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So, last time I checked in I shared my woes about being recently unemployed, sick, and working on passing some kidney stones.
One of the three is over with. I'm still coughing 5 weeks later, although I don't feel as sick as I was.
I was unemployed for only 2 weeks when I interviewed and was quickly hired for a new job. My job was selling over the phone. I knew from before that sitting at a desk all day was not something I was well suited to, due to my IH, but I was willing to give it a try, since it sounded like it was a fairly busy and engaging job. I was wrong. I made 200+ phone calls a day to bar-owners who just wanted to get rid of me. I was at it for 7 solid days, spoke to maybe 75 people, and made one sale. I got yelled at and hung up on. That's not the bad part. The bad part was sitting still for 2 hours at a time. Not long into it, my head started to cloud up, and the EDS kicked in hard-core. It was the worst slog I've ever had to endure. I was popping ibuprofen by the handful and crashing immediately after work. I could barely interact with my friends, and I could only sit in front of the TV when I was conscious.
I talked to the boss today and laid it out. I was hoping to last longer, since the pay was good, and everyone there was super cool and encouraging. He decided to let me go, since it was obvious I wasn't going to make it. The good news is that I'll at least be getting unemployment while I continue to keep looking. I'm feeling pretty depressed over the whole thing. I feel like 50% of the jobs out there have just been ruled out, and I'm likely to be working crappy or hard-labor jobs for the rest of my life at little pay. I'm just about 30, and I'm starting all over. It's a good thing I have inexpensive tastes.
I've been hearing similar stories here for years, and while I felt sympathetic, I couldn't relate. I was lucky enough to have had pretty active jobs for the last 10 years, and didn't realize how hard it was for people with N. I haven't hit bottom, or even some of the lows I've heard here, but I think I can see it from where I am now.
Things will get better, but I might have to move back in with my parents (again, at 30), and they might get worse before that. I'm going to relax and recharge this weekend, but as usual, thought I'd drop by here for a little support. You guys are always here for me :) Thanks, guys.