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i'm sat watching planet of the apes whilst eating potato waffles. what a life.
going down to the south coast for a few weeks tomorrow, then back to uni at end of september.
Pah, that's not real unemployment. Real unemployment is when you stay in the jobcentre for an extra half-an-hour so the 'kind lady' will sort you out with some extra bus fare.
on c4 now
The end used to make me cry.
I really enjoy it, the only bad thing is im sick of filling out applications
i genuinely think there should be an unemployability benefit.
really enjoyed it at first, have been reading lots,watched quite a few films, cooked a lot. but it's getting depressing now.
i've been doing part-time (like hardly any extra) work and this comes out of my benefits. am actually genuinely feeling like i'm losing my mind. obsessed with the state of the kitchen, can't decide what to read, can't be arsed to do any of the things I HAVE to do, have joined a million and one 'groups', keep thinking of cake recipes, I NEED A FUCKING JOB WHERE ALL I DO IS SPEND ALL DAY ON THE INTERNET AT WORK, GET PAID, COME HOME, MOAN LEGITIMATELY ABOUT HOW TIRED I AM, AND GO TO BED AFTER THREE HOURS OF TV.
you want my job??
a couple of months before that I had the same temp job for a month, so basically out of the last 12 months ive worked 4 of them. I find the worst part is I cant control my sleeping patterns, I cant help but wake at noon and go to sleep 4am ish, its unbreakable, makes it really hard to do anything productive because it feels weird doing anything in the middle of the night
not many though, maybe one a day on a good week, there isnt much around, there have been an unusually high amount this week
you missed it
for a month and a half. In that time I:
- Completed GTA: San Andreas
- Read a lot
- Listened to a lot of music
- Drank a stupid amount of coffee
- Went for lots of walks
- Played a lot more GTA: San Andreas
Good times, in retrospect. Shit at the time though.
I don't know why I bothered posting this.
that's why I post on here
then remembering that last time I did that there was no recession and it still lasted about a month longer than anticipated. Great times though.
i'm making my way through series of the moomins. and getting paid for it.
it's nice, but i can imagine it'd get boring after a while. you know on all this shit they gave me at the doctor's it says if you're off work for a year you have more chance of dying than of getting re-employed.
do you actually BECOME unemployable or do you lose hope and give up looking for a job?
i just re-read my post and realised i didn't explain it properly - if you're off work due to a mental illness for more than a year then you have more chance of dying as a result of your mental illness than being re-employed. but even that is pretty scary. only 51 weeks left to go :|
well, i hope you don't.
still am aged 22! Played WOW the first 4 months, built up a portfolio of artwork, applied to numerous office jobs (obv unsuccessful), read books including all the Hitchhiker's Guide series, discovered loads of music and browsed this forum a lot. Overall it was good.
Now I'm being forced to get a job cos the boyfriend refuses to sign on anymore and our benefits have been stopped! Its really hard to get even bar or shop work which I'm bad at anyway. I know I could make a single claim but I probs won't get much and it won't cover both our rent :'(
and spent most of the time playing Goldeneye whilst wearing this awful bedraggled army camouflage jacket. I had no money to do anything else.
The best is being unemployed but having a job lined up for the future. That is pretty much the ideal.
I think i'm fucked, no one will hire me, so I've desperately decided to do the "student" thing. It helps keep your mind off the lack of money.