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  1. Unemployment – The Thing You Can’t Just Get Rid Of

    October 14, 2013 by Lady Unemployed

    My mom said, “Unemployment is the only thing you can’t just get rid of – if this was a man, I would have broken up him already.”

    And my mom is right! She’s been out of work six moths now and if this was a relationship, it would have been a rotten one.

    If you think of it, when you are unemployed, you are basically begging someone to like you, getting very little in return, having plans and hopes dashed and taken away, and constantly having to look and be your best without any promise of a good outcome.

    Unemployment makes for a bad relationship and it’s time that we all had “the talk” with unemployment.

  2. Monday Rant – What’s Your Gripe?

    April 8, 2013 by Lady Unemployed

    I’m actually having an awful day today. It’s the sort of day where I can’t seem to do anything right and I’m going to hear about it all day.


    I’m sure your day is worse than mine or just as bad, so let’s commiserate together!

    What your rant today?

  3. Should We Stay at a Job that Makes us Unhappy?

    January 10, 2013 by Lady Unemployed

    I know that in this economy, you are lucky to have anything. That we should take anything, including taking grief at work no matter what, because few people will have sympathy for you if you just leave.

    But is that the healthiest thing to do? Should we stick it out whether or not we are unhappy? Is that any way to live our lives?

    This question was rolling around in my brain as I was thinking about my own situation. So much time can go by without anything changing and unhappiness setting in like a heavy weight.

    I know, I know. Look for a job while you have one. But it isn’t that easy. We get complacent. We get used to routine and as miserable as we are, it feels safe and comforting knowing we haven’t rocked the boat and we have met our expectations.

    What do you think? Stick it out? Take a risk and try to get out of the grind?

  4. When You Can’t Trust Helping A Coworker

    December 1, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    So, about a month ago someone new came to my job. It’s been sort of better because the focus has been less on me.

    But an interesting thing happened.

    I had been helping train this coworker when he first started, and until a couple of days ago it’s been going okay. And then I helped him with a question.

    A couple of minutes later, I hear from that person I’ve been having trouble with who addressed the answer I gave this new person and explained that I didn’t answer his question properly.

    How on earth did the new guy even bring up my incorrect answer to this difficult coworker?

    A lot of scenarios came to mind about why this may not have been on purpose, but I immediately knew I was on dangerous territory because the last thing I need is more reason for that difficult coworker to get on my case. Mistake or not, the more I avoid communicating with that difficult person, the better.

    From now on? No more help from me. He can ask the difficult person from now on. It won’t be me. Work is cutthroat and it’s all about knowing how to play people’s games. And I figured out his.

    Have you ever had this happen to you? How did you handle this?

  5. Catsup Is A Stupid Word

    August 25, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Catsup @ Collinsville

    It’s late on a Friday night and I’m reading the newspaper comics. I noticed one comic used the word “catsup.” Oh, come on. Catsup? It’s ketchup people. And if you are using the word catsup, do you have to pronounce the “s”?

    I thought I would update you on how it’s been going on my second week at my new job.

    B. O. R. I. N. G.

    I spend all day doing data entry.

    Yes, data entry.

    This is beyond troubling. I had no clue it would be like this and I’m not sure what to do. In fact, I actually miss customer service.

    Things would be a tad better if I had people to talk to, but I sit by the quiet people who wear headphones all day. What the hell is that???

    And the only other person near me that I can talk to swears and sounds angry all the time. So, I’m not sure I want to even get near conversing with this person.

    On an entirely different note, I’m making pizza right now that smells like hot dogs. Is that as gross as I think it sounds?

  6. The Ups and Downs of Unemployment

    June 30, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Alright, so I know I’ve been a bad blogger. Rule # 1 for the Blogosphere is to not drop off the face of the planet without notice.

    And this week has been one hell of a roller coaster.

    Just yesterday I prepared in my head and extremely cynical posts about how much I hate being unemployed and how I’ll probably never work again.

    And on top of that, on my way home yesterday I realized that the unemployment department sent me yet another form to respond to and how I need to report my activities since being unemployed. Basically, they just wanted me to give over a quart of blood and promise my future first born child.

    So, yesterday, my mood was like this:


    This is me yesterday.


    And I woke up so stressed and freaking out. I wanted to just to pout, cry and throw a fit.  I also worried a lot too. I kept worrying that I would have to pay back my unemployment checks for some reason and maybe I’d be put in jail…

    Meanwhile my mom kept trying to convince me that I have nothing to worry about and that I had done nothing wrong.

    But still.

    I wondered.

    Prisoner 625385 Mugshot

    My worst fear – me behind bars. Except I hope I pose this well for my mug shot.

    And so with all of that going through my mind, I did the deed

    I called the unemployment department and expected to get this person on the phone, of course —


    Cave troll as corporate bully

    The person from the unemployment department (well, what I expected).

    And when I called, the issue wasn’t so bad after all.

    I was shocked! I was on the phone less than a half hour (much better than the last time).  And the overall experience was pleasant. I’m actually not in fear anymore.

    Now, about the job prospects.

    I have an interview on Monday! I’m really excited. The last job I talked about didn’t pan out, tragically (no, no interesting post for that one…sigh)  And I feel like the interview I have Monday will turn into…gasp…an actual job.

    So this week was a major roller coaster for me, as you can tell. My ups and downs. And now I feel like this –

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    Yay! Happy!

    And also, like this –

    mishima:alguna cosa em diu que sí

    I need a nap.

    Have a great weekend everyone! And next week I’ll be back posting on Tuesday and Thursday as usual! Also, let me know how things are going in your lives as well, I want to know!