By ironorr - 26/01/2010 00:41 - United States

Today, I've been unemployed for a year. For the last six months I had been trying for a good paying job at a great company, who kept saying they would hire me when the economy improves. Three weeks ago I gave up and moved 2 hours away. Guess who just called to finally offer me a job. FML
I agree, your life sucks 30 102
You deserved it 3 694

ironorr tells us more.

I moved because my lease was ending, and my landlord decided to jack up my rent if I decided to renew. I could no longer afford the rent, so I moved back to the area where I grew up since rent is way cheaper being so far from a city. Also, I have a potential job opportunity in the spring in this area. There were many factors leading me to make the decision to move, and all signs were pointing to the aforementioned company never actually giving me a job. But you're right. I'm a horrible person, so I totally deserve to have unfortunate things happen to me.

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Joke's on them. It isn't improving.

Move back? Or just drive the two hours to buy the gas.

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you said it pays good, so move back, problem solved.

Move back? Or just drive the two hours to buy the gas.

I agree. If the job is really worth it, spending a bit more money on gas each week will not do much to your budget and savings. OR you can always commute if it isn't too hectic to do so.

drive 2 hours 1 way? u've got to be kidding me

I can't move back, because I can't afford to break the lease here. And I can't commute, because the job requires that I be on call for emergencies, and I would need to be at the facility within 30 minutes of being notified.

Joke's on them. It isn't improving.

That sucks. Hope your new job works out better.

YDI for being unemployed for a year. Maybe shouldve tried more than one company.

I'm sure he applied to more than one job. He was just focusing on this one for FML. OP, take the job. You're lucky. I've been unemployed for over a year and no luck on the job front at all. Commuting is better than nothing.

Did you actually apply to any other companies? If not YDI

As a matter of fact, I applied to many many companies. This was simply the only one that was showing any promise. Every other company said out right that they were not hiring anyone. This one was at least willing to string me along.

that sucks.. the economy is horrible my dad has been out of work for a year too and it's getting really hard for our family.

well, the upside is that your new commute will provide you with enough time to learn the difference between adjectives and adverbs.

Well paying job?

I agree with 9. You've put in the groundwork for the job you want and you'll only be waiting longer for a job close to your new place.

I don't know how ppl do it on the eastcoast. but here in California it's called a commute.

Same here in the east coast, I've know a number of people who commute that long to work just to live away from the city but still work there.

murphy's law is a law.

Dude this suspense is killing me!! who called??

Bill gates?