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Monday, 22 June 2009

The Great Depression of '09

Today I am feeling totally, totally fed up.
It's been building for a few days, getting out of bed late, sleeping loads, and today I've woken up just feeling like I can't be bothered to do anything.
I've had enough of pimping myself out to people now, without so much as an acknowledgement of my application, and I'm starting to panic that I'm not going to find another job. I've not even had a response from that nice chap I spoke to on Thursday about a part-time admin job.
My husband doesn't earn enough to support both of us and my Jobseeker's Allowance isn't enough to pay my share of the bills, yet I'm not entitled to any other help. I know there are thousands of other people in the same situation and am wondering what we're all going to do.

My old boss has offered to take a look at my CV and give me some tips, so I'll be interested to hear what he says.

I have come up with some interim get rich quick schemes but they were supposed to be light hearted, so I think I'll write about them in a later post. Don't want to waste my best material!!

Off to meet up with my friend Spider now, who never fails to cheer me up, so hopefully I will return in a better mood...


  1. Afternoon Emily,

    Your blog has actually made me feel a little better in a strange way. Not because of the luck you are having finding a job obviously, but the fact that what you just wrote could have been written by me.

    My 2 (working) housemates have already asked what I will be up to today, and i feel kinda fed up that I do not have good answer for them. Yes, I will check the job sites, but you kinda know by now that there isn't going to be an instant ideal job out there.

    You write your thoughts and feelings so well, and am loving your work. :)

    I am watching Wimbledon already, and really don't want to be. I want to be working!!

    Take care
    Phil x

  2. The Un-Working Girl22 June 2009 at 16:18

    Thanks so much Phil, It's intended to be a bit light hearted but some days I can't muster it, and it seems like there are loads of us who feel the same way.

    We've got to all stick together, keep your chin up, lots of love xxx