posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 12:49 AM
Originally posted by Key-Minder
Get up, make some instant coffee.
Check out the job websites
Attempt to motivate self with sayings such as “you are not a loser, you will find a decent paying job, ect…”
Throw out some resumes and cover letters
Eat Ramen noodles for lunch
Take nap to shut off conscious mind.
I have a little confession of sorts here. I was unemployed for almost 3 years ... all due to my own stupidity (well depression and other internal
things were really to blame, but let's just call it stupidity anyways). I am currently working in retail, an industry I have never worked in prior
to starting my job roughly a year ago. I moved up quickly because I found that selling to consumers is an easy and rewarding job. I am not making
"the big bucks" but I am making MORE than enough to pay off my bills AND rent AND afford a few extravagances. I mean I worked hard to move up within
the company quickly, but if you have dedication there ARE jobs out there. Sure maybe you have to start out at 8 bucks an hour nowadays, but so what?
As someone else mentioned, 8 is better than 0. And my 8 turned into alot more by just doing what I was supposed to.
I think the main culprit here is the current (American) human psyche. Our standards are WAAAAAAY too high. Sure you think you need $80,000/yr to pay
off your mortgage and car payments, but then again is that car and house really worth the struggle? You cut your house payment by a third and your car
payment by a third and bam you have just opened yourself up to hundreds of more jobs. And do you still have a roof over your head and a way to and
from work? Exactly.
The way I see it if you're out of work for a year, you should NOT be posting on here for two reasons. 1) if you are still able to afford internet
access and have use of a computer, then are you really that bad off? and 2) if you are spending time on here, then you are NOT doing ANYTHING and
EVERYTHING in your power to find employment. Btw, this post isn't aimed at anyone in particular ... but can apply to people in this video as well.
People are homeless for a variety of reasons, but most of them will do little to better themselves and put a roof over their heads (and some even
prefer it). I can understand when bad things happen, and I can relate to people with mental or physical problems as well. But you gotta stop blaming
other people or the government for your problems and do something about it yourselves. I'll give you a helping hand to get out of the well, but you
still gotta use your legs to climb up the walls.
[edit on 12/29/2007 by Fiverz]