“Whenever I become unemployed, I almost immediately feel like crap about myself for it. I don't have the confidence to apply somewhere else, and part of the reason (although there are many) is that I think I'm not someone unless I have a job, I'm not good enough, and I feel ashamed. I imagine that people look down on me all the time for it. I don't know if it's ever true, but it shouldn't matter. I want stop letting so many lies in and focus on who I am truly. Hopes, dreams, loves, etc.”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.