Five years ago last week, I went from the working world to being unemployed. I wouldn’t wish unemployment on anyone…it’s been a rough journey, and at times, I feel like hiding from the world. I don’t know how I have survived this long not having full-time employment, but I have and continue to do so. … More Filling in the Gap: What Five Years of Unemployment Has Taught Me
If I didn’t know about what I’m going to tell you today, please forgive me. I was too busy with my volunteer obligations, trying to network with people, and sending feelers around town so that I can be one of you again…employed. I learned that my unemployment benefit has been whacked. After 16 … More “Today, I Am A Bum”
Yesterday, I received a heartfelt comment that was posted to the homeless and unemployed blog I wrote (“Unemployed and Homeless…in a new light”) on May 20, 2010. I suggest you read the latest comment. This subject has touched a nerve in a large number of people who are fighting to survive in this rough time. … More Unemployed, do not apply…
What is the one, or few, things you can’t afford to part with? That worn out comfy couch? That brand-spanking new CD/DVD burner? What about your home, furniture, bed, everything? Being unemployed forces you to sit down and figure out what can you sacrifice and prioritize your needs and wants. U.S. News and World Report, … More Unemployed and Homeless…in a new light
A few times over the past two weeks, I had a chance to talk to someone who recently returned here to Des Moines after living and working in Phoenix. She had returned home after being laid-off and spending nearly a year trying to find a new job in Phoenix, but to no avail. Currently, she … More Has a “real” recession hit here yet?
The Wall Street Journal has been following unemployed professionals in their journey to gain employment or to pursue their own dreams. Today’s column by Gregory Lynn struck me as compelling because it’s feel like my voice is saying what he writes. Are the employed empathetic to the unemployed and the employed who in jeopardy of … More Lack of Empathy for the Unemployed from the Employed?