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It is easy to assume that we entrepreneurs do not get "jobless" sometimes but that is not the case. Sometimes, in between that DRYSPELL of getting clients everything slows down including CASH.

It was in such a situation that I got the idea of creating an ANONYMOUS network where jobless people can share their day-to-day struggles. In just 1 day I coded together I Am Jobless!™.

May be you are there wondering when that Interview/Phone Call will ever come. You are ever worried about how you will pay your rent. You do not need to agonize alone. There are so many of us out here. This is where you can get to read other peoples' unemployment struggles. You can sympathize with them or even have a hearty laugh about it all.

JOBLESSNESS is just a season; a state. It will pass. And when you finally get that job you have always been dreaming of you'll look back at all this and smile.

Twinspark the Dev

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Ted says, #36

  Screw that guy. Ati I am over-qualified for the position. Screw that guy. Back to the streets to continue my job search.  

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Posted 4 days ago

Terry says, #35

  I have been jobless for the last 7 years.I consistently apply to job opportunities,I get interviews but most of them turn out to be rejections.My Economics degree is not helping anymore actually I have become a burden to my family.
I have hated myself for being a laughing stock to the society.Sometime back I went into depression but sought for counseling that helped me out.  

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Posted 12 days ago

Mera says, #34

  Hi anybody who hates rejection emails like I do? Afadhali kutojua๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ over the past 4 weeks I have received a rejection email each week and just for good measure last week I had two in one day! Wooow like one wasn't painful enough sigh๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ on the other side I have applied for every job and internship available still nothing on the horizon sometimes I laugh hysterically coz I can't cry anymore๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚then people think i'm mad๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ anyway I have decided to start a kasmall business of selling doughnuts and cinnamon rolls so if you would like some hallar at me ey help a girl out๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š  

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Posted 17 days ago

Blueberry says, #33

  Thought I would be employed or at least interning somewhere by now kumbe I was just cheating myself. The embarrassment that comes with being jobless is not even funny. Let's not even mention the depression.
Failure always follows me like a bad smell aki  

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Posted 19 days ago

Ace says, #32

I Am At Work!

  #AmAtWork The beauty of Night shift.

No endless distractions.
Fewer people working in the block.
No hooting out there.
Enough space to maneuver since there are few people in the corridors.

You can do so much at these hours even write a book or something if your employer allows it.

The only problem is the pesky MOSQUITOES!!!  

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Posted 23 days ago

Anon. says, #31

  I'm Sonnie

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Posted 28 days ago

Anon. says, #30

  Day 822,
Update: I got a part time internship, no pay but it's okay. It's something that is better than nothing. Something that keeps me busy and less depressed. Let's give it a shot and see where it goes  

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Posted 1 month ago

Amos says, #29

  Let's say it was a restructure not sacking. Let me see if I can restart this swim instructor side hustle again. At late 40's I am not that old.

So last week but one spent my time moving around local swimming pools to see if there is an opportunity. Knocked on a few doors here and there. Lucky enough got one. Initial "interview" I had to meet the proprietors. I could sense them measuring me up. OK, this beer gut needs to go but how else will it disappear? These guys need to give me this job. I swear I can beat some of the young guys to a butterfly stroke race. Proprietors set the day for a "physical exercise" to gauge how fit I am on Wednesday last week. Dutifully went. There was a 20-something guy who was placed to evaluate my proficiency. During a backstroke lap failed to see I had reached the end of the pool and I hit my head on the wall. Almost felt like socking this young man and his girlfriends for laughing at me.

I know my age is showing but I won't stop with this. I'll inform you whether I got the job. Plus, who knows, I might start a blog on how to lose that beer gut. See ya!  

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Posted 1 month ago

Mera says, #28

  Hi i'm new here finally a place to vent and not feel all alone๐Ÿ˜Š this world is harsh I remember how I used to be involved in so many activities in university eti building my cv ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚eh joke of the century we are still jobless and depressed sometimes all you have to do is laugh coz the continuous tears on a daily have dried up your eyes. So cheers to you jobless comrades ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿปwe shall keep the hope alive till it dies๐Ÿ˜‚  

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Posted 1 month ago

Mm says, #27

I Got A Job!

  Mungu asifiwe finally got a job #GotAJob  

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Posted 1 month ago

Anon. says, #26

  Day 809 since I graduated and no job, no internship, no attachment... Walking around offices in town dropping applications only for them to end up in the trash. Being so broke I have to choose whether to print one more cv or buy bundles. Isolating myself from former uni friends who seem to be prospering in their lives. Depressed doesn't even cut it to what I feel every single day.  

