On my last post, I was able to list down the good side of being jobless.
I am glad on the feedback/comments received and I couldn't agree more on those who had additional items to point out.
Hence, I am now ready to give you the bad side of being jobless:
Being jobless is not a total freedom from stress. One is so stressed seeking for opportunities and it only gets frustrating when opportunities do not materialize. You are in chains since you have limited resources to spare for your usual activities. In my case, I have less opportunities to play badminton, hav ecoffee with friends and even go to the cinema (considering I'm a movie buff).
To supplement my point on little or no income, investments made will definitely suffer. I am really sad that my purchase on a property (condominium) is hanging by a thread at the moment. To make matters worse, i lost my checking account because an incompetent staff from the developer made a huge mistake. I was forced to cancel my investment from my former employer. Eventhough, I am receiving credits for it, I lost the opportunity of earning at least 400% on stocks alone.
Just when you think getting available for the market (workforce) opens up a wide-range of possibilities, think again. It has nothing to do with skills because I think everyone has a job fit. What if the job you were trained for is not available? Are you going to settle for something less. Depends on the need I guess. The the agony increases as the increase of debts are parallel. Why? You need to survive on your existing bills. Rental, internet, cable and the list goes on. Where do you get to have these paid? None. Choosing the option of borrowing money is the only solution for the moment. Increased options only increases your debt.
I never wanted to leave my company. Seriously, I was planning on building my life successfully with them but I had to leave because of matters that I didn't have any control. This is my advice to all those who take their jobs for granted, there will be consequences and I am positive this post showed that the bad side of being jobless is not fun at all. It is stressful and energy-draining. Think a gazillion times before quitting or leaving your job. WHen you do, make sure you are prepared for it. Be thankful of the job you have right now because the freedom you gain from being jobless is really not a walk in the park.
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