Are you unemployed? I am.

July 25, 2016 6:11am CST
Lately, I've been noticing that the figures of unemployment are on the rise. I myself have been laid off for about a year. Although I do freelance work, it still has taken a toll on my earning capacity. There are days I'm fraught with fear about the future, wondering if I'll make it through. What’s worse, many of us have lost things we worked so hard to buy. We may have had to move out of our nice apartments and back to our parent’s, or had to watch the repo man come and collect that awesome four wheel drive that would have ben ours except that we defaulted on a few instalments. I feel sad thinking of what could’ve been, but I chose to look at the positive side. They can repossess my house, but they can't repossess my family. I can always buy another house, but the people that are emotionally and relationally tied to me will always be mine and mine alone, and nobody can take them away from me. I started this thread as a way to motivate those who, just like me, are coping with the trauma of being unemployed and all the baggage that comes with it. If we can all remember one thing we are thankful for that can't be taken away, it will help get a huge weight off our being whilst inspiring many who might stumble onto this post looking for hope during impossible situations. So the question is simple to all my unemployed brothers and sisters - What have you lost and what are you glad you can never lose? I hope to read some awesome comments and be inspired by your declaration of hope.
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• India
25 Jul 16
Though I am not in Trauma, I am just unemployed currently. Actually I should phrase it I am looking for a good match for job. Till then I am enjoying leisure, socializing, and soon going for vacations.
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25 Jul 16
That's fantastic. I hope life's always as good. :)
• India
25 Jul 16
@josephtee Life is how you take it.
@skysnap (18039)
25 Jul 16
I work offline. I work online. I just work hard all the time. So always employed :D
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25 Jul 16
Haha, that's how you roll... :P
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
25 Jul 16
Fortunately I have never been in that situation, but I can see how difficult it is for you. Good for you for finding something positive to be thankful for.
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25 Jul 16
I guess the only way is up. What won't break me will only make me stronger :)
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
I'm unemployed too. I resign from job because people in the work place are cruel to me and the jobs stress me a lot. I just help now with small family business and do some online jobs. That way I still have some little money to spend. I have a brother and a sister who are always employed and their the ones that help the family with most expenses.
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25 Jul 16
I totally understand... people can be mean because they are trying to make others look bad so they look good in comparison. But hey, you're still alive, and that's a great place to be because tomorrow is a brand new day!
@MALUSE (43544)
• Uzbekistan
25 Jul 16
Why don't you mention on your *account page* in which country you live? Being unemployed is not the same all over the world. It's more bearable in affluent societies than in dirt poor ones.
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25 Jul 16
I actually disagree, because being unemployed in a 'dirt poor' country means that you have to pay lesser for basic amenities. In first world countries, you have to spend like a euro for a bottle of water, but in third world countries its like a tenth of that cost. In fact,unemployed people from poorer countries seem less stressed out because they can somehow cough up just about enough money to live. Developed countries may have some sort of unemployment benefits, but living on that amount is really hard because you can get nothing.
@rina110383 (24070)
26 Jul 16
On weekdays, I work in an accounting/law firm. On weekends, I do remote projects.
@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
26 Jul 16
i hope you are able to find a job soon. I am employed and also earn some extra money online like Swagbucks.
@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
25 Jul 16
What's your major? Not until four months later after my graduation did I find my first job. I know it is hard to get a job in my field. So I worked overtime almost every day to finish the work before project due amd rented a small room to save money. I quite understand your situation without job, but look at the positive side as you said, Success and Opportunity are only given to those people who are well-prepared.I learned more about my special software of my major during those 4 month. why not strength specialty learning when you're free?
@cxndie (1062)
• Kolkata, India
25 Jul 16
I was ill with Tuberculosis and could not work for a year. I too sat at home and worked on these kind of sites trying to make some money. I did some freelance work too. However I did have this fear that I would never find a proper job again. But you know what, You should never give up. I am now working for a year and 3 months at this new place and it has opened amazing opportunities for me. Besides, the funny thing is, I got this job via a referral. So I'd say when its your turn, its your turn. No one can take it away from you. Patience is always rewarded.
@Jotomy (6352)
• India
25 Jul 16
Of late I joined in a government organisation on contract basis and i am getting less salary.
• United States
25 Jul 16
I am employed fortunately and the times I didn't have a job weren't for very long thankfully. I do hope you find something soon. Good luck. :-)