Person Jack Durschlag email@example.com
Even though it's great to have a job again, why do I feel this vague uncertainty about the New Year?
I've only been on the new job for a couple of weeks, so I'm sure it's too soon to be completely adjusted to the dramatic changes in my life. I'll get the hang of this working full-time again, though!
After all this time, it's hard for me to believe I'm starting a new job this week. I'm glad for me, but I'm pessimistic the economy is getting any better for millions of us.
It's been so long since I've had a full-time job that, if I do get an offer soon, how will I know if I should accept it? What if I get two offers? What if the moon is made of green cheese?
Is there such a thing as applying for too many jobs, or applying too many times, at one company? Yes and no.
Some employers think that people without jobs make worse new employees than people with jobs. This is a ridiculous generalization that only does more harm to the long-term unemployed.
It may be easier to get a part-time job these days than a full-time one. I just don't think that a part-time job (or two, or three) is the best option for me.
Unemployment -- is it "catching"? Worse, does it make us "rejects"?
Can you learn anything worthwhile from being unemployed for a long time?
Anger comes with the territory when you're unemployed. Channel that anger by letting everyone know what unemployment is doing to us. We're real people, not numbers and percentages.
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