Ashamed to be Unemployed

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I flinch when I tell people that I am unemployed, so now I’m saying, “I write for a website.”

I’ve also said, “I work from home.”

Additionally, “I consult.”

This period of my life is helping me to better understand what it feels like when I reorganize a department and eliminate jobs. It’s not that I didn’t have any empathy before my unemployment — but I didn’t have the kind of deep understanding that I have, right now.

I’m bigger than Human Resources (thank god), but the role of Corporate Slacker is tough to shake.

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