have you been unemployed during any phase of your life

United States
March 27, 2007 9:40am CST
hey folks how did you dealt with this situation
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10 responses
28 Mar 07
I have been unemployed for just over two years now and I hate it. The problem seems to be my age, when prospective employers see that I am 55 years old, they simply say no. I just keep looking and hoping that someone will get the idea that I am worth employing.
@vetsmom_rgv (1083)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Well, actually, i've only had one job in my life... i am only 23, but i liked that job, and after that, i stayed in school. it was a work-study job, and liked it very much, but school was more important. then i got married and had our beautiful baby! which is great, and now i'm looking for a part-time job so we can have a bit of extra cash at hand. I deal with it fine. i love being with my daughter.
• India
28 Mar 07
no. i have joined the govt services immediately on completion of graduation and am continuing doingmy best i can. if time allows i will retire from this service.
• United States
28 Mar 07
I have been unemployed at times, but usually under my own choice. I quit one job that was taking too much of my time when I was in school and making too many demands; I needed to concentrate on school and my upcoming finals. There were other times that I have had ethical conflicts with management or the company and turned in my resignation, and other times when I have been let go (so of which are my fault, I will admit). I always remain positive. I continue to look for work, and have never had too much of a problem finding a new job. I have a good work record that has impeccible attendence, diverse work history, and a strong skill set. It always works out in the end.
@shisid (104)
• United States
28 Mar 07
well I am unemployed right now but am a full time homemaker.Had to quit my job since my hubby had to move away from the country .I do feel sometimes that I should be doing something to make this life worthwhile..but i guess i should enjoy my days being at home and taking care of my hubby who is doing all the work to support our family.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
27 Mar 07
I am currently unemployed now, after giving up my job to start a new career, I spent three years in college learning a new career, now I have all the necessary qualifications I can't get a job, it is very soul destroying, especially as I made a big gamble in my life. It is easy to get down and be really unmotivated, but I do try to get up early, I go to the job club and get as much help as I can. It's hard on the finances and it does get me down at times and doesn't do much for my self-esteem, confidence or depression. I keep myself fully occupied and going to the gym gets rid of my frustration, anger and stresses of life without a job.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Yah, once I emplyed in a large corporate office as secretary and after some month I left the job as it did not give me much earning but a binding of timely office going, office leaving, no specific duty chart etc. caused me leaving the job and now I am free.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
27 Mar 07
ye. i am unemployed right now. i have my freelancer job of writing. but it is for every project and it pays very little. how am i handeling this. pretty good i'll say. i have many things to do and cn't hardly find spare time for anything. i am trying now to look for a job, i was offerd to work at the bank yesterday but i am still looking for a job that would fit my studying program. but otherwis everything is fine:)
@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I have when I quit my previous job because I cannot take my boss anymore... the good thing is that I got hired the following day by a much better company I'm affiliated with right now... Lucky me... I spend 1 night of being a bum though. Cheers!
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
27 Mar 07
I have never tried to find a job and not succede. I am unemplyed in a way now - but that is due to illness. And the emplymentagencies are trying hard to make me work even though it is impossible for me at this time