The reality of unemployment

Selling off what very little possessions you have as a means to ensure your bills get paid.

People saying ‘But why you getting rid of all your stuff?’ Well… money doesn’t grow on trees.

People say good things are coming, but damn… on nights like tonight it sure feels like nothing good is every going to happen. Unemployment sucks and I’m angry with the universe.

105 thoughts on “The reality of unemployment

  1. I get you! When my creditors call me I cut them off with (when I decide to answer the phone so that I could stop having multiple voicemails that my block mode sends them to):

    “I exceeded my friends and family loan payment plan. When I get paid… YOU’L GET PAID. ”

    That usually keeps them off of my back. But yes, it sucks to be at the point of selling your stuff.

    I hope something FITTING/REWARDING comes along for you.

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      1. I feel that way at times. It’s hard to see the brighter side because there’s too much of the darkness present. 😖😞😭

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  2. Have you ever tried MLM? I bet you’d be good at selling CBD oil with your writing. You could do a review of the products and sell them all from your blog. If interested let me know

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    1. I frequently talk about how MLMs are scams on this blog and have done so as recent as yesterday. So no thank you but no thank you. Also, You’ve really missed the mark here. Also, this is a prime example of why people consider MLMs so predatory… Have a wonderful evening.

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  3. I have been where you are, selling everything I have. Homeless. Having literally nothing. If there is anything I can tell you is that it’s always darkest before the dawn. Good things are on their way to you, I just know it. Hang in there my friend😊

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  4. If I could click a sad face instead of like, I would. 😦
    Sorry for your hardship, and for having to give up things you need, that you’ve worked hard for, that mean a lot to you.
    Please know I am praying for you as often as God allows. He loves you, V!

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  5. I don’t blame you.
    I posted on Monday about the situation in my country. We have the highest unemployment rate ever recorded in our history at the moment. I live in a small town, so the likelihood of getting a job is 142:1 or something equally as ridiculous. By the end of February there will be another 3000 people retrenched who will all be looking for work.
    Small businesses, like mine was, can’t survive. Nobody is able to pay anybody because they haven’t been paid. Thankfully, I don’t owe. But my business still didn’t make it.
    I have two ‘kids’ (teen and adult doing last semester at varsity) – trying to pay to educate them and feed them.
    I tell you all this, not to say it could be worse. But simply to say this : I completely and utterly understand your situation, and when I say I feel your pain, I really do.
    My hope for you is that circumstances change for you in a big way! Your anger is valid and I know how frustrating and downright depressing this is!
    Thinking of you ❤

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      1. It’s okay. The whole world is going crazy, and next to all the political crap it would seem that the next worst thing is employment.
        It sure does suck though. I’m not a big fan of money…but it’s needed to survive. And that sucks too.
        I’m thinking of you…. and I just kinda have the feeling things may turn around for you soon.
        In the meantime, you’re allowed to be angry. ❤

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    1. I’m sorry that you’re in this place. It’s a really shitty place to be and I’m sending you some positivity too because I know from experience you’re going to need it ❤

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  6. In the exact same position and I’m employed! I’m currently looking at selling the last of my reasonably valuable possessions in my PS4 and it’s heart-breaking but it needs done. I can’t survive financially otherwise. It’s cruel when these things happen but I firmly believe there’s better times ahead, for us both.

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    1. The worst is when something can mean so damn much to you and someone’s like ‘I’ll give you ten dollars for it’. That just kills. It’s like someone sticking a dagger in your heart and then turning it to inflict even more pain.

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      1. Yeah, trying to undercut you when you’re literally already down to your bare bones and trying to make ends meet any way possible. It’s not their fault most of the time, they’re just trying to grab a bargain but still. Hope you’re okay though, sending you love as always my friend. Let me know if I can help at all.

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  7. Stay strong, sometimes evenings and nights are the hardest. Tomorrow morning will be brighter. Read something to do with magical realism, and use it as a form of escapism, that’s what I do sometimes. I recommend Paulo Coelho.

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  8. Vee, I know this suggestion sounds like pipe dreams.
    Have you considered putting out the word as someone who does free lance marketing?
    I keep hoping that one of your interviews will flourish into full time employment.
    I will keep thinking about you.
    Hope you don’t mind this suggestion.

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    1. I’d been doing Freelance work for the latter half of last year. I don’t know what it was about January but no one wanted anything… and thus I had no means of making any money this month. It’s sucked. I think people just spend less in January because it’s right after Christmas.

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  9. Girl, if i can help you in any way, shape or form (In the limit of my powers) – you know where to find me.

    We V’s need to have each other’s back.
    …Not literally, but you get me.

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  10. Sometimes I get beyond hope on certain situations. Happened recently. I am trying a technique from my friend, which actually worked resolve 1 situation last week. I have to get up and tell myself what I’m grateful for. I have to report this to my friend daily. Right now I am also wanting an increase in cash. Weird little things are emerging. I hope it works for you and my energy is with you. I am grateful for your blog today. !

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    1. Thank You. I guess the good thing is selling my stuff did give me enough money that I can pay my February bills. It was hard to part with them, but my bills will get paid in February, so that is a thing.

