At least I'm making money

At least I'm making money

When your working but you still have friends in college :(

Don't worry man, being unemployed gets old real quick. Before you know it, you're watching soaps for 4 hours every afternoon.

When you're working and have no friends :(

When you're unemployed and have no friends

that sounds absolutely horrifying

When you're free to do what you like, but loathe yourself for being a waste of space

When u r ded

I wish

Haveing parents with money must be nice.

...yeah, it is!

I hate when I get home and theirs still no new content

me too thanks

I'm employed and I basically nonstop reddit for 8 hours a day.

this is me. right now at this very minute.

unemployed. broke as fuck because the state is screwing me on my benefits this month. i've left my bed twice today- to piss and take a swig of orange juice. and because i have no money, i've resorted to starving myself instead of paying for food. so in the last 24+ hours, i've eaten a banana.

And then remember you have nothing, and no one to spend it on

times are tough but you'll get through this man. ramen noodles are cheap, pb&j are cheap, you got this. YOU CAN DO THIS. LETS DO THIS. LETS GO

Man use some. Fuck what other people think.

Me just wondering how can they afford such things.

Do you mean,"funemployed" friends?

Every time you feel sad just check that bank statement boi.

Edit: auto correct

Throwing your life away like that, you'll never grow as a human without binge watching 26 seasons of something!

Graduate school is not confined by your silly weekday conventions.

I'm unemployed, I'd rather be able to sleep at night and not feel like a piece of shit all the time, it's not worth it

Squilliam agrees

O man... that and when I wake up in the mornings, check Reddit, and see that it's basically the same cause I barely slept. This is definitely close to the top of my First World Problems list right now.

I think there was even a shower thought or something about this recently.

I'm unemployed in college and my parents make a decent amount of money but I feel super guilty if I use any of it so I just stay broke af until I find a job

A few years ago I quit my old job when I got sick of my boss bouncing my paycheck every week. I live in a cheap apartment, in an area with reasonable cost of living, with no loans or debts, and had saved a lot of money due to the job paying so well VS. my actual financial needs.

I took 10 months off, then had my friend hook me up with a job at his place that won a large contract.

I'm either very blessed or very lucky to fall ass backwards into these situations. I felt like Kramer on Seinfeld, and would do it again in a second if I could.

My roommate already finished Madmen in a couple weeks, and he's on a show that has 26 seasons right now.

I, uh, go to work. I don't make too much progress on shows.

No but you open the tab see theres nothing new, check you youtube see nothing new, check your email...nothing new. Then repeat.

When your 30, live at home, work 40-45 hours a week, eat soup for most meals, but your friend who hasn't had a job in 7 years texts you that he made lobster tails last night and they were delicious. While your at work.

Other way around in grad school...

It's Friday night and I'm working on a report due tomorrow, while all my employed friends are out drinking.

but then you're friends with the type of people who use

There was once a US businessman who vacationing by the beach in a Brazilian village.

As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite a few fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?”

The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

“Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch even more?” The businessman asked in an astonished tone.

“This is enough to feed my family,” the fisherman said.

The businessman then asked, “So, what do you do for the rest of the day?”

The fisherman replied, “Well, I usually wake up early in the morning, go out to sea and catch a few fish, then go back and play with my kids. In the afternoon, I take a nap with my wife. When evening comes, I join my buddies in the village for a drink — we play guitar, sing and dance throughout the night.”

The businessman offered a suggestion to the fisherman. “I am a PhD in business management. I could help you to become more successful! From now on, you should spend more time at sea and try to catch as many fish as possible. Sell the extra fish at the market. When you have saved enough money, you could buy a bigger boat and catch even more fish. Soon you will be able to afford to buy more boats, set up your own company, your own production plant for canned food and a distribution network to get your product into stores worldwide. By then, you will have moved out of this village and to Sao Paulo, where you can set up a headquarters to manage your other branches.”

The fisherman continues, “And after that?”

The businessman laughs heartily, “After that, you can live like a king in your own house, and when the time is right, you can go public and float your shares in the Stock Exchange, and you will be rich.”

