The job I lost
I was working for a financial services company and stayed there for almost 6 years. I had real friends at work that is supportive of me even up to now. And a supportive direct superior that helped make my stay a little better especially during the troubled times.
I had a non work related run-in with a colleague that triggered everything. I didn't know that my colleague (and later her superior), wanted to punish me because of the "run-in". One thing led to the next. I had to leave to buy the company and management some peace of mind.
What it's like being unemployed
It's quite hard since I am not used to not working. I am in-between jobs for a year and few months now and sometimes it does get the best of me. Like someone who posted his story about this topic, I also feel like a hamster running inside a wheel and it never ends.
There are days, I really just wish that the next interview I get will be the employer that will offer me the job I long for. I have applied for several vacancies, attended interview requests (40% ratio versus applications). Half of the 40% I had to go back a few times (callbacks) thinking it might be it, but they just don't call after my 3rd or 4th interview.
- Even in this situation, I believe we shouldn't lose hope. I go back to praying and believing. This will also end I know and I just have to try and be more patient. It is really hard but there is hope. Asking for what should be meant for us to happen and give us signs for clarity never fails.
- "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13 ESV