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    Recently I left a part-time job for a job with agency. The agency laid me off after two weeks. Since then i've been applying for every job possible. Even got rejected from McDonalds. All this spare time is starting to screw with my head and fact that all my mates are going out ever weekend makes 10 times worse. I just don't know how people cope
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    pople just adapt
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    For some its a way of life.
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    I know someone who hasn't had a job for 27 years :eek:
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    Another few weeks of this and i'm going to suicidal. I must of applied for 40 jobs in the last few weeks, but nothing.
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    To live on the dole, people:

    -compromise choice of food
    -walk instead of use public transport
    -compromise social life.
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    Recently I left a part-time job for a job with agency. The agency laid me off after two weeks. Since then i've been applying for every job possible. Even got rejected from McDonalds. All this spare time is starting to screw with my hand and fact that all my mates are going out ever weekend makes 10 times worse. I juust don't know how pople cope
    Protip:

    Work as a careworker for the elderly, the industry is always growing and there is especially a demand for male care workers.

    I've been doing it for 8 months now and I get paid £7 an hour plus they paid for me to do an NVQ level 2 (every little helps on the CV). It's just a stop job for me but great experience and I'm taking home £1k a month after tax.
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    (Original post by Dekota-XS)
    To live on the dole, people:

    -compromise choice of food
    -walk instead of use public transport
    -compromise social life.
    She's not asking in the literal sense 'how' to live on the dole. More how to cope mentally.

    I know that when I couldn't get a job, the sense of abandonment and hopelessness that you feel can really take its toll.
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    You want to work and be totally independant; people who live off unemployment benefit (for extended periods of time) don't want to work and so compromise other aspects of their life to fit that.
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    I mean mentallly. The spare time is seriously doing my head up
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    I mean mentallly. The spare time is seriously doing my head up
    When I was on the dole I used to binge drink.
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    You could always join the army.
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    Maybe try getting involved in an evening class?? Or sports team? Something to keep you busy. In the mean time, keep trying for a job, well done for continuing trying and not just kicking back and relaxing like some do.
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    Watch the Jeremy Kyle show.

    Realise your life could be worse.

    Repeat.
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    (Original post by Count Stefular)
    Maybe try getting involved in an evening class?? Or sports team? Something to keep you busy. In the mean time, keep trying for a job, well done for continuing trying and not just kicking back and relaxing like some do.
    This might sound selfish, but I love money. I love being able to go out with mates or buy stuff for myself. Theres only the social side of work I miss too.
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    Commit to learning something new! Maybe try to learn a new language? Maybe try to get to the level where you could survive on a holiday in that country?

    Or perhaps refine skills that you have, or learn about a particular field that you're interested in! I think you definitely should take this chance to learn something new. Never know, you could also use it to make your CV more appealing!
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    (Original post by TheCasual)
    Another few weeks of this and i'm going to suicidal. I must of applied for 40 jobs in the last few weeks, but nothing.
    Was like that for 10 months. Finally got a job but then company died 6 months later! So I've been without a job now for nearly 5 months. Received rejections letters from Mcdonalds, Lidl, Asda and an admin job today.. fun times..
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    (Original post by IGX_RSV2)
    Was like that for 10 months. Finally got a job but then company died 6 months later! So I've been without a job now for nearly 5 months. Received rejections letters from Mcdonalds, Lidl, Asda and an admin job today.. fun times..
    I got rejected from McDonalds and Toolmart this week. Its awful. Its seriously getting to me. I litteral have nothing to look forward to
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    when I was on the dole I coped by lying in bed til 3pm most days
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    (Original post by mermania)
    when I was on the dole I coped by lying in bed til 3pm most days
    I've been getting up about dinner time. You know what else cronically pisses me off, everyones telling me i'll get job. Its okay for them though because they have jobs
 
 
 
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