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Posted 1 month ago

Sal the Agronomist says, #25

  At the usual greenhouse where we plant nyanyas, cabbages and hoho. Now the thing is these farmhands can be so difficult to deal with. They don't water the plants when you are not around. Then they poorly mix the herbicides
Let us hope this batch does not die like the previous one. #AmAtWorkk  

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Posted 1 month ago

Kay says, #24

  Yet another year to file NIL tax returns. Sigh!  

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Posted 1 month ago

Anon. says, #23

  No joke, my applications sent has rolled over 100. I am stuck in a sex-tourism city with no opportunities, inability to move due to my single mother and I being the only family left and we've a house that just won't sell, and can't be left. It's all of our assets. Giving for rent will only end up in a negative loss No-one's been earning for years, we've only been spending 3 years for sure, waiting for me to graduate, and I'm still of no use. Moving elsewhere will not only leave my older mother alone, unable to bring her along unless we hire gardeners, housekeepers, pool-cleaners etc... And whatever job I get won't be able to cover me, my rent, AND my house and my mother. I can't work remote because I need a local-visa to stay in this country. My 'temporary' visa will end soon and I'll be forced out of the country. Back to my country? Not an option until we sell this damn house, because THERE we'll surely end up on the street. How'd it get this bad. On top of it all, interviewers here have no business communications skills, are completely tactless, impolite, lack any respect for a young worker like myself. Running out of options.  

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Posted 1 month ago

Gman says, #22

I Am At Work!

  #AmAtWork People always see me smartly dressed and easy going. When they hear I'm an IT Technician they think I'm well off. Little do they know at work I'm overworked and underpaid with bills piling. Raised issue with the management for a raise wamekataa. I just feel exploited coz honestly I go on a limb for this people and they dont appreciate me. No psych to go to work in the morning anymore I just feel like staying home. Anyways I've decided i'm quitting and start my own repair shop from my house lol. Guys even if you get a job know your worth and stick by it.  

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Posted 2 months ago

Juma says, #21

  So now that I've been trekking the whole week searching for a job I should be the Brand Ambassador of Johnny Walker. Like seriously, my soles will begin to slant in the next 3 weeks if this is what is called "tarmaking".

I hear Eko Dydda used to trek from one end of Nairobi to another just to get a recording deal. This one should give me some motivation. Now that it is Sato time to catch up with buddies at the local kinyozi we know what's what. Then in the evening, polish your only pair of shoe for next week's Great Trek. :-(  

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Posted 2 months ago

d_o_o_b says, #20

I Got A Job!

  #GotAJob Woohoo!!  

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Posted 2 months ago

Kayole ni Nyumbani says, #19

  Now it's time to laze around at the local eatery. Then we will head back to the offices with toothpicks in our mouths pretending we ate meat yet it is the usual ugali - bean stew.

We Nairobians know how to pretend. You see everyone sharp, well-dressed in the morning but during lunch time we are at the local kibanda. It's like those UON gals who look upmarket but during lunch time they are eating at that kapoint next to Kenya National Theater where a mama has set up shop selling food to people.

Anyway, how many days do we have till 5 p.m?  

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Posted 2 months ago

Anon. says, #18

  09:16 Ebu tungojee chai ya 10.  

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Posted 2 months ago

Mweow says, #17

I Am At Work!

  #AmAtWork guysssss.....funny part is i cant remember applying it. You know those ones you are always waiting for ...refreshing your email,deleting spam kila time to make sure you don't miss out......haikua hiyo. This time i got a response i din't even expect ,i was like whose the Queen.Fuck i felt so glad.
Mum said God applied it for me , mweoybe.....purrrrrherps.....
coughs fur ball*  

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Posted 2 months ago

Anon. says, #16

  So there is this guy who has done Elec Engineering in Poly. Now the problem is the dude is currently job searching. But he has deviced some cunning way of at least making some money on the side. He's got some "contract" I don't know how on some office building to maintain the lights. All are fluorescent tubes.

