Unemployed…almost??

Time to start the depression cycle of job hunting..again.

My job isn’t working out for me. I’m not getting promoted, they are very strange when it comes to work ethic, and I’ll be playing two roles – one that I should get more money, and the other less responsibility. Also I apparently say off the wall things to sensitive people…

Right..

But that’s not the point. The point is I was so excited about the promotion, mental health month, trips, life, that going back to job searching is going to suck, and I can already feel depression mode kicking in.

Job searching for someone like me is horrible. I apply to all these jobs, hear back from maybe 2, they aren’t good because of something or another, then I get even more depressed. I also have a mental illness and don’t want to put myself in a position where I am compromising my health for a job, ever.

I am 27 and I’ve had over 15 jobs in my life..

Does that sound horrible??

I’m so bummed. I gate job hunting 😦

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4 thoughts on “Unemployed…almost??

  1. I hate job hunting too. I can’t stand all the applications and paperwork that goes along with it, not to mention the interviews! I’m stuck at a job I hate just because I don’t want to do the job hunting for another one. I’m 26 and I’ve had 12 jobs, some I left others I’ve been fired from. I’ve been at my current job for 1 year, that’s the longest I’ve ever held down employment.

  2. It’s a hard situation to balance: mental health and work. I have been unemployed for 12 years except for a short stint in a solarium. Prior to that thought my last job resulted in me lodging a workers compensation claim for bullying. I look back now, clearer of mind, and think that their restructuring that pushed me out of the job was quite reasonable. My actions were, well, crazy. Although i did receive a compensation payout I was also out of a job. I did not recognize my mental health issues until 2010 when I hit a critical mass. As my medication has now stabilised my condition I will be looking for a job soon. It may commence with some voluntary work and I would like to work for a mental health organsation who will be more understanding of my needs. I also want to enrol in July in the new Mental Health Certificate in Peer to Peer work. Peers fulfill a need that cannot be met my non peers in some aspects of mental health work.

    It’s a double edged sort about whether to disclose your condition up front. That simple act of disclosure may result in not being offered a position. But for me, I am more comfortable laying that on the table.

    Part of the reason I have started blogging is to learn new skills in the area of social media as there are positions that utilise these skills in many organisations.

    My days of being an accountant are simply memories of a time long past.

    I think the trick my successful employment for me will be a balance between the work and embracing my condition and medications. I know, that it easier said than done. But is gives me a narrower focus as a starting point.

    I am also considering some voluntary work as a starter to re-employment. And I have several contacts in this area.

    It may well be a rocky road, but I think starting small and working up is the best strategy…..for me, anyway.

    I wish you luck in your search.

    cheers, Glenn

  3. Lmao, I just got a talking too because I told the manager over the radio that everyone else hears to shut up. I wasn’t technically speaking to him. There was a bunch of people talking, and I generalized a shut up.
    Some people get offended too easy.
    If they don’t like it, I have a semi brown ass they can kiss. 😉

  4. I’m in the same situation as you! The only difference is that I was fired from my position because I didn’t have the “skill set” they thought I had when they initially hired me. I spent 6 months before getting that position job hunting. Now, it’s been four months since I’ve been fired and I’ve had a handful of interviews, but I’ve applied to more than 400 positions.

    It’s so hard; I totally understand! But, there’s nothing better than having the support of friends and family to back you up in your decision. Even volunteering or taking internships that are similar to your field of study can help. It shows that you’re interested in keeping up with your education while proactively searching.

    If you need more advice, let me know! The company I used to work for wrote advice on how to get a job! 🙂

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