You know you are unemployed when................

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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I was talking with Becky the other day, and we were joking about all the things that change when you don't have a job, so we thought we'd start a fun post about unemployment.

Here are a couple of  Becky's responses:

You know you're unemployed when:
1) The words "I have all the time in the world" are a common response when making plans with friends

2) Waking up before noon is an early day.

3) Your list of things to do on a day includes a shower (and it's not #1 on the list)
Here are some of my responses: 
1) You know you are unemployed when you call up a radio station in response to an ad you heard for $1,000.00 worth of free groceries.  You know it sounds too good to be true and when they tell you they need your credit card number for a simple $3.95 postage charge (which you know has to be a scam) you almost give it to them anyway.
2) You know you are unemployed when you see a job opening in your old department/company and call your former boss whom you have not spoken to in ten years to ask for networking help.  And if that doesn't spell "Desperate", you don't know what else does.
3) You know you are unemployed when you have to share some personal info. with a person when requesting an extension for paying your bill.  And during this process you realize that you have actually lost some of your humility and are getting better at it.
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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   

You know you're unemployed when you actually believe you might have won the Nigerian Lottery.

When the neighbor kid comes to your door selling candy bars and you tell her to wait while you find a dollar...which involves rooting around under the couch and chair cushions.

When you bend over in the grocery store parking lot to pick up two nasty pennies and a the head of a thumb tack thinking it's a dime.

When you buy your personal hygeine products at the dollar store, get them home and disover they were manufactured in Outer Mongolia.

When having a 'steak' in your freezer is a long piece of wood with the end carved to a point.


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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Donna.  LOL, those are really good.  In fact, your change/coin stories made me remember that the other day when I stopped at Dunkin Donuts I not only had to fish through my entire pocketbook for change, but also under the car seats as well!


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   Posted 6/15/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
When you plan your day around watching Dr Phil & Oprah......

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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   

LOL, I am glad you are finding some things to make us all laugh and with laughter comes decrease in anxiety.

Take care,

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   Posted 6/17/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
When you have a "schedule of tv shows to get up for"

When you have to set an alarm to get up earlier than noon

I can think of so many more...just give me time!

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   Posted 6/18/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
When you reorganize your house because you have nothing else to do.

When you decide to fold cloth during commercials of your now favorite shows.

Soap's are actually good to watch.

You know all the infomercials and thinking "Why didn't I think of that"

You look forward to the "junk" mail ads to see what is on sale.
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