In spite of these troubled times (and the vast repetition of certain threads concerning “I got fired” or “They released me” or “I quit my job”), I decided to create this thread for what (apparently) seems to be a growing pain among our ranks. :shake:
Hi, my name is Lantis, and I’m an unemployed fuck. Today, I achieve the milestone of being unemployed for one month, which I carry around with my OTHER milestones of 3, 4, 5…hell, I’m been unemployed for up to 6 months, no prob! Life seemed so promising when I graduated from college 4 years ago, then all of a sudden, my track record sorta went like this:
- Call center agent (I even had 2 stints in that shit)
- Front desk clerk in 2 different hotels
- Banquet attendant at another hotel
- Intern in the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (does this count as a job?)
- Coffee shop manager
- Social studies worker
Only during the call center job did I manage to get to a year’s worth of employment. The other jobs…not so much. Some didn’t even come close (I only lasted 2 weeks in my last job).
Sometimes, you sorta feel like your resume feels “thin”, and that every year that goes by, a thousand new competitors surge from whatever college you think of, and you sorta get lost in the shuffle. Hell, I know some people (like me) even resort to LYING in interviews just to get that job. Sometimes, you would just say “Yeah, even a job at Mickey D’s is looking pretty good right now!”, but then you think “Goddamn it, I didn’t bust my ass in school to end up flipping burgers with a bunch of illterate fucks who could probably not even tell you the alphabet correctly, struggling for the minimum wage”.
It gets probably 10000x frustrating when you KNOW you got skills that makes you automatically better than at least 60% of the guys who offer up for the better jobs, but for some reason, go unnoticed by the potential employers.
Oh, real life, how you smite me so. :sad:
And no, spending more time playing games or doing whatever stuff is NOT a good way to live, even if you’re financially supported. It can and WILL get boring after a while, believe me.
So, COME FORTH my unemployed brothers. Let us sulk in sorrow as society keeps pointing fingers at us for being social parasites.