Thursday, December 27, 2007

Longest Unemployed?

This got me thinking from the comments. What's the longest amount of time you've been unemployed? I will probably post a poll as well.

I've only been unemployed 2 weeks. After college I had a job lined up. Then when I switched jobs and got layed off I had another job lined up to start that Monday after. I never had a problem finding a job.

Now sometimes the jobs weren't glamourous, I've waited tables, sorted mail, and worked retail. But they were jobs and they paid something. One of the fastest ways to get a job is through a temp agency. They often can hire you within the week.

What's the longest stint of unemployment?

4 comments:

MEG said...

I have yet to be unemployed since graduating from college. I had a job lined up when I graduated and am still with that company several years later.

krystalatwork said...

I've always had some sort of job since I was 15, and I currently have a part-time job, but this is the first time I'm without a full-time job, post-college. It's been about 5 weeks, and it's not very fun! :)

Fabulously Broke in the City said...

About 7 months. I took off that time when I left a really stressful job and needed to really concentrate on my last year of school... it was worth it. But I wish Ex had gone to work at least :(

Financially Broke said...

The day I turned 16 I started my first job and had been employed everyday until I was 28. November of last year I got out of the Army, and I took 7 months off from working to concentrate on adjusting to being a civilian and restarting my life. I was, however, going to school full time, so it was not like I was just sitting at home on the couch. For me, those 7 months were very beneficial. 10 years in the Army had institutionalized me to a point where going directly into the work force would have been a bomb waiting to explode. (The civilian world just does not match up to the expectations that I had when I left the service.)