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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 41-45 4 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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Hi debbie, I'm not sure if i have words of encouragement for you, because i am in the same situation. being unemployed makes you feel as if your half a person. Many people tell me to keep a positive attitude but sometimes its hard to. Your not alone...but I believe things will get better for both of us. its all about pushing forward to something better,

DON'T GIVE UP THE SEARCH! NOT ONLY AM I UNEMPLOYED, I JUST GRADUATED COLLEGE! THIS COMING NOVEMBER I HAVE TO START PAYING BACK LOANS--43K TO BE EXACT. I'VE BEEN SEARCHING AND SEARCHING AND STILL NO LUCK. PERHAPS TAKE SOME COURSES, OR GET CERTIFIED IN SOMETHING? LATELY I HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO BE CERTIFIED AS A DIAGNOSITIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER. ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE A STEP BACK FROM ME HAVING A BACHELORS DEGREE, THE MEDICAL FIELD SEEMS TO BE DOING OK, CONSIDERING EVERYTHING ELSE SUCKS.<br />
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TAKE CARE,<br />
TIFF

Hang in there Debbie. I've started taking some courses to obtain my accounting degree and hope if nothing else, that I will be able to open my own business as a CPA. I would love to meet a group of unemployed people who would be interested in possibly starting a business. I think forums like this one are important to know that you're not the only one with that sinking feeling. Keep your chin up. I believe many laid off people were those who spoke out when they saw unethical situations or were very effective employees who were a threat to the less-than-competent management at many places. I just read an article about a man who was laid off and decided to start a home improvement store. He didn't have a lot of merchandise because he didn't have the funds to buy it, so he cleverly used empty stacked boxes to make it look like his store was full. His company went public and is called Home Depot. A bit of inspiration for all of us!

I've been unemployed for about 10 months and its getting me down too. I got made redundant and had terrible luck with jobs after, bad work places etc, made me really ill from stress and have not been able to find half decent work since. Really bad experience. There are more jobs becoming avaiable but mostly with in certain industries. It's literally a matter of not giving up.