Everyone attending the job search seminar had printed their names on the blank nametags in front of them. Everyone, that is, with the exception of the job hunter who wrote “unemployed” on his tag. The attendee sitting next to him turned and said, “If you think you’re unemployed you will be.” That’s why it’s essential to develop the right attitude when you’re unemployed. Changing your attitude can change your situation.This event reminded me of all the mornings I spent, each Wednesday, standing in line at the New York State Unemployment Office in lower Manhattan to file for weekly unemployment benefits. The whole morning was wasted. Of course collecting unemployment is a lot faster today because it’s done by phone.At any rate, it was my routine, after leaving the unemployment office, to have lunch at a Chinese restaurant nearby. It overlooked the unemployment office. As I was eating lunch there one day, I kept noticing the sign in front of the building I had just left that read: “Unemployment Office.” The word “unemployment” kept repeating itself in my mind uninterruptedly, reinforcing the sad fact that I was unemployed, out of work, on the beach. And maybe even washed up.Then I thought… Read full this story
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