Posted: February 29, 2012 in etcetera

(Reblogged from my other site.)

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Since I’m in my third round of unemployment in a period of about five years, I’m starting to feel like an old hand at being unemployed. So, for those who are new to the gig, I thought I’d let you guys know what to expect.

* News reports will say silly things like, “Unemployment claims are down. The job market is improving!” And you’ll find yourself thinking, “If that’s true, why is it that all of the people that I know without jobs – including myself – are still without jobs?”

* Other people will say silly things like, “You haven’t been out of work long enough to get depressed.” When those people (invariably) add, “I know someone who’s been out of work more than a year!” politely ask, “Okay, so *now* may I be depressed?”

* Everyone will tell you that applying on-line is a waste of time and…

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