I can relate to some people here.
I, too, am unemeployed, left my last join voluntarily because, too put it simply, i had something of a mental breakdown, as i did not feel that some
people at the workplace (i was working at a nightclub) was not very appreciating me and some others working hard to keep the club running, despite
eventual lack of glasses (plastic Glasses, really).
That was about a year ago now, during my time unemployed i've had, i think, about 5 or 6 interviews (i feel lucky to have just the one) and most of
the time the jobs i apply for i never, EVER, get any replies/response.
And now i've had applyed a job at my old workplace, as they just had a refurbushment (the place REALLY needed it!) and they needed a new staff there
as they effectively fired the old staff (including my sister, who'd have worked there for years, starting on the clubs very first night!).
Now i'm still waiting for them to call me back for the "recruitment day", but i'm having to wait a little longer because from what i've been
told, the builders that were supposed to do the refurbishing came a week later, thus pushing the clubs reopening date about 8 days forward.
Now, i don't think it's just me thats thinking this, but with amount of couses and qualifications thats around, i think the government in the UK
(and maybe in the U.S. too) must think there own citizens are too thick to be able to do some of the most simplist of things in life. I almost cringe
or laugh when i get asked on an application form on the internet or in person if i know how to use the computer (like using the internet or e-mail)
and i'll be like "DUH, i wouldn't be here if i didn't would i?!"
Seriously though, our governments take us all to be compleate thickos when really some of us do have common sense and don't need to go through
complete BS courses!!
Anyway i hope all of us can get a job sometime soon, if the economy decides to shift its weight enough so that more jobs become available.