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Old 02-22-2012, 10:26 PM
 
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In a recession, any job is better than no job at all. Some of you couldn't survive in a The Great Depression with this attitude.
I've been unemployed and am now underemployed. While I do get a paycheck, I'll tell you that the stress and depression that I get from my current long term contract job far beats any stress I had when I was unemployed. I barely get sleep nowadays, my memory is bad due to the stress, and there are days that I've actually cried about going back into work. Of course I CAN'T quit because then I'd be unemployed. However sometimes that sounds like a saving grace.

Just having a job doesn't mean your life is all better. I complain about my job to certain people, I don't do it on Facebook. And I kind of see where you're coming from because it can feel like a slap in the face for someone unemployed (again I've been there and felt like you), but when you're at a job you hate and the only reason you are there is because you can't find anything else, and it still pays peanuts, and the management is evil and treat you like dirt, and you're walking around with ailments that you can't afford to go to the doctor for due to your low pay (but high enough to not qualify you for any free or reduced cost programs) for which you can't afford insurance, all things aren't peachy keen either.

So if you look at it from the other side, maybe you'll have a little empathy for some of those people too.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:03 AM
 
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I understand what you're saying, OP. You ARE right. Makes me realize I should be glad I have a job, even when it's frustrating.
Wow, finally somebody who gets it. It's refreshing.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:05 AM
 
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I've been unemployed and am now underemployed. While I do get a paycheck, I'll tell you that the stress and depression that I get from my current long term contract job far beats any stress I had when I was unemployed. I barely get sleep nowadays, my memory is bad due to the stress, and there are days that I've actually cried about going back into work. Of course I CAN'T quit because then I'd be unemployed. However sometimes that sounds like a saving grace.

Just having a job doesn't mean your life is all better. I complain about my job to certain people, I don't do it on Facebook. And I kind of see where you're coming from because it can feel like a slap in the face for someone unemployed (again I've been there and felt like you), but when you're at a job you hate and the only reason you are there is because you can't find anything else, and it still pays peanuts, and the management is evil and treat you like dirt, and you're walking around with ailments that you can't afford to go to the doctor for due to your low pay (but high enough to not qualify you for any free or reduced cost programs) for which you can't afford insurance, all things aren't peachy keen either.

So if you look at it from the other side, maybe you'll have a little empathy for some of those people too.
No, I still don't. I don't look for anybody to hold my hand and give me sympathy for being unemployed and it's MUCH harder.

So yeah you can miss me with the sob story.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:08 AM
 
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I find it hilarious that most of you are probably the same people who do nothing but crap on unemployed all day about how they need to hush about hard it is being unemployed. I've lurked on this board for quite some time now and people have assumed everything about unemployed and why they don't have a job. I've only received maybe a 2 actual intelligent or decent responses and the rest were off topic personal attacks. Truth hurts...
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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In a recession, any job is better than no job at all. Some of you couldn't survive in a The Great Depression with this attitude.
Why?

I certainly do empathize with you. It's like when I had a miscarriage and I had a pregnant 15 year-old in my class at the time and saw babies everywhere I went. It sucks.

But why should I be grateful for a job where my mental and physical health suffers-anxiety, depression, migraines, exhaustion, etc.? That's like saying any relationship is better than none. Just as I didn't stay in an abusive job, I wouldn't stay in an abusive marriage.

I do wish you luck and hope you find something that will help you feel useful and important.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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How about stop wasting your time on here and use it to look for a job? Just an idea.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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...Just having a job doesn't mean your life is all better. I complain about my job to certain people, I don't do it on Facebook. And I kind of see where you're coming from because it can feel like a slap in the face for someone unemployed (again I've been there and felt like you), but when you're at a job you hate and the only reason you are there is because you can't find anything else, and it still pays peanuts, and the management is evil and treat you like dirt, and you're walking around with ailments that you can't afford to go to the doctor for due to your low pay (but high enough to not qualify you for any free or reduced cost programs) for which you can't afford insurance, all things aren't peachy keen either.

So if you look at it from the other side, maybe you'll have a little empathy for some of those people too.
You just described millions of people who deserve our understanding and empathy as well. This is almost a worse position to be in than being unemployed (at least while getting unemployment benefits). Talk about feeling stuck. Feeling so beaten down that you have no time or energy to even look for something better. My thoughts are with you as well.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I hate my job. Am absolutely miserable sitting here right now. But I'd never go on Facebook and complain about it because 1) you never know who may be reading and 2) I was once unemployed and I remember when I was dying ot get any job. As much as this job sucks, it is paying the bills and I do remind myself of that.

Being without a job was 10x worse and I'll never forget that.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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BBC I totally get you! I mean it's ok to say every once in a while " I've had a crappy day at work", but to constantly whine and complain...well it gets old.
I am very blessed to have a job that I love. I get paid a very good salary, work with great people, the drive is a beautiful one (my office is out in the country, how cool is THAT?!) and I am not working "slave labor". I think, generally, in this country, people like to complain and whine about the most mundane things. Sheesh, I'm happy to be alive after a massive stroke last year and STILL have the ability to use my brain to work and provide for my family.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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I supposed if OP had friends that were happily discussing their huge bonus that allowed them to buy a boat, or their big raise or the fact that their company is sending them to Vegas for training and they have time to hit the casinos each night.....I bet OP would be complaining about those braggers because OP is unemployed and they should desensitize their discussions to not hurt OP's feelings.

OP stated he/she has no empathy toward other people's work situation, but is expecting empathy back. Not a very good friend to have with the attitude of "poor me and forget about everyone else".
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