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  11. I’m glad you can vent on here. Sometimes it feels good to tell the Universe we’re pissed. It already knows when you’re pissed off, no use hiding it. The path to feeling better is getting brutally honest and then moving forward. While I wholeheartedly believe in gratitude and appreciation, there are times I can’t get there unless I first write down everything I’m angry at.

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    1. I have plenty of gratitude and appreciation for people and places. It’s just hard to see those things when I get this angry. It’s hard to see past this sadness. You know what I mean?

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      1. I totally know what you mean! I know you have tons of gratitude and appreciation, it show in your posts. I get to the point of anger/sadness a lot. I think you’re doing the best thing: admitting that it’s there. I think we prolong our agony when we’re unable to admit it or feel like we have to hide it. Big hugs to you V, I know this will pass, it sucks to be in the storm. You are strong, conscious, and aware. The right thing at the right time will cross your path.

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  12. This is not the best suggestion I know, but people are always looking for Click bait articles. They pay for them. It’s not by anymeans fulfilling work, but it puts money in your pocked. If you like writing see if you can find sites that will pay you for your writing.

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    1. Hm. After I wrote this, I feel like it sounds like one of those “easy fix” answers. That’s not what I meant.

      I just meant that I can trust Him to see me through. And He’s bigger than me, so I don’t have to carry the load.

      Anyway, it’s okay to have a moment of hopelessness. We’ll hope for you. 🙂

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  13. Been there. Back in 2005 I was laid off from a job. It was a battle to save what we had, but it meant making some heart breaking decisions. We ended up having to let out summer house go, lost a car, I sold all my fire arms and antiques, and in some cases I almost feel like I made a deal with the devil to keep what we did manage to save.

    That said, hang in there. It does work out. Keep doing what you’re doing, keep looking, and you never know when the door will open.

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    1. If it could open soon and allow me to stop worrying so much, that would be really, really helpful. I get what you mean when you it feels like making a deal with the devil, I understand that so much right now.

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      1. I have a post I wrote called save the date if you read that it will make sense.

        Basically on friday evening I will a post called blogging party where everyone meets and mingles in he comments of that post. Hope you can visit

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  14. I wish I had something constructive to say, but I don’t want to patronize you. All I know is, I hope for the best for you. And I hope good things happen for you soon. I have a mantra I’ve been repeating to myself for a week or so now before I fall asleep, “The money I need will come to me.” I feel like it puts a good message out to the universe. Maybe give it a try?

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  15. I’ve been there. I completely understand where you’re coming from. But trust me there is light at the end of the tunnel. And if you have been waiting for long, then create your own candle and light up the fking tunnel!

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    1. At this point it doesn’t feel like a tunnel. At this point it feels like I’m drowning and I’ve reached that point where I don’t even know which way is the surface and which way is the bottom of the ocean…

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  16. You are actually not losing your hope. These things are more visible from the distance.:). you are one brave and resilient soul and you live your life here and now, and it’s all that matters. You are not waiting, you are living. And that’s the best thing about you:)

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  17. It is tough indeed! I’ve been looking for a full time opportunity for 3 years now. [Restricted (for personal reasons) to a location which is bad for mid-senior roles.]

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  18. Oh Doll, this feeling I know. Don’t lose hope, stay strong.
    I knew I had to start again but couldn’t think what I’d like to do? I gave in and applied for McDonald’s as it’s 24hr and walking distance, I had no ego and no shame, just needed to be around ppl. I mentally prepared for the interview and listed my best qualities, what I do for fun and it was so different to my cv that I rewrote it. That was last week and this week things have changed especially my mood. I’m here for you, email me anytime 💜

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    1. I was declined from McDonalds. I was told ‘they’re fully staffed at the moment but they’ll keep my resume on hand for 6 months in case something opens up’.

      Yup. Denied from McDonalds…

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      1. 🤦🏽‍♀️ – I have no words but I send you love and light ✨✨✨

        Maybe refocus: Watch Sex Education on Netflix it’s hilarious and very British and continue to write your way through it.

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  19. I know right. But guess what? I recall when I was still unemployed and staying home, the feeling was really horrible since I had nothing to do but the same old routine. One day I decided to start working on myself (developing & self discovery) & I discovered I had a passion for writing & design. I begun to teach myself design. Fast forward today I work as a creative designer and every time I look back to those days I’m amazed at what I’ve become and I’m full of gratitude

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  20. You’re being challenged by the universe because the universe knows you can handle it. Let go of any limiting beliefs or doubts you have because it’s hurting you more than helping you. Let all of your worries and doubts go. This concept is so counterintuitive but it makes a world of difference. Remember, you have nothing to prove to the world. You don’t need to convince us that you’re qualified because you are qualified to handle whatever comes your way!

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    1. Prior to being unemployed, I was working as a Communications/PR Representative for a company for nearly a decade. During that time I also did communications/pr/marketing for a few different charities. For the past year I’ve been doing freelancing whilst looking for new full time work, but haven’t had so much luck finding full time employment. And the freelancing hit hard after Christmas when no one wanted anything done.

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