Just getting a job isn’t enough

Will work for salary and benefits

If you’ve been unemployed long enough and are surrounded by caring and helpful people like I am you will have to get used to the advice that you should take any job.  The job is the goal, nothing else matters.  Not the money, not the circumstances, not the benefits.  Nothing else.  There is no real thought behind this statement but there is a lot of emotion.  I’ve already discussed how being unemployed makes other people uncomfortable and how your unemployment will make people you meet wiser than you.  Put those together and you get, “You just need to get a job, Period.”

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You probably just need my brilliant advice

Golden Horse

Your unemployment will make people you meet wiser than you.

You have found or will find that when you interact with people you will occasionally hear The Lecture.  That laser-focus, one-sided discussion in which you are told in no uncertain terms what you should do about employment.  It’s the same capsulized lecture that teenagers hear when they take a job training course.  The galling thing for me is that I’m in my 50’s and have successfully worked my entire life until recently.  Ouch.

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