Why is it so fucking hard to get a job? How is it that so many people are denied the most basic means to support themselves when there is so much wealth and when scientific and technological capabilities are so high? Is it any wonder that suicides go up when unemployment goes up? For me here's the average cycle: 1) Scrounge the online ads, temp agencies and personal contacts for any kind of job opportunity. Sacrifice incomprehensible amounts of time, energy and dignity. 2) Find three kinds of jobs: -jobs that pay a ton but require years of specialized training -jobs that pay very little that literally anyone can do but the hirers still want someone with experience (can't assume someone knows how to clean a toilet unless they've already done it for 2 years) -jobs that I'm completely qualified for but have to compete with thousands of other people to get 3) Apply for jobs with little hope of getting any of them. Fill out dozens of irritating application forms with the exact same information that is already on my resume. Possibly become dismissed from consideration just because I left out a comma, didn't capitalize the job title, or misunderstood the incompetently written instructions. Wait for weeks without an answer or phone call while repeating step 1. I have a college degree and about 4 years of work experience, yet this has been my daily existence for MONTHS. I can't stand all the wasted time and effort. I really, REALLY want to kill myself.