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That’s me after hearing I was laid off.

In February of 2012, my company laid me off. I hadn’t even been at this place for a year yet. But it was my first job after graduating from college and it was pretty devastating. And yes, I even cried.

Four months later, I am still unemployed.

Scratch that, as of mid-August, 2012, I am finally employed.

And I decided…I still have more to say. I first started an anonymous blog so I could talk about my experiences getting laid off, going on interviews, looking for work, and everything else in between.

And I am continuing my blog to share my everyday experiences and continue sharing your unemployment stories, job search advice, and work experiences.

Tell me your story –  you can rant, you can rave, you can cry, you can boast, and you can even be anonymous about it. Click here to find out more details. So, kick up your heels (or loafers…or sneakers…or socks, I’m not judging), and pour yourself a cup of coffee, the adventures have just begun!

Signed, Lady (Un) Employed


  1. Jen says:

    I have something for you! It’s not a job recommendation or something 😉 But I hope this makes you smile. Just go to the link below.

  2. Timo says:

    Having recently been unepmloyed for a good six months, I can totally identify with this. My schedule was thrown hard by the lack of work structure. Half the time I didn’t even know what day it was. And yes, it always looks like more fun from the outside. I recommend finding somewhere to volunteer regularly before you turn into Betty Draper entirely!

    • No kidding right????? I am hoping to find SOMETHING soon. My blogging and social networking definitely has helped me though improve my writing skills and social networking skills for sure.

  3. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

  4. Rosann says:

    So nice to connect with you here. You have a lovely site and while I’m not single, I can certainly relate to the feelings of angst you’re going through. My husband and I both worked in the auto finance industry for years and were both laid off when the company decided the recession was scaring them and they no longer wanted a U.S. presence, so they closed their doors and let thousands go. Our ride with unemployment last 3 years. Anyway, I ended up writing a book about how to cope with the emotion of unemployment in the home and started an encouragement blog to go with it. In addition, I have a private community in Facebook for those needing encouragement and prayers to come together and support one another. If this is something you’re interested in being a part of, let me know. I have more information on my website too.

    Praying for employment to be right around the corner for you!


    • It’s actually really nice to see that someone else is blogging about this too! So many people seem to have their lives together online, so it’s nice to see someone with a little chaos too. 🙂 definitely checking out your site!

  5. Hi there!
    I recently moved from one state to another (for love) and even though I was offered a job out of college I declined to move somewhere with no connections! Unemployment sucks, no doubt about it, but one thing I can say, is never take for granted where you can get a job. I was waitressing (and hating it) and the table next to mine offered me a job, which I currently am working at 🙂 I’ve also been offered jobs at a wedding and a dance class, always put yourself out there!

    • Very true…I’m not quite there yet (the whole, I’ll take what I can get, stage). But I’m getting there. I’m planning on applying to the new bookstore opening up near my house. It opens around fall and that will be really good timing. Desperation will kick in. 😉

  6. This is overexaggurated. I live in Serbia, and the problems you’re facing are nothing compared to an economy that has 30% unemployment rate.

    Oh the fun times on the interviews…

  7. Marge says:

    So funny…lol, boy does my family know about being laid off, I need that crying baby….lol Enjoyable read.

  8. Mia ("Mee-yuh") says:

    Thank you for creating a haven for sharing-I’m unemployed despite the fact that I enjoy working, enjoy smiles, and routine that builds skills. My FACE (maybe) creates obstacles-especially with females, yet I can’t find a guy willing to date-even occasionally. I’m 49 this year, never married, no kids and my folks are becoming more frail. I don’t choose my battles wisely, because I was thought if a person remains truthful and diligent-people would naturally enjoy having me on their team-I’ve been sabotaged for unspoken reasons-despite going make up free-and feedback is that I’m some “threat” job wise or I “act fake” (??!!!) Nobody assists me to understand what the heck they are talking about. I’ve worked as a nurse most of my life and just want to care for folks, but it would be nice to be cared about?

  9. Peace says:

    Hi i read your story. I want to tell my story. I have been searching job for one year. Unfortunetaly, i did not find. I am from Turkey. Turkey has a big unemployment problem. All of young peoples can not find a job. Even though they graduate reputable university, they can not find it. Turkey has not a good situation for fresh graduates. Turkey economy is getting lose power everyday. When i was a student at University, i have a lots of hopes. However, They can not be happen:( It affects my mood. I have no resistance more:( My family, friends i dont want to meet none of them:( I want to give a little information about Turkey’s job part. If you don’t have any reference, you will not job. It is not important which university you graduate, experience. One thing is important that ”reference”. Turkish word ”torpil”. Especially i have so gloomy story, but i can not write for cry now…

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