The fisherman asks, “And after that?”

The businessman says, “After that, you can finally retire, you can move to a house by the sea, wake up early in the morning, catch a few fish, then return home to play with kids, have a nice afternoon nap... with... ”

Just sell your brain on the Cuban black market

We working diligently today means I'll be able to have all the fun I want when I'm 72. How does cocaine affect a 72 year old heart?

People work their whole lives trying to be successful while making fun of people for being successful. If you have money, use it. The rest are just bitter.

Yo tambien gracias

The reply of someone who is broke.

No job, no money to do the things you want to do

Have job, don't have time to do the things you want to do

get a job?

Brah ramen, eggs, beans, brown rice. Frozen chicken if you want to feel like a millionaire.

Just finished a 6 month lay-off. I looked at it as a 6 month opportunity to do nothing but my favorite hobbies.

I read several books (re-read LOTR and The Hobbit, Harry Potter, and a few others that I haven't read before), took free online classes for HTML then CSS then Java, when it was warm I rode my bike and played disc golf every day, picked up a bunch of scrap lumber and pallets for free and built a new desk, learned how to completely disassemble and reassemble all my guns, learned how to build a computer (then built one after spending about a month shopping around /sub/buildapcsales), trained my cats to go on walks outside with little kitty harnesses, cleaned the ever living fuck out of my apartment (spent like 4 days cleaning), watched about twenty different netflix series, played video games, spent time with friends and family that I don't normally spend time with, the list goes on. Basically when you're unemployed you have can no longer say "but I don't know how" because you now have unlimited time and every thing you need to know is available on the internet, and almost guaranteed someone has already made a YouTube tutorial

I thought 6 months would drag on and I'd want to die by the end, but I honestly didn't want to go back. If I won the lottery I don't think I'd ever work another day in my life.

It was a bit of luck mixed with your sensible money habits. I say you deserved it for being smart and actually saving for a rainy day.

You are going to die either way, judging people for "wasting" their life makes just as little sense as binge watching 26 seasons of something.

:( too real

We're broke and depressed.

Fill your car with gas so you're not tempted to eat

I kinda stopped using snapchat 2 weeks after i got unemployed. The fuck am i gonna snapchat? Me eating rice for the 7th time that week?!

It will get better. Just need to get beyond this sudden wall that I've hit that's seemingly comprised of people telling me "No."

What is wrong with you people.

8 hours

Lol try 16

Check out /sub/wholesomememes for some distractions and to maybe trick yourself into being happy. Fake it until you make it applies here. Muster through it. You can and you will.

I'm pretty sure he was joking.

And then you remember student loans are a mother fucker

Having a dick that's too big.

Is reddit really that entertaining? I reddit like 30 minutes a day but play video games in most of my free time


Wut why would the paper be due on a saturday

What kind of girl gets into a relationship with a guy with no job?


one who wants to fix him

26 seasons? Must be a shonen anime.

Been there friend.

Food is #1, and pretty much no matter where you are there should be some sort of food bank. If it's out of reach look for public transport or post on Craigslist offering any type of service (not sexual.. services like washing their car, mowing their lawn, walking their dog, etc) you can think of in lieu of payment. I've done this before and it sucks but there's usually someone out there willing to help if you ask. A lot of time food banks will either offer some type of delivery or can put you in touch with someone willing to offer a ride. It took me about 2 weeks of being hungry all day every day to finally realize food shelters aren't just for homeless people, anyone can be down on their luck and that's why people are always there to help. If you can't find a food bank try a local church or community center. If you don't have any of those options, as horrible as it sounds I used to dumpster dive behind restaurants. Little Ceasars was my favorite because they'd always toss whole pizzas still in the box. Then I'd just take it home and reheat it a slice at a time. Obviously don't go picking veggies out of your neighbors trash, but there are some good things out there that get tossed.

