I Have Been Unemployed For Some Time Now

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 152 People

    Unemployed? Enemployable More Like It

    I've been unemployed for most of my life. I am on a disability support pension (approximately 1/4 of the minimum wage,) and I have that many problems and issues I doubt I could even hold down a job if someone gave me one.  I was pressed to do a high intensity job seeking...
    Musical Musical
    36-40, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2010

    How To Get A Job When There Are None

    This is not an ad!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 fact I believe it's for a very small minority...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday
    Sep 2, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2014

    Don't Give Up!!!

    I've learned throughout the years that it's not how fast you run the race, but how you endure the race. I am currently a stay at home mom and wife and I absolutely enjoy the time I spend with my toddler son. Prior to his birth, I found myself caught in the vortex of what others...
    HelpingOthersRise HelpingOthersRise
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    I Miss Having Money

    i quit a perfectly crappy job to heal from a brain injury and then hey presto, the recession hit and i find myself unemployed for two years now and hating every minute of it. I oscillate between the highs and the lows of finding a job that i can do and sending out the c.v...
    browneyesblue7 browneyesblue7
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2011

    Frustrating Is An Understatement

    Sooo, where to start. I've been a massage therapist for going on 6 years. When I first started I made great money. Soon after however, my then employer decided to be shady and make up her own bizzare and by far unfair pay arrangement for her employees.I won't go into the details...
    apachetears apachetears
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 31, 2011

    Been Unemployed

    I am unemployed and I have my reasons.  Hopefully, in the near future, all will go well and will be back there.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 12, 2011

    Help Me Finish My Dissertation By Completing My Survey

    I am trying to finish my dissertation and I need your help so I can begin to look for work! I am studying how people cope with the stress of unemployment. Your answers will help career counselors develop programs to help unemployed adults like you and me. If you are 18+, live...
    UnemployedStudent UnemployedStudent
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    What Should I Do?

    I haven't worked in years, I didn't have to, because my ex-husband and I were financially stable without both of us having to be in the workforce. Our divorced has been recently finalized and the money I was left with will not last me very long. I need to get a job, but here is...
    Tuliper Tuliper
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

    Keep Looking And Hoping

    I've been unemployed since christmas,was looking for a driving job but due to the economy the type of work I used to is being done by other larger wagons.I am now looking for care work and have recieved my CRB certificate to say I am a nice guy to work with people who need...
    thecarer thecarer
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 4, 2011

    I've Been Unemployed For Quite Awhile

    I've been unemployed for awhile.  I'm soon going to be 62  now I'm on a pension of $906 a month.  I get a little more selling watkins and regal products.   So I have enough money for me and therefore I don't need a job.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    For 9 Years!

    I have been out of "work" for 9 years.  I was wrote out of work on medical leave in my  6 month of pregnancy of pregnancy with my first born.  I never went back.  I have been raising 3 daughters now for the past 9 years.  I may not get paid in cash, but I...
    ChristineJones ChristineJones
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 19, 2010

    Unemployed Over A Year

    I was laid off in May of 2011. I was working for a health care company & the program was cut. I have a Master of Social Work which I got late in life - 6 years ago. Social services are being cut and there are not enough jobs for social workers. I admit I didn't look much...
    Rooanne Rooanne
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    I was once unemployed

    and came to a point where i did not know what to do with my life... i was sharing my story with someone who helped me be on a team called GLORY TEAM CHARITY.. i am now happy with my life thanks to them..They help a number of people every month and i was lucky to be one of them...
    bernadine1 bernadine1
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Part Time Jobs....i Must Vent!

    Part time jobs....That's all I can find. My current profession is failing me. Massage therapy. If you are a Massage therapist...DONT move to Pittsburgh. There's no reliable business and it's all commission...so if you don't have the clientele, you don't make money...at all. So...
    apachetears apachetears
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    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
    Aug 4, 2013

    Off And On

    I have not had a "non contract job" in almost a year. I get work but it isn't permanent; a project here and a editing assignment there.  I am ready to settle down into a 70 hour a week job again and maybe a little travel, but not too much because I have to make sure I take...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 5, 2010
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