Last night I was surfing the TV. I came across Preacher Rick Warren talking about dealing with being unemployed. Yup, it was chock full of religion. Funny how he never ever mentioned that in this day and age it is a part of life. And since it is a part of today’s life, one must learn how to deal with it.
Praying after you've lost your job may make you feel better, but it won't help you find a job. Trust me on this, I've been there and known people who've been there.
A few years ago when Bush came into office we were in a RECESSION. Of course, it was all blamed on 9-11. Well, the dot coms had busted, air lines were laying people off, and unemployment reached 12 percent. Of course, the Bush admin only admitted to six percent. Later it came out just how bad it was.
But, praying for a job will not get you a job. I've met people who've had advanced degrees and were painting houses to pay the bills. There is nothing what so ever wrong with doing that. They were working. They were getting paid. They had some money coming in. But praying didn't get them that.
It's sad when someone like Warren gets his face on TV and offering his two cents. It would have been much better for people watching it who had lost their jobs to tell them to use their unemployment and if possible, severance packages to look for work. Or look on how they might use this unemployment to their advantage.
Sadly, that was not forthcoming.