Jul 11 2012
Like the majority of the country, chances are you’re reading this after rolling out of bed after 10am, watching Sportscenter, and eating breakfast with a lap top in front of you. While that sounds like a bomb set-up for most people, it sucks when you realize you’re doing it because you have nowhere else you have to be, say, like work?
While being unemployed brings its own benefits, we’re in the majority that collecting a paycheck every couple weeks is a better move than running up credit card bills or over drafting your account.
It’s great to travel, take some time to clear your head, and enjoy the sunny days that other suckers miss while they’re stuck in an office, but at some point, reality sets in, panic ensues, and you’re desperate to find something. Once that happens, these are the things that can drive your insane.
Always Checking Your Email
We remember growing up seeing our parents always around their computers and phones doing work, thinking, “We really hope that’s not us someday.” Problem is, when you’re unemployed, checking your gmail every 15 minutes is all you have to hold onto. It’s the only place you can contact anyone. While it completely sucks copying and pasting the same email 25 times, wondering if all the work will pay off to hear a peep from just one employer, you’ve got no other choice bud.
It might sound easy, but saying you’re sticking to a budget and actually doing it are two completely different things. Take the summer for instance. How tough is it to turn down an all-day cookout around a buddy’s pool that seems harmless until you realize you dropped $20 on food and beer, and are now in the precarious position of everyone wanting to hit the bars all night. Are you really going to have the resolve to turn them down?
Once the honeymoon phase wears off, you’ll quickly realize all those buddies you pranked the first couple weeks of sitting around as they were in an office, aren’t answering your calls anymore. You’re now stuck sitting in your apartment, with no one to talk to, and actually finding yourself missing that annoying coworker of yours. Not even heading to a coffee shop can help with your paranoia, since you’ll be spending money you know you don’t have.
When you actually get yourself out of the house, no matter where you are, it seems to weigh on your mind that you’re just flooding your bank account, not knowing when you’ll see anything put back into it. What’s worse than that? When the girl you’ve always seen around your place actually approaching you, wanting to chat you up. You can hold your own with flirting and jokes, but once she asks what you do for a living, and you say you’re unemployed, it’s sayonara dude.
Nowhere to Look
Even if you plan on taking the next week doing nothing but applying to jobs, there’s only so much you can do when acutally searching for those gigs. It’s all about timing, and unfortunately, this week while you browse CareerBuilder, Craigslist, and Linkedin, the damn companies aren’t cooperating posting new crap. Your weeklong task just lasted three days, ending with you watching porn and doing P90X way too long.
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