Good Luck OP!
Don't let the nastiness of some on here get you down! Some people really don't understand what it's truly like when you're long term unemployed and
down on your luck. Call it ignorance, call it lack of empathy. They don't understand, and will never understand.
I can really relate to your story, I've been unemployed since November 2010. I have a BA in Communications (granted, not the best Degree in
retrospect), and have not had any hits or any real returns on any job prospects in over 6 months. I've been denied for jobs posted for High school
Grads, denied for minimum wage jobs, and it seems the only job responses I receive now are spam...
So I feel your pain.
I've lost my Apartment, sold off most of my possessions on eBay, went through all of my savings, and at the moment have about $200 in my bank account.
Just before I started living in my car/ friends couches, I moved back home (thankfully I still had that as a fall back, despite how low it is). Two
months ago, my state ended Extended benefits, despite being one of the worst hit states in unemployment, many were cut off their benefits and erased
from the unemployed data.
So I'm selling off everything else I have (and with the help of a few private loans) will attempt to start my own business. If I'm unemployable, then
I will be my own boss.
What is going on with America?
It almost seems like we're not qualified enough for Jobs that that fall into our ranges of capability, we're over qualified for minimum wage jobs so
they don't even respond, and we now have the "mark" of being long term unemployed so we can't even get interviewed; When we do we're passed on. I'm
32 years old, have a clean record, a College degree, Management experience, and you would think I was a 70 year old ex con trying to break back into
the job market after a 40 year stint in prison...
I also have several friends going through the same situations... It seems desperate, and there's talks that were going to go into a 2nd recession, so
In my home state Rhode Island, to give you an idea of how bad it is, The Fire Department had 50 positions open up, over 3000 applicants showed up. The
question is really, what's the true unemployment numbers (far greater then what's being reported obviously). There's many more of us out there, than
the media and unemployment data are saying...
Don't give up, there's always hope. Even when at your lowest, just remember there's millions of us out there going through similar struggles.
Eventually there will come a breaking point if our society continues down this path. I just hope it gets better soon, for all of us, before we reach
So, again, good luck to you OP. There are many many more like you. You are not alone.
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