friends to help me move. I hate never having a plus one to weddings or a date to the company Christmas party. I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    My head hurts so baddd. I hate being sick 😭😷
    Crazyxxgirl Crazyxxgirl 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    But the women looking hate being committed all the time so good grief!
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I hate myself. I hate being me. There's nothing good about being me. I wish I was dead. I can't wait till I die.
    wassup305 wassup305 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am incredibly sad and lonely. We moved across the country so that we could be near my husband's children and grandchildren. Instead, I've been shunned. I don't know if it's...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Being judged? hate it more than almost anything but I'm learning that if they're so judgemental and bold enough to keep saying it your face, you need to do the same! And not fight...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    man I hate being judged by people I did 17 years in prison just to get out to go back to do 15 more months in prison I mean I got locked out when I was 15 for assault kidnapping...
    allenmra1 allenmra1 36-40, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    if you hate being lied to then why are you so upset when you hear the truth ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    Silently crying to myself under my covers because I'm ugly. I hate the way I look. No matter what I tell myself & what people tell me I still feel like such an ugly ******. Really...
    CryingMyselfToSleep CryingMyselfToSleep 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I Hate being around negative people. Maybe it is because I am from Africa and those "big problems" you have is nothing compared to what you should be THANKFULL for!! Ungratefull...
    VuurenMickey VuurenMickey 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    i hate being shy because like, everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix 13-15, F Aug 22

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    Being depressed has to affect every aspect of my life. My wife hates me. I'm tired of medical doctors and it stresses me watching her struggle. Driving down the road the other day...
    Blaker19 Blaker19 41-45, M Aug 21

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    I can't stand the negative energy. it brings everyone down! I hate being around negative people!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    When I look at the definition of social anxiety it doesn't totally match my issue. I guess I am just different. First off, I get sick of being so "me oriented" but realize to...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I can't stand it.. It brakes me, it steals my strength! My love for you was bullet proof, but your the one who shot me. Man oh man.. Love it when your boyfriend isn't much for...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I hate my body, hate nearly everything that comes with being female, and I got married. my husband wants kids. I do not. I told him if I had kids, it's because I wanted them. he...
    gingerru gingerru 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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