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Unemployment. It's just too good..

TechyImmigrant (175943) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 7

I am now into my second week of unemployment. I have a job offer and start next Monday.

This would be great except I'm really enjoying unemployment. All the work related stress has been lifted from my shoulders. I have no travel planned, no economy seat hell. I got to write some code for fun. I've got a whole lot better at playing the guitar.

Perhaps somebody could give me a few million dollars. Then I could retire and live a stress free life.

I am now into my second week of unemployment. I have a job offer and start next Monday.

This would be great except I'm really enjoying unemployment. All the work related stress has been lifted from my shoulders. I have no travel planned, no economy seat hell. I got to write some code for fun. I've got a whole lot better at playing the guitar.

Perhaps somebody could give me a few million dollars. Then I could retire and live a stress free life.

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7 comments

Stress? (1)

HomelessInLaJolla (1026842) | more than 7 years ago | (#19041637)

I'm really enjoying unemployment. All the work related stress has been lifted from my shoulders
If you left your former employer willing to grant your unemployment claim then you never had any real stress. Oh, the drama. Right.

Re:Stress? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#19042323)

Work related stress is as real as any other stress. This isn't about you, HomelessInLaJolla.

Congrats and condolences on the new job TechyImmigrant, I hope you like it there. If nothing else, there's always the weekends. And vacation time. And sick days. That's what they're all for, right?

Re:Stress? (1)

TechyImmigrant (175943) | more than 7 years ago | (#19042479)

I didn't know anybody actually read this stuff. I assumed I was typing into a void.

Anyway, yes, I will go going out of my way to avoid the hole I got in in my previous job and stay where I'm used to being - on top of things. That includes making good use of all the time off.

Re:Stress? (1)

TechyImmigrant (175943) | more than 7 years ago | (#19042413)

I left my former employer because I hated the job. I had demands coming from all directions. I couldn't juggle them all at the same time. At the same time, I was working from home and the lack of external human interaction was driving me nuts.

With a family to support & mortgage to pay, you would think that unemployment would be more stressful than the job. However the sudden freedom from the ongoing demands of my job made me feel instantly better. I made some calls and got a new job rolling so my family would be financially secure and have a roof over their heads, but the gap of two weeks has turned into a major blessing. I have just under a week to go, the weather is turning nice and life seems good for a change.

Sometimes you can't predict your own mental response to a change in circumstance.

Re:Stress? (1)

HomelessInLaJolla (1026842) | more than 7 years ago | (#19042595)

I left my former employer because I hated the job
I can see how that would make it easy to leave on good terms with the management. I never really hated my job. I could no longer accept the utterly insulting level of compensation.

you would think that unemployment would be more stressful than the job
Not once, not yet, not ever has unemployment been more stressful for me than the jobs I've left. What made unemployment more stressful was dealing with family and creditors.

I made some calls and got a new job rolling
Who do you know? Could you make a few more calls and hook me up with a new job?

Sometimes you can't predict your own mental response to a change in circumstance
I've always gotten it correct.

Re:Stress? (1)

TechyImmigrant (175943) | more than 7 years ago | (#19042943)

>>I made some calls and got a new job rolling
>Who do you know? Could you make a few more calls and hook me up with a new job?

I knew a former employer that I left on good terms. They took me back with a job for which I'm better suited. I also work in a quite public environment, so there are lots of people in lots of companies who know my face and style.

I have no clue if I can hook you up with a new job. I've done it before for some people but I stick to employee/employer pairings that I'm pretty sure are sound.

Send me an email, tell me something about yourself and your skills. The chances are that I won't have a good suggestion, but its worth a try. My email is at the bottom of this.. http://www.deadhat.com/poly/index.php [deadhat.com]

Re:Stress? (1)

HomelessInLaJolla (1026842) | more than 7 years ago | (#19043697)

I left on good terms
Yes, that's difficult to do. I cared about my work. I didn't want to leave. They had to create a situation which no reasonable human could possibly tolerate.

a job for which I'm better suited
I hope that was a determination you made for yourself and not one which someone else made for you.

there are lots of people in lots of companies who know my face and style
Successful individual influence.

tell me something about yourself and your skills
I'm over 30 and my best skill is at crunching eight hours of work into five hours so that I can go home and return to my hobbies in cooking, brewing, gardening, Linuxfromscratch, CNNHN, IRC, and SciFi.

http://www.deadhat.com/poly/index.php
I enjoyed synthetic division. I like the page.
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