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(Time)   Unemployment is bad for your health   ( divider line
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6042 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2012 at 9:38 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-25 10:39:05 PM  
2 votes:

Unemployment is Hard on the Heart, and the Harm May Add Up
By Laura Blue and Ric Romero

2012-11-25 09:44:26 PM  
2 votes:
At least it's not in Greenland.
Don't want to go back to that.
2012-11-26 11:05:26 AM  
1 vote:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...

...until eventually it actually does kill you.
2012-11-25 11:22:25 PM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: hundreddollarman: But after that, you start worrying you'll go batshiat insane because then you start worrying about money. Like constant, overwhelming dread about money

Yep. It's hard to sleep well knowing you may be evicted in the AM.

hundreddollarman: You start thinking of yourself as an outcast. You avoid your friends because you feel like they pity you or are judging you for being unemployed.

I have friends who DO judge me when I'm unemployed. Good friends. They suddenly hate me or something.

hundreddollarman: And you get frustrated when it feels like your job-search efforts seem to be going nowhere

God that can be the worst. It's hard not to get discouraged when you send out ten resumes a day, every day for weeks, and never even get a phone call in return. The only jobs I've gotten in a decade worth spit I got because of people I knew. Sending out resumes for jobs feels exactly the same as dumping them out the window.


Doing the resume thingy right now, and that pisses me off NO END. Long lists of people claiming they're looking for workers or whatever...and you can't even get an autoresponder saying they got your resume? WTF? Not even a "we got your resume but won't be calling you back unless we're interested"??

Then these same bosses are harping on about how arrogant or entitled job seekers act sometimes. Well, when employers attitude is "We're not really hiring, we're just gathering a 'pool' of potential employees and we'll call you someday if anything opens up" what did you expect? Imagine if my attitude was "I'm not really looking for work, I'm just gathering a pool of offers, and I'll call you someday if I feel like working. Keep the offer open, though." You'd be pissy too.

/sorry, rant off.
2012-11-25 10:44:05 PM  
1 vote:

Mangoose: It's not being unemployed that's bad for your health, it's having to by cheap, shiatty food and all that time to drink during the morning that's bad for your health.

I, uh... I think I may have been unemployed for the last 6 years, despite showing up for work and collecting a paycheck
2012-11-25 10:26:08 PM  
1 vote:
Why even publish this article? You might as well say, 'Shiat happens, deal with it.'

Here's my own study: Scientists confirmed that the older you get the higher your chance of dying. There's been no exact cause for this phenomenon, but they say it may be because of a lack of oxygen supplied to your heart or brain. We just don't know. More studies are needed.

These articles do not inform anyone of anything they don't already now and only serve to scare people.
2012-11-25 10:22:34 PM  
1 vote:
The last time I was unemployed I spent 4 straight months drinking, wanking and laying in the hammock all day.

I'm surprised I lived through it at all.
2012-11-25 10:16:30 PM  
1 vote:
Wait, is this going to be one of those things like eggs or cell phones that are bad for you then not bad for you then bad for you again?
2012-11-25 09:40:44 PM  
1 vote:
In breaking news, being poor sucks.
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