The other thing is making use of your time. Yea you can sit at home and do nothing but play on reddit and that's okay, but there are also a million things you can do for free. I used to go to the public library and grab a book and sit down in a dark corner and read the whole thing then leave which would kill several hours. Another thing that's free and extremely beneficial to your mental well-being is exercise. You don't have to run or join a gym or learn crossfit. I used to ride my bike (that I got for free from the junk yard and paid $10 for a new tire) to the disc golf park early in the mornings when it was empty, and spend a few hours walking around the woods and tall grasses looking for discs. I ended up with about 10 discs in 2 or 3 weeks and then spent the next month or two disc golfing almost every day. I traded an old mechanical keyboard to some guy on Craigslist in exchange for an Olympia typewriter and spent a few weeks learning about how they work then took it apart, cleaned it, and put it back together. If you want to chill at home in bed you can do that too but you've got the time, check out online courses in programming or excel or any other thing you could think of that might be useful or interesting. 100% guaranteed there will be a free course online somewhere (Lynda, Khan Academy, etc). I spent like 2 months reading posts from /sub/buildapc and watching Linus Tech Tips videos to learn how to build computers even though I couldn't afford to buy anything at the time.

What I found to be almost universally true for just about everything I tried is there is an inverse relationship between time and money spent on a project/hobby. You can spend less time/effort and spend more money on equipment, or you can spend more time/effort being crafty and save your money.

Anyways I'm sure nobody will read all this but if you do, best of luck to you! If you make a conscious effort, things will improve over time. Just remember to take things one step and one day at a time and if you get overwhelmed it's okay to ask for help!

My 6 months of unemployment were the best six months of my life lol

If you're unemployed and bored you're doing it wrong. If you're on state unemployment and you're bored you're a fucking idiot. You're literally being paid to do nothing, why not get paid to learn a new skill at your own pace or pick up new hobbies (or old hobbies)? I'm not saying you can't sit and binge the entire Scrubs series but if you're at the point where you're mindlessly scrolling through channels why not do something else with your time?

I'm employed and still feel like a piece of shit

Having a job and the bills paid doesn't mean you aren't broke.

When you're working and in college 👎

Or Cops.

Conveniently leaves out the the dirt floor the fisherman shares with his six kids in a Hut built out of reeds and mud. Or the lack of health insurance or what happens to the fisherman after an unfortunate accident takes his hand off and he has to watch his family starve to death.

In contrast I have an assignment due this Saturday at 11:59 PM for a 200 level undergraduate media study course, so I dunno.

Full time student and working full time. Class all day because of work, work all night because of class.

All my coworkers are adults who do normal things in their free time because their free time is at a normal time to do normal things.

All my college friends get high and play video games when they're not in class because their families are well off enough to pay their tuition/rent/everything.

My catchphrase these days is, "Sounds like fun."

Thats when you pick up PC gaming and Cars as a hobby. It fixes the excess income issue.

7 years??

He has not had a job since I started my last job which was about 7 years ago. He does the occasional odd job. He lived at home with his mom while going to school for a degree he got about 3-4 years ago but has not gotten a job in that field. He moved out of his moms into his girlfriends, married her, and then they moved into his dads. I have seen him less and less since she came around and our conversation have gone from long drawn out once to more of quick brief updates. Im living with my mom but working full time and she knows Im saving to move out.

Imagine if you didn't enjoy gaming.

Yeah, you'll remember all that money on your deathbed.


I used to be friends with this annoying kid that wasn't doing anything with his life. He's in his early 20's, no job, not in school, living at home, but very self-righteous for whatever reason. If you wanna be a bum fine that's your deal, but he always tried to act like he was better than the rest of us.

He sent a group message to about 8 of us once telling us to get on Splatoon. At noon. On a Tuesday.

The first person replied, "Dude, I'm at work."

Soon after, someone else replied, "Same."





He got all pissy, "You guys suck!" and left the chat.

Its complicated but it boils down to two things in my opinion - Shes latches onto a guy she can control or she latches on anyone that will look past her medical problems.

Until I get my first paycheck in three weeks I have ten dollars for food and gas, so I'm going to let my body eat itself instead of buying food

Who cares were goin in my

I do the exact same thing