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 myself any longer. The first few months I would apply every day for a job. And rejection was all I found around every corner. Then it became every week I would apply, and rejection still. The last year or so I havn't even bothered. I feel like I'm just not worth anything to a company anymore. I worked so hard to get where I was and I feel like life just shoved my face in the ground for the effort. Now I sit at home all day, and the only times I get outside is when I drive my mother to doctor appointments or grocery shopping. I have brief moments where I will look at the wanted ads in the paper. sometimes I will even call a number, but usually I get some sort of rejection on the phone before I even get an interview.