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so whats on your mind.. why so depressed? is it simply because you cant get a job? is that it?…
We all go through the same stuff.
You are not the only one.
Will it help to know I’m feeling that way too?
i ride in the same boat as well currently, but i’m going to take esosi2’s advice and try harder, and honestly, prayer alwyays helps. Try meditation and some light yoga…it has helped get me through this rough period mostly intact :)
i can’t find a job wutsoever and they won’t accept me in the military.nobody will give me a chance because i have to wear ripped jeans and worn out shoes,plus i can’t even afford a hair-cut.people tell me to start my own business,but with what money and with what merchandise or service?i’ve even had a couple of people tell me i should just kill myself and i even thought about that,but gained my sense back.i feel so depressed i don’t want to get out of bed and i pray day and night for a miracle to come,but i lose all hope when someone says “We Can’t Hire You”.What’s wrong with me and what can i do?
I understand my friend. I’m in the same position and I have 3 children under the age of 5. Don’t give up you can always start promoting products online. I have a new course that is doing good up to now if you want I can send you a copy of my book when I’m done with it it may help. Let me know I will email it to you.
Listen to stevenuguay. I am seriously under employed. I might get 7 or 8 days a month and sometimes they even cancel those days due to lack of work. It is sooo hard to find anything right now. But it might be worth looking online to see about some marketing for websites. There really are a variety of opportunities in that vein. Keep us posted.
Not sure if you are still checking this post, but wanted to comment. I got on this page because I, too, am depressed about the job market and the lack of opportunities out there. I am probably completely different from you, but we do have something in common. I want to encourage you to talk with people you know about your situation. Sometimes we are ashamed of what’s going on and we don’t want others to know. Networking with others is very important. Each of our lives are affected by our own actions as well as things we have no control over. It is important to look at the things we can change. If you think your appearance is keeping you from having a good interview, there are places in every town where you can get some nice clothes - it may be through a church or organization, but they are out there. I am sure of one thing only. That we have a God who loves us and wants us to have a relationship with him. Although I don’t believe God causes heartaches or problems, I do believe he is waiting for us to turn to him. It really is the only place where we can get relief from feeling alone. God may not miraculously solve your problems, but he has can offer you peace while going through all this. It’s not easy, because we all have ideas of what our life should be like. When that doesn’t happen, it’s easy to begin feeling down / depressed. I hope you will visit with a Christian pastor or friend and share with them what is going on. And talk to God. He really does know you and what you are going through.
I hope for the very best for you.
I am depressed as well, I need a job, please keep me in your prayers, I need to meet my financial obligations. Good luck to all of you too. Good bless you.
got laid off february 2009. can’t find a job. my wife is the bread winner now and she’s not making enough to pay the bills for long. i have a very part time job (1 to 2 days a month) where i am considered the “weakest link” for reasons i’m not aware of. i saw an email from one manager to another laying on the desk about it…not sure why they think that. i come to work when i’m supposed to, i do the job and i do it well, i don’t complain and i like it there. what the heck is the problem? why do i suck so bad? i pray every night that this rut we’re in will pass. i’ve applied at and contacted very many places but because i am considered over qualified i am not being hired anywhere and there are NO jobs in the architecture world (my field) in our area. the only thing keeping me sane is knowing God is there above watching over us.
The gap between the haves and have nots continues to widen. Very sad and depressing when you can’t find any jobs that pay a LIVING wage, not crap garbage insulting wages that are less than they were 10 years ago and aren’t enough to pay the bills on even a shoe string budget. Try starting a business, that’s also a load of crap, you need permits and licenses and fees for this and that, the governments has done a great job of keeping poor people from starting a business with all the upfront regulatory fees and hoops you have to jump through. I think I’ll just buy a lottery ticket or jump off a bridge.
man ..do i feel the pain of not being able to support your family. It hurts like hell and that’s on a good day. I don’t have any answers,if anything only questions.I’m not lazy…i’m not an idiot…but, i’m not an asskisser either,but i will do my job and make sure the companies customer is happy with the product or service of whatever i represent. I just can’t find a job that will allow me to pay my bills. It makes a man feel less than himself.
lord help us all amen!!
I am in the same boat as all of you, have not worked in almost two years, the economy is starting to pick up here but it’s still not good. I feel for all of you,and I also BELIEVE in all of you, I know we can get our lives back on track… good luck to us all, hang in there!
I’ve been in the search for a job for YEARS now, I have a master’s and i’m world travelled, and tons of experience. However, I”m hanging in there, its not in my karma yet to get these half-*** jobs. I will get THE job. I meditate, stay positive and tell ppl. my story. Hang in there guys, we will get there One Day.
