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24 Soul-Crushing Moments Of Being Unemployed

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1. When you realize you'd be happy to get even a rejection email.

Everyone's out there working and I'm just sitting here waiting for an interview. #UnemploymentLife

Diego A. Guerrero@RealDiegoAndreFollow

Everyone's out there working and I'm just sitting here waiting for an interview. #UnemploymentLife

7:36 PM - 23 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

PLEASE ANYTHING JUST GIVE ME A SIGN OF LIFE

2. When the unthinkable happens.

We've all been there. #JobSearchProblems

3. When you get so bored you start making... unusual friends.

Watching the squirrels in my backyard and pretending to know what the mom says to the kid #unemploymentproblems

Deirdre Henry@deirdrehenryFollow

Watching the squirrels in my backyard and pretending to know what the mom says to the kid #unemploymentproblems

10:54 AM - 16 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. When you beat that game that's been filling all of your time.

In case you were wondering... I succeeded 😊 #proudmoment #unemploymentlife #lifegoals

carmela daniel@melaadanielFollow

In case you were wondering... I succeeded #proudmoment #unemploymentlife #lifegoals

11:18 AM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. When your busywork starts working against you.

Went to make a cup of tea. Ended up mopping the floor. Now I can't get to fridge for the milk #unemploymentproblems

Ed Baker@dirtymonkey82Follow

Went to make a cup of tea. Ended up mopping the floor. Now I can't get to fridge for the milk #unemploymentproblems

9:57 AM - 13 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. Whenever an application requires this.

7. When you start questioning all the choices that got you here.

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8. When time stops making sense.

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9. When you check up on your calendar.

The packed rainy afternoon calendar of #funemployment

Matt Lilek@mattlilekFollow

The packed rainy afternoon calendar of #funemployment

4:02 PM - 06 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Or your to-do list.

Made a list of all the stuff I have to get done tomorrow. #funemployment

Caoilfhionn Dunne@MissKeelyDFollow

Made a list of all the stuff I have to get done tomorrow. #funemployment

12:12 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. When you start suspecting the career site is trolling you.

Yes! I am an expert on disasters! Thank you job search engine. #funemployment

Stacey Kane@gostaceykaneFollow

Yes! I am an expert on disasters! Thank you job search engine. #funemployment

7:37 AM - 04 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. When you realize you can't remember the last time you put on real pants.

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13. When you decide to head to the "office."

Forcing myself to be less useless at Starbucks. #funemploymentproblems

pedalstrike@pedalstrikeFollow

Forcing myself to be less useless at Starbucks. #funemploymentproblems

11:02 PM - 04 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. When you revise your cover letter for the 100th time.

My Cv is really coming along! #jobhunt #FUNemployment

Stiffy ~ Cl¥ro™@cheekytomboFollow

My Cv is really coming along! #jobhunt #FUNemployment

3:51 PM - 18 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. Whenever anyone asks if there's been any progress.

If everyone would stop asking me about the job hunt #funemployment

Claire Turner@itsthemomjeansFollow

If everyone would stop asking me about the job hunt #funemployment

12:22 PM - 03 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"IF I GET A JOB, TRUST ME, EVERYONE WILL KNOW." — you

16. When you start getting too chummy with your local Target employees.

Second trip to @Target in two days | One Week of #FunEmployment

Wendy Hathaway@WisWendyFollow

Second trip to @Target in two days | One Week of #FunEmployment

4:45 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. And the moment you realize you've gotten way too invested in your shows.

Then there's those moments you sit back and realize you really desperately need a job....#funemployment

Jenni Prince@JenniPrincessFollow

Then there's those moments you sit back and realize you really desperately need a job....#funemployment

4:39 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Any time you have to make sense of a bewildering questionnaire.

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19. When you realize some insignificant detail might cost you the opportunity.

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21. Spending your (quickly dwindling) dollars in preparation for your millionth interview.

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22. When this becomes your most-used phrase.

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23. Any time you check your finances.

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24. Every damn time you come up against this infuriating contradiction.

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