When people treat you like a slacker while job-searching.
Just because I am not currently employed does not mean it is because I am not actively looking. So, please, if you talk to me, don't say, "Have you started looking for a job yet? Well, Then why aren't you working? Can't you find anything?" Because I've already heard it. A lot. And even if I were a slacker and hadn't started to look yet, your little attitude there would not be the thing to encourage me.
Hell yeah! For me, the worst form of this pet peeve comes from my father. EVERY fucking time I talk to him, he asks if I've found a job yet.... I just want to post a sign on my forehead with job-search status updates - or maybe CONSTANTLY talk about what soap opera I have been into lately - or my favourite lunch spot for the unemployed taking it easy.
NO kidding! As if being out of work isn't bad enough, you have to deal with the 'lady of leisure' jokes, the "have you looked HERE, did you call them back AGAIN!?, I heard they are hiring at Burger King LOL" crap. Yeah, it's big fun worrying about making your car payment while being unemployed. Why don't you make ANOTHER joke about it, or mention it AGAIN, or offer some obvious and worthless advice too!
— Birna posted 4/13/2009
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