Having a teaching degree sucks! YOu can’t get a job! What I’m doing now is part time tutoring students afterschool, it doesn’t pay enough! Whatever you do never encourage anyone to take teaching as a profession!
i am a college student my parents got Divorced and my dad left the country .
i have a 9 year old sister i take care with my mom , my smaller brother is an addict.
i don’t have a job im so depressed that i cant help my mom financially.
god please help me get a job so i can help her and make life easier on them.
Just relax and keep trying, your not a loser; loads of people in the world don’t have a job and are probably much worse off than you. Do some volunteering work for something your good at, they might see your potential and offer you a job. And get some support from your parents, siblings, rest of your family and friends etc . . .
It’s tough for everyone. I have 10+yrs experience in my field, went back to college for an MBA after getting laid off in 2008. Have been doing some (few and far between )consulting work while dipping into my ever-waning grandpop inheritance to keep the mortgage paid. I’m down to eating once a day and gave my pets away to cut costs. I started a second grad degree to put my MBA loans back into deferment since I have no job to pay for them and don’t want to ruin my future credit by defaulting. I will have to sell my house and become homeless if I do not find a job by Spring 2012. You would think with 10yrs experience in my field, 2 graduate degrees with honors, volunteer and consulting work in my field that a company might be interested but it just isn’t happening. I research companies I apply to, reach out through my network, work with recruites and independently, come prepared to interviews with a knowledge of current challenges companies face and solution suggestions, follow up every round with thank you notes, follow every bit of advice out there and still - nothing. Out of full-time work for 3.5 years now I empathize with the frustrations and depression expressed here. I wish I had the answer. I would use it myself to get employed and then share it with the other 9.2% unemployed (16.4% if you account for the under-employed and those who have just given up completely).
Lets riot. Who’s with me?
I’m in the same boat as everyone else here -I am unemployed!!!! I’ve been officially out of a “permanent” job since 2006 when I got laid -Off. Since, I’ve worked “temporarily”, when I can find work. At this present time, I ran out of “unemployment insurance money”, because I collected 1 1/2 years and was told that I finished all my benefits. I don’t have hardly any food to eat, I am single and don’t have any family to help me. I only have friends but I am too ashamed to ask for help plus I couldn’t repay them if I borrowed money from them. I feel desperate and maybe I’m better off dead. Who knows? The hardest part of finding a job is when and if you’re lucky to find a vacancy then the problem is “getting hired”! The competition is fierce due to the recession and its getting tougher. I wish I was already old and retired on social security. I know it doesn’t pay much but at least its an income that I don’t have right now. Other than what I’ve read here of others in a similar situation like me, nobody else seems to have the same problems as we do. All my friends have jobs, houses, bank accounts - they are not rich but they have financial security. Why can’t I have those things too? I wish I could get my life back. I pray but nothing good happens and nothing changes for the better. It is very discouraging to have this type of life of a day by day existence.
I offer these suggestions to help ease the monotony and extend you network in hopes of finding a job.
Figuring I’d be in debt one way or another, I returned to college on gov loans. These loans covered tuition, books and some living expenses along with taking on a roommate to cover 1/2 the rent and utilities. Yes, I’m $40k in debt but the additional education is at least getting me considered/interviewed for more jobs.
If you return to school, you become eligible for internships. Many of these are paying (usually under $20/hr but it’s still cash). This also allows you to network within a company and demonstrate you skills / value to the firm. Often, interns are hired post-graduation. I am finishing an internship now with a tech firm and a full time opportunity looks promising.
Volunteer: right now, I work with the voter ID coalition since my state has changed the laws making it difficult to vote. Also, I work with the Red Cross and one of the local chambers of commerce. This way, I meet lots of people who see my skills in action and ocassionaly I get a call when there’s a job opening. They also give me a reference and pass my resume on the inside so I always get through the system to a real person. Added bonus - you give back to the community.
I understand the stress you’re under and all this may look impossible from rock bottom but if you just start doing one thing to get out of the house and be around a few people, you also start to feel a little better. I wish you the best and don’t stop trying!
The only way out of poverty is suicide I,m planning to take pills and drink drown in the local pool There is nothing out there I,m an ex nurse and long term carer When my mother died I only had a track suit and slippers to wear Where is so called God in all this He,s busy looking after criminals and race hate people I notice that Abu Hamza has clothes to wear
I’m a 51 year old women ! I’m not an idiot I’m a hard working women that has alway susported me and my daughter ! I did finialy get marry to the one true love of my life we were together for 28 years till he took his life in 2005 ! Ever sence then my life has been nothing but hell ! I lost my job in 2010 but before that I started drinking to kill the pain of the lost ! Every job that I have held was for 15 years or longer ! I just don’t get why no one will hire me ? I have learn that it all about the resume ! What ever happened to just a interview and the soul judement of the employer ! Why why why the seconed interview ? ?? Is it because I’m not in my thrithy ?
I need a job I feel so upset.i had a interview and they said they would call frifay aroynd 5 but I dont know am the only one that can work in my family no money soon no place.to live.amd no christmas.i.feel like a loser
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