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I was Mordred writes, "I've been out of work for a while now... however, every cloud must have a silver lining. Tell us your stories of the upside to unemployment."

You can tell us about the unexpected downsides too if you want.

(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 10:02)
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The longest - and only - time that I have been unemployed is one hour. From shortly after midnight to one in the morning. On a Saturday night.

Back in my uni days I was working at a 24-hour "restaurant" (read: overpriced greasemonger's that catered to the post-pub/club crowd). We'd had a series of "altercations" with the staff from one of the local nightclubs who'd come in and trash the place, throw shit around and so on. Which pissed us off as we'd have completed the big clean before they lobbed. The overnight manager and I ended up banning them for good when one night they tried to set fire to the till.

Arrived at work the next night to find out the morons happened to be related to the owner of the restaurant, and the night manager and I were given the hop. This when I arrived for the night shift.

One of my flatmates managed a pizza joint. When I got back home he gave me a job on the spot, I suppose because that meant I could continue paying my share of the rent.

That was twenty years ago now, and the only time I've left a job since has been me quitting because I had something else to go to.

Actually, one of those jobs was a couple of years working at the dole office interviewing people for unemployment. (It's a growth business during a recession...)
(, Fri 3 Apr 2009, 10:57, closed)

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