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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!


  1. Frankie says:

    Good Luck on the Interview Lady Unemployed!!!

  2. Kristen says:

    Good luck! I keep hoping to hear great news soon!

  3. Lady J says:

    I think you are my current unemployment soulmate: It’s like a vacation, except it’s not fun and I’m broke.

    I left a job (I had to) in late 2011 and have been riding the unemployment roller coaster ever since, full of freelancing and creepy job interviews. Good luck on your interview on Monday!

    You had me at, ” It’s like a vacation, except it’s not fun and I’m broke.”

  4. Lee Anne says:

    As a fellow unemployee (well, technically, I’m disabled, but who’s counting?) I ride those emotional rollercoasters almost daily. Procrastination has gotten much worse. But my house is cleaner than it ever was! Silver Linings….siiilver linings! How did the interview go?

    • Ugh the interview went okay! But I haven’t heard from them in two weeks! 🙂 Good for you for cleaning! I’m a messy person, so that is definitely NOT my first instinct. 😉

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