Anyone else unemployed and sick of hearing....

United States
January 26, 2011 5:18pm CST
Is anyone else who has been unemployed for awhile sick of "Oh, you'll get something" or "You just have to keep on trying". It's been over a year for me. I know no one can help me, but it's a bit frustrating. Unemployment is skyrocketed where I live, but I'm just supposed to be calm and ok with it. Forget it.
3 responses
• United States
27 Jan 11
Oh gosh yes, it has been a year for me also. I have started to do some independent contracting as my well is dry. But I know what you mean as too it is too difficult to remain so positive when not a single call comes in with hope. Keep you chin up and unfortunately we need to keep trying as no job will come our way on it's own. Good luck to you and I wish you well and I see you are new so Welcome to myLot.
@zoey7879 (3092)
• United States
29 Jan 11
I haven't had a job interview in 4 years. Not even at a fast food place... and like most fast food places, they have a high employee turnover here where I live. BUT Alot of the employees are friends/family of the management team or help the management in certain... illegal extracirricular activities. I recently applied at one place, that shall remain nameless. Fast food. Open interviews for maintenance. I'm 31, with 6 years of fast food experience, 5 years of management and supervisory experience, and 16 years of cashier experience. At the time I applied, I held a food sanitation license. My friend who also applied, is 31 with 3 years experience, specifically in fast food building maintence. Not a strong job record... I was never interviewed. My friend was interviewed. And the job went to..... *drumroll* An 19 year old who has been arrested three times and fired from his previous job (I worked with him at his previous job, so I know what I am about to say to be factual) for sexually harassing 5 female employees. He's also known to be QUITE a thief and is NOT well liked in the community. Go figure. I'll never understand that type of bs.
• United States
29 Jan 11
zoey7879 that is terrible and I am so sorry, I have been unemployed for a year and do not get even a call/email of acknowledgment, let alone an interview. Your comment now makes me fret more as I am very experienced and literally have been told that I am way over qualified. I do not know what to do either, as we all have to work. I am so sorry to hear that you have been at it for over four years. Wow I do not think I could be so optimistic yet another year, but what else can I do as it is becoming a solid brick wall. I will pray for us all, as all we want to do is work, not handed anything no matter how hard we have to do it. I so wish us all the best of luck and or kindness.
• United States
27 Jan 11
I think that's something people say to give you hope or make you feel better. I'm not saying that it isn't the case, because I'm sure eventually it will happen. I can understand how that would be frustrating to hear all the time when you are trying to find work. I'm currently unemployed, but I can't complain because I haven't really been actively looking. I had a small temporary job recently but that ended a couple of weeks ago. I don't think people expect you to just be calm and ok with it though. It's possible they are just trying to help you keep hope alive. I wish you the best in your job search. I guess the best advice I could give you is to network, network, network! Ask people that you know if their place of business is hiring because that is how many positions within businesses are filled most often. I think a lot of businesses would prefer to hire someone who was a former employee or knows an employee than to take on someone who sends in a resume. Ask around. I know it's hard but I wish you the best of luck.
@stevieboi19 (1419)
26 Jan 11
You could always sign up as Avon rep or even a leader make some commission of peoples sales it just something you could until you get a more steady job offer. Maybe not an Avon rep but something along those lines where you can do little or as much work at it as you want yet still make a tidy sum.