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Old 01-01-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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It's increasingly motivating me to get a job
So the reason you haven't been able to get a job in a year is simply a lack of motivation?

Not because you are 8 kinds of crazy?
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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I've been talking about this to my parents. It's gone beyond just the economy or getting a job, it's like a personal thing. Not being able to find work has worn me down psychologically. It's like teasing a dog or lion with a piece of steak. Keep teasing it and when you put your hand in the cage he's gonna bite your hand off. Joe Carbone from PTE mentioned it on PBS. Long term unemployment damages your mind.
The hate is manifesting! Who do you blame it on? Illegal Mexican immigrants? H1B Indians? Corrupt and self serving politicians and the government? Greedy and exploitative corporations?

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I have never had my self-esteem crushed as much as I have with job searching in the past 10 months. Denial after denial has given me massive feelings of inferiority. The world of good careers feels like some exclusive club that I have been denied from. I feel that I'm not smart enough, not good looking enough, not worth anything to society.

As a result, I've become increasingly motivated to succeed. I feel that I need to prove my worth to the world. I am confident that I will some day get into this club that has rejected me thus far. When I do, I think that my deep-seeded feelings of inferiority that have been planted by job searching will manifest themselves in radical ways.

I can see myself developing an arrogant stride, flaunting my position of power, looking down on people who aren't as successful as me. I will get an ego boost from being on the opposite side of the table in an interview, get a big thrill from denying the desperate job seekers who are trying to kiss my ass. I will get ahead the same way that everyone else does: by knowing how to say the right things at the right time to the right people. It's really just one big game. The system does not reward honesty.

This is going to a big change in my psychology. Does it sound weird to you? I don't think it is. I see most people as motivated by an underlying need to prove themselves to the world.
How much longer can you hold out? What happens if you don't ever find a job? How else will your hate and psychopathy manifest and develop?
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Hmm, troll or not? Hmm, going with troll post. Slow days on CD bring out the worst.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Post #17 is the best post of the day!
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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Well, you can help people and many will still think youre just bragging and putting people down.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:25 AM
 
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Mostly on employers screwing around.
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