How difficult is it to get work when you are in the depressed state? I am finding the depression is skewing my perceptions of myself and the jobs I am going for. I used to have a well paid programmer job, complete with company car. My depression completely destroyed this situation. I find I am looking for jobs which I would normally never consider. I think its because the depression and the lack of self-esteem I am applying for low-paid retail jobs. I also looked at overnight jobs in warehouses (so people would not be frightened of my ugly face), and courier jobs, where my contact with people would be transient. I no longer believe I am worth having a decent job. Its almost like getting the following letter: Dear Applicant, Thank you for your recent application for the job of Human Being. Unfortunately, you were unsuccessful this time. Does anybody else sometimes feel this way? Am I being overly sensitive about such rejections?