Why Unemployment Sucks

Posted: 20th October 2011 by admin in Situations

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in America is 9.1 percent, although many people are claiming that the real unemployment rate is actually higher than what the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is disclosing.

Man, unemployment sucks. It’s hard enough that you need a job in order to survive, what more if you have a family depending on you to bring home the proverbial bacon?

While there is an upside to being unemployed such as not having to wake up at an ungodly hour and dragging your lazy ass in the shower, having a lot of free time to do as you please, and no monster bosses breathing down your neck, the truth is (and it’s likely to bitch slap you on the face sooner than you hope) unemployment sucks. Let us count the ways, shall we?

  • You lose touch with the world. Let’s face it, most of your acquaintances are from work and the ones that aren’t are probably the same people you’re avoiding employed or unemployed: your relatives.


  • Who said all play and no work is fun? How do you think you’ll be able to afford “fun” if you’ve got no dough? Like what spelling diva, Fergie, says: “If you ain’t got no money, take your broke ass home.” And that is what you’ll be doing the rest of your unemployment days: rotting at home.


  • No employee benefits such as medical insurance, paid vacation, and so on.


  • Soon you won’t be able to pay your rent or whatever bills you have and you’ll end up a pathetic sight on the street begging for spare change.

Unemployment sucks, but chin up if you’re one of the unemployed. Persistence, positivity, and enthusiasm will go a long way.