I've spent many years supporting others to find work or to improve thier education and skills. In the main its been an enjoyable and very rewarding job. I've always managed to remain positive, and provide those feeling despare with some hope.
I've been able somehow to assist them in feeling more positive and hopeful, and often, ( not always) they have managed to find work pretty soon after.
Unemployment is easier to deal with when it's not at your door.
If a family member is unemployed, it can be really tough... everyone suffers.
You may witness them descend into self doubt, and see an increase in low moods and despair..
I'm not a Tory.
I do not believe that those who are unemployed are so because of some 'fault of their own' which is often the Tory belief.
I do believe that there are those who stop trying.. and need help to get back on track
People stop trying for different reasons, but ultimately, to stop trying' is often a big cry for help
Work matters because it's so closely linked to our concept of who we are. The wages enable us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
Pay the bills.
It means we don't have to beg , sell sex, lie , cheat or steal from others ( although some still do) to get by.
Work gives us a sense of purpose.. we feel that we are part of society, we contribute. We can hold our heads up somewhat
Ironically an aspect of my job is to try to help people to feel that way even without a job
It's a challenge.. but ultimately it's important.
because as 'gods children'.. we have to try to believe, that we are more than our jobs
We've got to feel good about ourselves...
..who we are when we have... and who we are when we have not
Easier said than done
I guess it helps to hold on to your dreams
You Matter...Good morning x