Why Are You Long Term Unemployed?

As someone who has never been out of work more than one week in my whole life, I struggle to understand why anyone is long term unemployed (excluding injured, etc).

Do people set the bar too high when looking for work? Is pride too much of an issue?

Anyway, I'm a firm believer that if you are well enough, then conscription is the answer to long term unemployed. It'd make for a good incentive to go out and get a job in my opinion....

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Feb 9, 2010