Post # 1
Are any off the bees here hanging out in their own hive everday?
I have been unemployed since Oct. and im feeling really bad about it.
Mr3m told me to just sit back and relax, maybe work out and go back to school but i am feeling really insecure about everything because even though I bring in income by unemployment, i dont feel like I am worth much.
Any other bees feelin me?
Post # 3
I found a job in June, but I was unemployed from March-June so I know what you mean! I felt really low and lost a lot of motivation because of it. Keep your chin up- now that I have a job I still don’t make as much as my old job, and this job hasn’t “solved” my feeling low, I had to work on realizing my self worth in general, not tying it to a job or salary. Something PERFECT will come along for you!
Post # 4
I have a part-time job, but I am stressing about graduating and looking for a full-time job. Both FSIL and FBIL just graduated (FBIL with his Master’s, FSIL with a BS) and neither can find jobs. It’s such a terrible market out there. Feel better, and know that you’re certainly not alone!
Post # 5
Yup! I’ve been looking since I got out of school.
Most of the jobs in what I would be interested in seem to require a massive amount of experience. 🙁
Post # 6
I work freelance and haven’t had a job since Nov so yes, I’m basically unemployed. I find whilst I do wedding stuff I don’t get the itch – it’s when I don’t do wedding stuff and get bored that I start feeling bad. Almost like planning my wedding is justification for not working….
Post # 7
I’m in grad school, so I haven’t brought in any income since August. I love my program, but I hate being constantly worried about money (and living on loans…GAH!). I’m just starting a part-time job in my field, that will help with the money, but now I’m starting to be worried about being in school full-time + working part-time and going straight-up crazy.
I got laid-off in November ’08, and then I collected unemployment and temped for a few months until I got hired in June, so I know how that feels. At first right after I got laid-off, I thought it was going to be great, I was gonna sit around and watch Maury and eat Cheetos.
I did that for one day and I was BORED.
Anyway, bottom-line, sister, you are not alone. The economy is lousy (duh), and the thing that always hurts the most and takes the longest to come back are the jobs. It’s really easy to start believing that you lost your job and/or can’t find a new one because you’re not important or good at what you’re doing, but the fact is, people from all fields and levels of ability are losing their jobs, and almost no one is finding a new one, because the jobs aren’t there. Remember that. You are probably fabulous at what you do. It is not you. It is the situation we are all in.
Unless you stole or got drunk at work, then it probably is you.
Post # 8
I wasn’t working for my last year of school but I graduated in December and started sending out resumes around October for potenital jobs. I’m with you, I feel low. Even a part-time job would be nice but the market is so terrible it’s hard to get in anywhere. FI tries to keep my spirits up, tells me we are fine with money and knows that I’m doing all I can to find something, anything really. He tells me that wedding planning is an insane job in itself and running the household (cleaning, cooking, taking care of the animals, etc) is a contribution. It doesn’t really do much for me, I still feel pretty pathetic, like I’m not really contributing, I know there are more important contributions to our lives together than money, it would just be nice. I feel ya, it’s really good to know I’m not alone.
Post # 9
I’ve been looking for work since August, so I completely understand. I’m currently looking for freelance work or a job where they may not mind if I have to telecommute or work from home for a while. Plus, most of the joss I find in my field require 5+ years of experience, so I’m applying to anything and everything.
Post # 10
I’m employed… and hating my job. And therefore my life. Ha.
Post # 11
Me. I investigated car accidents and liability claims for a major car insurance company for almost five years, and then got accepted to nursing school so I left. Well I chickened out about going back to school so once we moved where we are now, I got a position as the Dir. of Marketing for a new company here. I hated it. I reapplied to nursing school, left my job one day on lunch and never came back. Not a great way to leave a job, but it was so empowering. I tried the part time thing but it was awful. So FI told me to just focus on school and he would take care of the rest. I’m lucky that he has agreed to do everything he has, it has really helped me stay focused on school, and now wedding planning!
Post # 12
I’m basically unemployed yeah. Last semester I was taking 4 classes which kept me really busy but this semseter I’m only in 2 so I will be deathly bored. I’m trying to find a job but it’s not like there is much available for me.
Post # 13
I’m in undergrad and quit my part time job last April because the boss was getting all psycho and following me/watching me on the cameras constantly. Now I clean people’s houses and try to get freelancing jobs for money. I’m meeting with an editor from a local paper tomorrow to discuss my options. 🙂 It won’t be easy, but I’m not afraid to work my butt off.
Post # 14
I’ve been unemployed since the summer but have been working a freelance project since Oct (which unfortuantely is ending soon). Then I’ll be back to square one. It’s frustrating but I have been fortunate enough to have some interviews during this time. It’s nice to know there are others out there – here’s to us all getting some good news soon!! 🙂
Post # 15
DH is officially unemployed, yet in the reserves.
He’s looking for a job and he has an engineering degree, so I think he’s luckier than most in that aspect. He needs one by June so I can go back to school full-time, finish off my prerequisites, and apply to PA school next June.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
I’m working 4 days a week in a contract position, but looking for full-time, permanent employment. It’s hard not to get discouraged when I have so many student loan bills piling up, but I know my situation could be a lot worse. It is a tough economy out there, so we all just need to hang in there and find other things that we can do to keep our confidence up.