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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-13 06:16 pm

[ SECRET POST #3722 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3722 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
We-e-ell maybe if this BNF didn't spend so much time and energy on a hobby and found a real paying job instead...

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
filling out / handing in job applications and still having hobbies aren't mutually exclusive. sure, unemployed people should obviously apply to as many jobs as possible, but no one can do that for 14 hours a day, every day.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Back when I was unemployed, I had days when I barely filled 14 min with that - simply because there were no new jobs to apply to. "Oh hey, a new job offer! ...that I applied to three days ago on another site. And has shown up on three more since. Yay."
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[personal profile] ninety6tears 2017-03-13 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I won't lie, I had that thought. But it is possible to be in a rut where you have time for hobbies because you've tried and tried and the job offers just aren't happening. And if the original writing is working out at all, that is working for money.
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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't judge. You don't know their situation. Some people are disabled, or otherwise unable to get "a real job."

Personally I make money from my writing, but I'm not going to judge someone who's on food stamps. I'm lucky to be able to earn money and I hope things improve for them.

Honestly sometimes people seem to have zero empathy or to realize that, y'know, not everyone's situation is the same as yours. And yes, we know, you walked two miles to school uphill both ways thru the snow so anyone can do it, right? :/

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[personal profile] digitalghosts 2017-03-14 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
It is weird as seems some commenters never been through a process of getting any assistance - it is long, hard and humiliating. I am very visibly disabled and thus far almost at the end of getting it accepted in UK. At it since 2010. Food stamps in US are a but easier but not much plus they make you constantly have people judge you and anxious and crap - there is also strict criteria and most people who can afford a job to cover their expenses would never make that choice. 300 might buy you food but there is rent, utilities, tax and other expenses.

Someone mentions free courses but none sans basic math and languages exist in my city. Volunteering is usually a scam where places like Oxfam use you as a proper worker while you lose time and transport fees. Never seen any volunteering in admin jobs.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry. That sucks. :(
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[personal profile] digitalghosts 2017-03-14 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
The worst part is - it doesn't suck as am lucky - thousands of people literally died (usually from starvation and it was directly related to Ian Duncan Smith ... scarier is that those are official estimates - from 2k to 4k people). Can't complain at all.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Or doing things that any possible employer could appreciate more than a blank on their cv. Like, you know, talking free courses or even volunteering half-time.

Focusing only on a hobby and expecting it to be their source of income is not a great idea.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course, you have no idea that the BNF is doing that, but no reason why we can't have fun on our high horse, I guess...

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
We're all making assumptions because we know nothing about that specific BNF, so your point is...?

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
This is assuming a lot though, I have a family member who was able to write some books but is on disability for various medical problems.

The reason she can write/maintain her hobbies is because she can write when she's physically able versus a job which would expect her to be there certain hours or else she'd be fired. If she isn't feeling well, she doesn't have to write, and having that option goes a long way when you're ill.

I'm not suggesting this BNF is disabled but there are a number of reasons it can be difficult to find a job. There's a reason hobbies are easier to keep up.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)

I'm on disability myself and the only reason I've been able to hold down a job is because I've found a job where I can pick and choose which days I'm available to work. If I say I'll work a particular day then I HAVE to work that day, which can still be really difficult for me, but once I get booked to work a day, I always make sure I have the next day off, because I know I'll need it to recover. Sometimes I just take an entire week off because I'm feeling depressed and wiped out. If I couldn't set my schedule that way, I don't think I could work at all.

what job is this btw?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
I could use a job like that too. I'm currently going through a mental disorder where I might not thrive in a full time job environment due to my PTSD and social anxiety. It's not other people's fault, but sometimes I go through terrible days where I'm like a zombie and can't get things done. A flexible work environment where I can support myself would be heaven.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
This is pretty much my situation. I don't qualify for assistance, but am unable to physically do a job that requires any sort of energy level on a regular basis. I work really hard at writing, and i'm fortunate it's working out for me (there are not a lot of other options right now, to be honest), but it largely works because it's not so physical and I can control my hours and do more on my good days to balance out the bad days.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-13 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, living on food stamps is way too luxurious of a lifestyle, amirite?
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[personal profile] sarillia 2017-03-13 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Did I miss the part of the secret that said this person definitely doesn't have a job?
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[personal profile] digitalghosts 2017-03-14 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Not really xD but people discuss lack of their job a lot. Logical is they had it as 300 does not cover living costs anywhere.
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[personal profile] sarillia 2017-03-14 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just surprised that even the people arguing with this comment seem to be accepting the premise that this person must not have a job. Which is ridiculous. There's such a thing as the working poor.

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
You can have a job and still be poor.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
So, tell me, where are these amazing, "real paying" jobs that hire individuals who are only functional a few days a week, who cannot have a set schedule, and work much more slowly than a person without disabilities/limitations? I'd LOVE to know!

I'm not the writer in the secret (I'm fortunate enough to have been approved for disability due to brain damage), but my output fluctuates greatly dependent upon my health. My average words per month is about 30K, but that's taking into account the months I barely break 5K AND the months I can get 75K pounded out.

I may seem a little heated, but this argument gets me hot under the collar since so many think that those who can't work are just lazy, rather than having any extenuating circumstances.
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[personal profile] illiadandoddity 2017-03-14 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, fuck you, buddy. I have filled out over 200 applications since November, and only slowed down on applying because I literally ran out of places in my local area that I hadn't already applied to. The only responses I've gotten back have been about a dozen form e-mails saying "thanks, but no thanks."

Never assume that someone who doesn't have a job isn't trying to get hired.
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(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
This, so fucking much. Anything "just get a job"-anon can think of to get hired has been thought of, tried (multiple times), and/or dismissed because reality set in.

Like when someone chirped in with "Just apply outside your local area--" and I had to stop myself from exploding because what the hell makes you think I can afford moving or getting a car while unemployed?

And hey, the place I'm employed at now? Got there by pure chance, not because I gave up all my hobbies to jobhunt.