The likelihood of finding work in a state where things are bad more a lot of people in the employment game is slim. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s not the case in the following states.
We can all agree not working sucks for a lot of reasons but I just want to continue on what I was talking about yesterday when I went on about the possibilities Craigslist creates. In a world where you’re one click and gig away from having some cash in your pocket while your dream job is playing hard to get, it’s easy to stay busy. All of this got me thinking about the soul crushing Will Smith movie that is The Pursuit of Happyness. Not only did it show anyone can fall on hard times, but was a life lesson in not sitting around and waiting for good things to come your way.
Look through Craigslist and you’ll find a plethora of people hiring others to do things for them. If you’re like me and have a resume that fails to impress the norm, then take advantage of the odd jobs. Maybe this has been my mentality all along though since one of the first things I ever got paid to do was fill honey jars for an old man in my hometown. Years later I cleaned rat cages for another lady there. The pay wasn’t great, but it was something – and that’s what matters. I had enough to buy a few of my books for school at the end of the summer with rodents. As an adult I’ve used Craigslist to find make my way through. When my laptop of five years went out, a few clicks and I was in a group study that paid $400 for two days. A couple of days in a mock jury and I was swimming in a new HP.
When asked to do this interview, “Betty Kane” said she wanted to remain anonymous and I’d be a dick to sit here and say her name. So an alias she was given. With that, I won’t say where she resides but it’s a small town she thinks that has something to do with her lack of employment, and would pack up and leave if given the opportunity. However, she sits at home day in and day out because she’s her own worst enemy in this endeavor.
If you thought looking for work was emotional, try being flat out unemployed. Everyone has been there because not everyone wakes up, wants a job and then has one five seconds later. Whether the hunt takes a day, week, month or year…it’s always the same idea. Like looking for work, it sucks. Last week touched on that and how it can be an emotional journey, but anyone can look for work. Those with and without jobs are equally on the hunt every day, but imagine how it feels to be completely void of a paycheck while seeking employment. The stress is intensified and you have to sit and stare at those around you with jobs complain about Mondays. You’d complain too but it’s hard to hate a specific day when you’re unemployed because they start to run together.