#1 Edited by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

Being unemployed can be a real pain, so to keep myself going despite getting turned down I have come up with this quote: "This will be the last day your unemployed."

Because even though every job I apply to seems to be wasted energy, one of them will say yes. And I will get a job. So as long as I have a hope that things will change I have motive to continue.

Another phrase is this:

"If you're walking through hell keep walking."

In other words, if times are rough, keep trying, they won't get any better if you stop trying.

#2 Posted by TheSecondOpinion (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Who did you vote for?

#3 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSecondOpinion said:

Who did you vote for?

Ah a combative question eh? I could say one of three choices, and ALL of them will stir up trolling so I respectively refuse to answer that.

#4 Posted by TheSecondOpinion (614 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo: It's not a combative question. It's a question that should ring in people's head so that something can be done about the unemployment rates.

#5 Posted by Captain_Yesterday (807 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo: Good luck to you man. I know what you're going through my dad has been unemployed for over a year despite half a dozen job interviews. With this economy employers rather pay inexperienced people less.

#6 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

@Captain_Yesterday said:

@lorbo: Good luck to you man. I know what you're going through my dad has been unemployed for over a year despite half a dozen job interviews. With this economy employers rather pay inexperienced people less.

Thank you

#7 Posted by TheSecondOpinion (614 posts) - - Show Bio

@Captain_Yesterday said:

@lorbo: Good luck to you man. I know what you're going through my dad has been unemployed for over a year despite half a dozen job interviews. With this economy employers rather pay inexperienced people less.

Or not at all...

Also, for those not aware. Unemployment benefits is a huge hit on the taxes, and doesn't do anything to stimulate the economy.

#8 Posted by akbogert (3227 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheSecondOpinion: Actually, food stamps do stimulate the economy. But I'm not here for a debate, and in general I agree people ought to keep their elected officials in mind when they find themselves in dire straights.

Best wishes in finding something. I actually thought you were going to talk about mindset in a different way -- that even though it may not be your choice to be out of a job, it's always your choice to be doing nothing.

...and not to be too trollish, but as a former English major, may I suggest also making today the last day you use "your" when you mean "you're" :P

#9 Edited by Pyrogram (41329 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: you're bad attempt at trolling failed.

And yes I baited you with that your're :P

He he :P

#10 Posted by Edamame (28397 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, good luck and keep looking.

#11 Posted by DarkxSeraph (672 posts) - - Show Bio

Pyro- Akbogert wasn't trying to troll. I have yet to a single post of his that is an attempt at trolling. Just saying.

#12 Posted by impossibilly (893 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo said:

@TheSecondOpinion said:

Who did you vote for?

Ah a combative question eh? I could say one of three choices, and ALL of them will stir up trolling so I respectively refuse to answer that.

Having the tact and good sense to deflect a combative question like that made you look much more employable in my eyes. Good luck in your job hunt!

#13 Posted by Aiden Cross (15526 posts) - - Show Bio

I know that feeling, and i know how much it can gnaw at your confidence and drive. Best advice i can give you is to set aside your pride and take anything you can get. If you're just out of university and all you can get is a job as a housekeeper. Take it. It may not be what you hoped for when you graduated but it makes you money, keeps you busy and motivated. It's always easier to find a job when you already have something, you will find more job oppurtunities that way. Plus most companies appreciate someone that gets out there and work, instead of sitting at home and hope for that one perfect job to come along. The best way to get a job nowadays is through networking, so attend job fairs, visit companies with your resume, talk to friends/family etc. The most important thing is to be pro-active. And stay positive. It's not you, it's the crappy economy.

#14 Posted by FiMFTW (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo said:

This will be the last day your unemployed.

Game Show Host: Let's play 'Spot The Grammatical Error'!

#15 Edited by Loki9876 (3039 posts) - - Show Bio

@FiMFTW: The second phrase is even worse but whatever this is the internet. NO RULES

I hope you find a job.

#16 Posted by FiMFTW (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@Loki9876: What phrase? What job?

#17 Posted by akbogert (3227 posts) - - Show Bio

I would just like to point out that you posted this thread (with its title) yesterday.

Today I got a contract for the next six weeks.

You're a prophet, man.

#18 Posted by lorbo (1541 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert said:

I would just like to point out that you posted this thread (with its title) yesterday.

Today I got a contract for the next six weeks.

You're a prophet, man.

What job for crying out loud?!

#19 Posted by akbogert (3227 posts) - - Show Bio

@lorbo: Heh. I did some work for a friend's company in Boston last year. I was interning for a position I ended up choosing not to accept (because I wanted to study to apply to grad school -- which worked out for me, handily), but they told me from time to time they might ask for my services. Turns out this was one such time.

Granted, there will likely be plenty more unemployment in my future, but I found your title amusingly accurate nonetheless.

I hope it becomes just as accurate for you very soon =)

#20 Posted by Loki9876 (3039 posts) - - Show Bio

@FiMFTW: job was meant to the poster.

and this "If you your walking through hell keep walking." I'm quoting.

#21 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7964 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm rapidly approaching unemployment, it's a scary prospect

#22 Posted by TitsteR (96 posts) - - Show Bio

P.S: China is taking your jobs away. What are you americans going to do about it?

#23 Posted by Edamame (28397 posts) - - Show Bio

@TitsteR said:

P.S: China is taking your jobs away. What are you americans going to do about it?

Well, all of that Globalization and Outsourcing began in the 70s. No one has been doing anything about it since then. So, I doubt that anything will change.

#24 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (695 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't beat yourself up so much, I was unemployed for a year before I got an internship. I'll keep looking around, but now I can put 2013 on my resume.

It seems these days that a lot of employers want a 25 year old with ten years experience. It doesn't make sense, and its awful for everyone.

What makes it worse is the lack of empathy, there are a lot of people who view the unemployed as lazy slackers who should shut up and go flip burgers. Or the people who say, "You should have majored in engineering or accounting." Ignoring the fact that STEM fields aren't as safe as the media wants you to think they are.

#25 Posted by Edamame (28397 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, employers don't always value their employees anymore. It was a different feeling in the 60s, for instance.

Furthermore, there are some low-wage jobs out there that are almost always hiring. So, don't be afraid of doing those jobs. Something is better than nothing.