How to Become Unemployed in 7Easy Steps
If your job is getting in the way of your life, now is the perfect timeto get laid off.
, there's no stigma attached to not workingsince so many are unemployed. The unemployment rate is almost10% and the underemployment rate -- adding in those who gaveup looking for a job and those who took part-time jobs even thoughthey want full-time work -- is close to 20%. You'll be part of aselect, albeit growing, group.
, many states offer generous unemployment packages andthe federal government may extend benefits because of the weakeconomy. And
, if you're anything like me, this recession hascaused me to relax a little too much. Gone are the days of worryand anxiety. A few bounced checks and calls from creditors may be just what you need to add some spark to your life.I tend to leave work-related advice to others, but since I see somany people toiling away their days working, I felt it was mymission to give you a few solid tips on how to stop giving up yourday just because you need to pay rent and buy food. Carpe diem!Here's how to become unemployed in seven easy steps:1.
Even if you're really smart, you can still nail thisstep because it has nothing to do with your intelligence andeverything to do with your attitude. Make sure you have a the-company's-going-down-and-I'll-probably-be-fired mentality so youwon't work as hard and care as much.2.
Don't learn anything new.
You're a know-it-all already,right? So whatever you do, be sure not to take a computer class orgraphic design workshop. Do not earn your degree or get thatdesignation you've been putting off. And certainly do not becomemore valuable to your current employer and more appealing to anew employer by using a few of your other 8 hours to boost yourskills.3.
Stick to your job description.
If your employer wants you tolearn something new, they should pay you more. If they can't