Difficulties of a jobless person
Difficulties of a jobless person

“Hopelessness is a feeling. It’s not a fact.” ~Anohni

If you thought being jobless was enough of a problem to handle for the jobless person, you are wrong! There are hundred other things to bother about while one is still jobless. Why? For one reason, joblessness rhymes with hopelessness. Secondly, unemployment always comes with it’s entourage.

Here is some of the difficulties that you might relate to if you are quite (jobless) like me:

Lack of sleep and plenty of sleep time!

1. Insomnia – this one is so stubborn, it’s like your best friend from school that you didn’t choose! You try sleeping through those dark cold nights, only the more you try the more you fail.

Worry, worry and worry some more!

2. Anxiety – these are your thoughts and worries that that gives you company but not the pleasant kind. You think about all kinds of things- where my life is, where it’s going, how will I do this and that.

My fault!

3. Self doubt – this one is pure evil and the worst of all. Self loathing does more harm than any other aspect of this jobless situation. Whatever you do, don’t give in to the thoughts such as ‘you’re not good enough’, ‘it’s all your fault’, ‘you’re incapable,insufficient,unskilled,unworthy’.

I’m tired all the time!

4. Depression – every jobless person will go through a phase of (hopefully)mild or severe depression. I usually feel depressed between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. That’s when we need to snack on some delicious savoury delights!

social anxiety
I feel those eyes on me!

5. Social anxiety – this is the reason we avoid social gathering or going out in public when not absolutely necessary. It troubles the unemployed to a great extent when they have to reply to queries like; what is going on with your life, did you get a job(red alert), how was the interview, plans?!

                             When one thing goes wrong, things start to escalate. I don’t want to sound negative, but that is usually how life goes. Joblessness is not easy to handle with all the stress and anxiety of it. One thing does help even in such hopeless circumstances. And that is believing in yourself! 

“When it’s all said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terriblefeeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.” ~Paula Deen

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44 thoughts on “Top Five Difficulties of a Jobless Person

    1. Yes, joblessness has become the biggest inspiration for me to blog. And I have had my share of job dissatisfaction, I know how inspirational that can be too!
      Jokes apart, I was really glad (even excited) to stumble upon your blog. It is interesting and something I can relate to some level if not all. I’ll be cheering you right back. Thanks for the support.

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  1. Being unemployed a few times I can tell you the #1 problem when being unemployed is being use to it. It’s too easy to accept nothing will happen today and just live another day not working. That’s what I did. You know you have to make looking for a job it’s own job. And volunteer someplace for some networking and resume material. If I can help you let me know. And good luck!

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  2. I went through years of disappointing my parents through my failed careers. Now my wife is struggling with the unemployment called retirement, which I will soon attain also. During one bad patch, after my divorce from my first wife, my children worried about me. I just hung in and waited on God to change things. Finally he did and now I plan on finding ways to make myself useful in retirement (and having fun) instead of doing like many, being depressed until I die. I agree, though, unemployment and underemployment tries to assault your confidence.

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  3. I’ve experienced all of this over a decade and came to a point of acceptance that if anyone’s going to give me a job, it’s going to be me. So I gave myself the jobs of dog-carer and blogger. In springtime, I will add gardener to that list. I’ve had to work extra-hard at maintaining a healthy lifestyle to avoid insomnia, depression and anxiety. When I start over-thinking, I go for a walk or read a book. I never quite came to an acceptance of spending almost all my time alone, so that’s why I’m happy to have a dog which is a better companion than alcohol and most people.

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  4. This post reminds me something called FOMO aka Fear of Missing Out. Many of my friends spend a lot on weekends just to show the “Social media” that they are also enjoying the hangouts and having fun. I feel this is too hollow to digest. Instead on weekends, I used to read a lot, went to library and even played with gully cricket team. Phenomenal !

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  5. Some of this sounds what it feels like to be retired!!!!! Haha!!!!!
    I found I have to create things to do, events to hang my life on and to create purpose, to socialize……or I am lost.
    Blogging is just one of those things…..

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  6. Keep your chin up. Many of us have been in the same boat and it will get better.

    I don’t know what you do, day to day, so I’m sorry if this is unneeded advice. Do try to do some volunteering in an organisation so that you can put it on your CV as evidence that you can work in a team with a variety of people.

    I think most employers want workers who can get along with other people and who can cope with changes such as new managers coming in with a different style. The longer you stay with an organisation, the more you can demonstrate that you can adapt to changes in staff, duties etc …

    So any time with a group is useful. Just don’t let them take advantage of you. Working for free for an organisation that could be paying you gets tired over time. Working for free for an organisation that can’t pay anyone is better in my opinion.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind advice. I really appreciate you for taking the time out and putting such an effort. I really liked what you said about not letting an organization take advantage. I’ll definitely keep your advice in mind and just so you know this is not at all unneeded advice. Thanks again ☺

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      1. oh no, I tend to be very negative about stuff, I have lots of lear and I give in to pressure just like that, but then I think what’s the point? This is life, deal with it. And I move on ahah

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  7. unemployment is bad for mental, physical, social and all kinds of health. we must convince ourselves we are worth a good job that pays good money. there are many jobs that do not pay enough and it is a question of education and skills but also discrimination. so i sympathize with anyone struggling to make it.

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  8. You do make ‘being jobless’ also a good thing to look forward too. You are really good at this. There are not enough likes I can shower (if love or a heart was an option, I’d click that too) this blog with. I really can’t say how much I relate to so many things written here on your blog – and the fact that we are both teachers too… maybe of different kinds but in the same line

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    1. I’m grateful to you for the love and appreciation. I can not thank you enough. This makes me feel very positive about my work on this blog. I just hope I can keep on bringing new and better content that is worthy of all the expectations and appreciation. ❤

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