What the heck is Unemploymentville?>

What the Heck IS Unemploymentville?

Unemploymentville is:
- a friendly, helpful place for people who are out-of-work
- an online supportive community for the unemployed and underemployed
- a way of looking at being out of a job that tries to bring humor and a new light to what can otherwise be kind of a dark place

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How Losing My Job Cost Me My Marriage – Why It Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

How Losing My Job Cost Me My Marriage – Why It Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

134 days after I got married, I lost my job.  134 days is a very short amount of time before being forced to deal with the harsh realities of the real world.  That line in your vows – “for richer or poorer” – was quickly put to the test. Spoiler alert: we failed.  However, losing my job wasn’t the main reason why my marriage failed.  I will say, that although it may seem as though this is not a happy…

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On Why I Wrote This Book – Escape from Unemploymentville – Cover

On Why I Wrote This Book – Escape from Unemploymentville – Cover

On Why I Wrote this Book I recently had a horrible, awful stay in Unemploymentville and I wanted to make the place a bit better for the next person passing thru. Unemploymentville can be incredibly lonely despite millions of people living there. By sharing our experiences we receive the comfort of thinking, “Oh, you too? I’m not the only one.” An outsider with no extended stays in Unemploymentville might ask, “How could you possibly feel alone in any aspect of…

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What’s the WORST Advice on Job Loss or Job Hunting You Ever Got??

What’s the WORST Advice on Job Loss or Job Hunting You Ever Got??

Let’s face it, some advice really stinks! What’s the WORST advice you received on job loss or job hunting? I’m compiling a top 10 (or maybe I should call it bottom 10) list and so I’m asking for input. Entries selected will be paid $25 to be included in Escape from Unemploymentville book. But first let me answer the question myself. The WORST job loss/job hunting advice I received was… “Don’t feel bad.” This advice came from a few family…

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What’s The Best Advice You Received on Job Loss or Job Hunting?

What’s The Best Advice You Received on Job Loss or Job Hunting?

What’s the best advice you received on job loss or job hunting? I’m compiling a top 10 list and so I’m asking for input. Entries selected will be paid $25 to be included in Escape from Unemploymentville book. But first let me answer the question myself. The best job loss/job hunting advice I received was… “Take a break. Don’t even think about a job or looking for one for at least 3 or 4 days.” These words of wisdom came…

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Get That Next Job – Read More Now

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Get That Next Job – Read More Now

Below is an excerpt of John Fugazzie’s interview for Escape from Unemploymentville: As I kept applying for jobs, we have what we call the black hole where you just send resumes and you never hear back from anybody. Basically, as I was finding it more and more difficult, I really started to try and figure out what’s different and what is the solution. I went to a networking group. Some lady had started a networking group.  She had four, five friends…

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Unable to Work, Battling Depression… My Story

Unable to Work, Battling Depression… My Story

Throughout my working life, becoming unemployed had always been one of my biggest fears, and one that fear turned into reality when I was forced to give work up due to ill health. When it happened, it couldn’t have been at a worse time. With declining health and mobility, and my doctor saying a firm “No” to going out to work, getting another job seemed impossible. All I could see was a lifetime ahead of me of claiming benefits, and…

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