I am not a fan of unemployment. It tears at your self-esteem as well as your wallet. Sometimes, life circumstances throw obstacles in your way—things like over qualification, transportation issues, or medical limitations. Despite daily searches, the right job doesn’t reveal itself.
That daily let-down feeds into pessimism, which adds to the frustration of the job search. You write off potential jobs without applying for them, convinced you won’t be compensated commensurate with your experience, or your pay check will bounce, or some other negativity will manifest itself. The cycle feeds on itself, taking you farther down the spiral.
Unemployment can suck the soul out of you. I wish that everyone who wants or needs a job could find one that provides a decent living. I sure hope the folks who have jobs—in whatever form it may be—are grateful that they have that. Mostly, I hope that the job seekers don’t give up hope in their search or lose the passion of their dream while they seek gainful employment. I hope.