Yes, unemployment sucks.
It is a Bad Thing.
It will mean A More Difficult Future.
It is often the End of A Dream,
Fortunately, it’s not the end of the world.
Getting a leg blown off in Afghanistan sucks,
flunking out of school sucks,
getting sued for a couple of million
because your dog bit a downtown lawyer sucks,
discovering you have
discovering that your wife or your kids have cancer sucks
Listen, I cried in public two of the times I was canned, I wake
up in the middle of the night and start going through all the terrible
things that could happen to me and my family now that I’m without a job,
I’m pretty well defined by my work so being without a job with
responsibility and respect takes a big chunk out of my ego; if I wasn’t
raised by a raging alcoholic, I’d probably have one or two nights of
solid drinking and bemoaning the unfairness of the universe.
So give yourself a break, rend your garments, cover your head
with ashes and bemoan your fate. Bitch and moan, tell the family dog how
your boss is a moron and how everyone was after you and how no one
understood what a great job you did and how it’s all just so unfair.
OK, all done?
Now suck it up and deal with it.