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  • It's not being unemployed that's bad for your health, it's having to by cheap, shiatty food and all that time to drink during the morning that's bad for your health.
  • In breaking news, being poor sucks.
  • 35% higher? I think that is a higher risk than what smokers have. We should tax unemployment immediately like we do cigarettes.
  • At least it's not in Greenland.
    Don't want to go back to that.
  • I dunno, the three months I was laid off were the best three months I'd had for years. Of course, when you've worked the graveyard shift with Wednesday and Thursday off, for several years, suddenly being awake during the daylight hours with weekends off will do wonders for your mental well-being.
  • I'm sure government checks in exchange for Democratic votes will solve EVERYTHING.
  • Good thing Obamacare is "free." Commence being sick all you want.
  • I'm frequently unemployed due to what I do for a living. After every job ands, there is a period of one day to up to a couple weeks, where I am technically "unemployed". These past two months though have felt vastly different and I can attest to the fact that it's had and effect on my mental health at the very least, as well as my physical health. Everyday that goes by where I am unsuccessful at securing work, even though I know my business is going through a very slow period right now, is a another day that puts me into a deep depression. And yes, having to buy cheaper food which leads to less than stellar quality, isn't helping. I've finally been able to get out of the house and help a friend in her business, which seems to be booming at the moment, but it's not what I normally do, and in the end the money isn't near enough for me to live off of. But I can tell you the difference it's made in my self esteem, I feel useful again and like I can weather the slow period until it turns around.

    I'm however, not surprised that people who are unemployed have a 35% higher risk of having a heart attack. There have certainly been days in the past two months, where I felt that I wasn't going to last too much longer without something physical happening. Heart attack or just being hospitalized from the stress of it.
  • Well if you can't buy healthy fresh food you're practically screwed, and if you can't pay for medicine or hospital bills you're left to count on your own natural defenses. Being poor is just as bad as being near death.
  • No, stress is bad for your health. And usually, unemployment is stressful.
  • PacManDreaming: I dunno, the three months I was laid off were the best three months I'd had for years. Of course, when you've worked the graveyard shift with Wednesday and Thursday off, for several years, suddenly being awake during the daylight hours with weekends off will do wonders for your mental well-being.


    I worked that same shift. I think seeing the sunlight again put ten years back on my life expectancy.
  • Study: Having a Bad Job Is Worse than No Job For Mental Health

    What kind of study is this? It's like choosing between eating your shiat or someone else's shiat. Both taste pretty much the same.

    Your mental health would prolly be the last of your worries if you were in that situation
  • I've been unemployed since April 26th. This has been the first time I've been truly unemployed with little to no support network. The unemployment I receive barely covers the bills and "good meals" are far and few between. Any time I get sick, I find a source of Vitamin C and hope to get better rather than worse because I can't afford to go to urgent care.

    shiat sucks. I've been putting out two applications a week since I was let go and have yet to so much as have a call back.
  • Take up running - its free and you'll feel better while losing weight. Stress and heart attacks avoided...
  • Spare Me

    I'm sure government checks in exchange for Democratic votes will solve EVERYTHING.

    Lifelong Democrat here, sorry I wasn't around to vote for Debs, though. This vapid and recondite implication that we're a buncha whores amounts to capitulation, really. Ya catch more flies. . .
  • Sticky Hands: At least it's not in Greenland.
    Don't want to go back to that.


    I would have thought they were on the Denmark unemployment plan, unless the outlasted their four years.

    Spare Me: I'm sure government checks in exchange for Democratic votes will solve EVERYTHING.


    troll

    Mean Daddy: Good thing Obamacare is "free." Commence being sick all you want.


    troll

    SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: No, stress is bad for your health. And usually, unemployment is stressful.


    The most depressed/stressfull I ever was was during a period of un/underemployment right after school. it's enough to turn someone socialist.
  • Wait, is this going to be one of those things like eggs or cell phones that are bad for you then not bad for you then bad for you again?
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    Captain Obvious says "No shiat Sherlock"
  • ltdanman44: Study: Having a Bad Job Is Worse than No Job For Mental Health

    What kind of study is this? It's like choosing between eating your shiat or someone else's shiat. Both taste pretty much the same.

    Your mental health would prolly be the last of your worries if you were in that situation


    You might think so, but based on my own anecdotal experience, you might be wrong.

    I've had truly wretched jobs with awful bosses and hideous hours (it was a graveyard shift, I was the shift manager, and my boss micromanaged EVERYTHING, plus I had to deal with so-called "workers" who only showed up if they felt like it), and after six months I had to quit. My depression was really spiraling out of control. Quitting was probably the best thing I could have done at that point--I felt instantly better, although financially I really needed the work.

    I would say, however, that the job has to be a) really crappy and b) totally uncorrectable by any other means, before no job is better than a bad job.
  • GreenSun: Well if you can't buy healthy fresh food you're practically screwed, and if you can't pay for medicine or hospital bills you're left to count on your own natural defenses. Being poor is just as bad as being near death.


    Yeah, this. I've been broke while being able to grow most of my own food (kind of had to) and while I couldn't. Both were stressful as f--k times, but the latter period was straight up awful. At least when I could grow I could distract myself by getting shiat done in the garden that needed to get done. And some of the amazing meals we had for an absurdly low cost (seeds, few bags of compost spread very, very thinly to add to whatever leaf compost we could manage to add... and the rest was all work hours) really kind of lifted the spirits. But not completely.

    Elzar: Take up running - its free and you'll feel better while losing weight. Stress and heart attacks avoided...


    Yeah, I made much use out of 2 week trial memberships at gyms a few winters back. I'm sure it helped but I don't think all that much. It's hard to gain the stress relief benefits of exercise when you're worrying what else you can do to find some money, any money, otherwise you're f--ked... stress really screws with you mentally and physically. I'm surprised I didn't come out of that with a heart attack.
  • The last time I was unemployed I spent 4 straight months drinking, wanking and laying in the hammock all day.

    I'm surprised I lived through it at all.
  • Mangoose: It's not being unemployed that's bad for your health, it's having to by cheap, shiatty food and all that time to drink during the morning that's bad for your health.


    I was unemployed for a period of time while finishing up my college degree. Actually, I ate healthier because I cooked at home and was able to exercise for free by walking or biking on the trail near my home. I miss having some of the free time but need the money now.
  • Gyrfalcon: PacManDreaming: I dunno, the three months I was laid off were the best three months I'd had for years. Of course, when you've worked the graveyard shift with Wednesday and Thursday off, for several years, suddenly being awake during the daylight hours with weekends off will do wonders for your mental well-being.

    I worked that same shift. I think seeing the sunlight again put ten years back on my life expectancy.


    I got fired about a month ago from the same shift after years. It's a bit weird seeing the sun and not thinking I should be in bed.
  • SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: No, stress is bad for your health. And usually, unemployment is stressful.


    You beat me to it.
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