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5 Months of Unemployment: What I've Learned

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5 Months of Unemployment: What I've Learned

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I was "let go" from a job back in January. Granted, the job was ridiculous and the environment was awful, it was a job and I had an income. Now, I am still unemployed and living off of the government. I'm that person who's "lazy" that those right wingers warned you about.  In the past five months, I have had three interviews--none of which have obviously panned out. When you apply to (minimally) five jobs a day, you expect to get more interviews. However, the economy is shitty, so there are a lot of us looking--A LOT.

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Thoughts on Unemployment

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Thoughts on Unemployment

I've been unemployed since early January. I'm receiving Unemployment benefits and have recently applied for Food Stamps. I practice yoga every day. It all doesn't sound so bad, but life is becoming pretty isolating.  I'm a very social person. I'm lucky I have roommates, or else I probably wouldn't have human contact at all. You see, I have friends, but not many here in Chicago. Also, the people I know here have jobs, so it is usually me and my thoughts from 9-5. I'm craving friendships and relationships like never before. I need to be "outside" of myself.

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