August 16, 2014 by Lady Unemployed
I think so many of you who are unemployed can relate to this unemployment story. The rest of this post will be anonymous and I thank the contributor for sharing their story.
It’s Monday again, only this one is different because it is 11 months to the day that I found myself unemployed. As I say goodbye to my boyfriend before he leaves for work, it dawns on me that I’m now alone for the day, trapped with my thoughts and weather I want to get up and face the day or stay in bed and hide away.
When I’m finally ready to face the day, I begin by checking through the ‘job alerts’ on my phone, lots of great jobs out there and more so now we are over the recession. What they fail to tell you in the small print is that although you are applying for roles suited to your experience and qualifications, the likelihood of an actual person responding to you is 1 in a million. Everyday it’s the same, waiting and hoping that you will get some form of response, to what you think is an actual job advert and not a fictitious one.
I have experienced and fought with so many emotions on this journey and the thought of giving up has entered my mind many times. Reality soon sets in and I remember that I have a mortgage and bills to pay. So I carry on and keep hoping and praying that one of the roles I have applied for is the ‘one’, that finally someone wants to give me an opportunity and get the ball rolling again, giving me some self worth and respect back. There has to be a way out and I have to believe that there is, otherwise what’s left to believe in?
Monday draws to an end my boyfriend is home distracting me from my thoughts, telling me about his day. When asked about my day I simply reply “it was okay”.
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July 1, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
Well, my time of covering someone’s desk wasn’t nearly as awful as I thought it would be. I don’t know about you though, but my city is dealing with a heat wave and this type of weather makes me straight up miserable. I don’t want to do anything but sit and wait for it to be over – it doesn’t help I don’t have air conditioning.
Anyways, I may have some interesting news – I might be moving soon! Not too far away actually but far enough that I may have to quit my job. To be honest, I’m not too sad about that. I’ve been having bouts of sadness there I just can’t shake. Not to mention I struggle a lot with being ignored there constantly.
Well, onto the rant! I hope your day isn’t too bad today, and luckily I have a four day weekend coming up! Yay!
So what is your gripe today? Is it too hot for you too? Did someone act rude? Are you having rotten luck? I want to hear about it – whatever your gripe may be – let’s bitch and moan together.
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June 24, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
It’s back! I’ve been on a semi-hiatus lately, because of an increase of stress in my life and that has just taken up my focus and time.
Anyways, I’m bringing back Monday rant, so bring your weekly gripes and complaints to me and we will bitch and moan together.
I’m dreading this week a bit, because I’m supposed to be covering someone’s desk on Thursday and Friday. I keep having conversations with them and others on how much of a big deal it is and how overwhelmed I’ll probably feel those two days. I don’t like being set up for that exactly and it makes me want to pull away from the moment completely. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win the lottery this week and never have to go back.
I’d also like to ask if anyone wants to co-host Monday rant with me. Let me know in the comments or send me an email if you are open to it!
Anyways, what’s your rant this week? What are you dreading the most? Has your day started off on the wrong foot? Do you have long meetings ahead of you? Are you looking for work and you just are struggling with feeling hopeful?
Let’s share our gripes together!
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March 11, 2013 by Lady Unemployed
It’s Monday everybody!
Time for our weekly edition of Monday Rant. Now, if you happen to be a fan of Monday rant, make sure to grab a fancy schmancy blog button to show off on your blog. Isn’t it awesome?
I’m feeling positive about this week because I have two – yes, TWO – phone interviews next week and that tells me that I may just get out of my job sometime soon. It won’t fix all my troubles but it’s one of many.
But there is no guarantee and I’m worried about the toll this job will take on me. Oh well, it is a job though, right?
So tell me how your day is going. I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Tell me about the person who rode your bumper all along the freeway. The rude neighbor who let you have it when you walked out the door. Tell me about the coworker who got up in your face.
What is your rant today?
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