Today I was dropping off my tax return in the mail at the post office, when one of my coworkers from my last job saw me. He was pissed off I did not write him back. Here is an excerpt of my response and his reply.
Sorry, I did not write you back. However I have been laying low for a while, not going to invites and avoiding people recently because I do not want to bring up I am still unemployed. It actually is sort of embarrassing, [the company] was the third job I had in three years. The only pro I can see is that I am not doing the daily grind that we spoke about at our last days at [the company]. But I am the last employee who is still looking for work.
Dick, you don’t need to be embarrassed, happens to most people at some point.
when [the company] broke the news to me i took an offer at [another company] and stopped looking for jobs, a month later they told me they couldn’t hire me, then for 2 months i couldn’t find ANYTHING. i was so depressed, i didn’t leave my apartment for a week (honestly, a full week). ate like a slob, no gym, didn’t talk to people on the phone, it was a dark time
i thought that all i wanted was a job and it would make everything better. starting working at [this company], and 4 months later im back in a rut where i hate life since im sitting at a desk 11 hours a day wasting my life in front of a computer. now i almost wish i was unemployeed but doing active things during the day.
the grass is always greener.
i know you have been looking longer then i have, i guess what im trying to say is that getting some stupid 9-5 (or 7-6) office job isn’t going to make you happy. you’re surviving and that’s all that matters.
you’re a smart guy, if you can gather the motivation you should really try and pursue something on your own rather then working for the man.