Now this guy knows that if all the lights are functioning he's out of work and you know how those tubes can stay for months before they haribika. So what the guy does is when he is called in to check he will check the lights then he will kiujanja take away the starters of some the lights and go away with them. End month, he's called ati some lights are not working. He'll jifanya that he's bought new starters. He'll then proceed to "fix" those lights that are not working with the starters. Then he'll be paid for fixing the problem. Kumbe this time he'll take starters from other lamps and go away with them waiting to be called again to "fix" the problem.  

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Posted 2 months ago

Human Burrito says, #15

  So, these graduate internships that take you through a 4 step application process, ask you to bring with you dragon glass dipped in the blood of a virgin unicorn only to pay you a monthly stipend of, ebu mguezz.. 8,000 baab!!

Is it crack that they smoke?

Anyway back to doing the dishes, ateast meals are free here.  

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Posted 2 months ago

Kayole ni Nyumbani says, #14

I Am At Work!

  #AmAtWork conning people ati "Self-employed as a Brand Strategist".

Kwanza which agency in this Nairobbery teaches people how to finesse? I want to apply to escape kukosa kazi.

Catch Me If You Can!!  

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Posted 2 months ago

Kayole ni Nyumbani says, #13

  It seems conning people in this country can be a good job. What can stop us jobless people from getting into it.

1. You can get media attention ata local dailies can feature you as a "brand strategist".
2. Office renters can open their doors for you even those along Ngong Road.
3. You can win "16.5 million shillings" just like that.
4. Radio stations are willing to give you interviews.

And the biggest of them all...

4. You can get to buy nyanyas for ladies who want to work with you.  

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Posted 2 months ago

Jymo says, #12

I Am At Work!

  #AmAtWork Night shift na kadhalika  

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Posted 2 months ago

Anon. says, #11

  What the heck?

You go 4 years in campus, learn Algorithms, Data Structures, Data Types and all that math only to be employed as a programmer for 15K per month.  

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Posted 2 months ago

zee says, #10

  i have been jobless for a longtime i even added on a certification so that i could increase my chances of getting employed but nothing came i had previously volunteered in my line of work last week i started an attachment to keep me occupied i am doing It support in a company and there people there treating me like i know nothing i have done It support before and i know stuff i am already bored this is not coming from the staff of the company anyway its my second week let me see what happens as the days go by  

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Posted 2 months ago

Mweow says, #9

  MweOw is back.....and remember i said i got a job place.....well i was in fur land coz niga said compensation wasn't guaranteed .....i was like ....this kitty don't purr for anybody.
And i did the walk.......kidding.
We talked through the phone , so i'm back to applications again.
I blame you guys....you din't wish me luck ๐Ÿ˜ผ  

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Posted 2 months ago

Anon. says, #8

  Now that the CBK atheist is now jobless which youth will be given that job? Ni swala nyeti.  

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Posted 2 months ago

Kennie says, #7

  I'm ken, I've been working in this real estate company for nine months, but in those months it seems someone was not happy I was working there so they subotaged me,
Kwanza it was the manager he used to call the CEO, if I call in sick he says I'm a drunkard n I don't deserve the position,
So when finally I got fired he replaced me ASAP, LIKE he was waiting for it, 2 weeks down the line I get a call Ati "why aren't you working?" I say si mlinifuta n he's like
We are sorry blah blah blah blah.. We want you back in the company soonest Monday but I declined staki stress tena, ju I was screwed 1st time na kwanza they haven't paid me mshahara ya Dec, so if any offers feel free to contact me kenmaalim254@gmail.com that's my email  

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Posted 2 months ago

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  Unemployment Tips

What to Do Now That You Are Jobless

Anyone can lose their job in their lives. It happens and it will happen as we get deep into the Internet Age. Job Security is now an alien concept in these days of Outsourcing, Job Contracts, Automation and the Gig Economy. So what should you do when you eventually find yourself jobless.

  1. First, DON'T PANIC. Panic will just increase your anxiety levels and worries which can lead to DEPRESSION.
  2. STRATEGIZE: Plan your next steps. Plan ahead. Losing a job is not the end of your life.
  3. GET INTO YOUR HOBBIES: Remember those music lessons you ditched because of your job. What about Art? Now is the time to get involved in your hobbies.
  4. VOLUNTEER. Look at volunteering opportunities in your neighborhood or city. Get into one or two initiatives and keep yourself busy.
  5. EXERCISE. Keep yourself healthy by exercising. Exercise has been shown to as a Stress buster.
  6. NETWORK. Unemployment provides a good chance to get out there and go to conferences, meetups and events; things many cannot do once they are employed.
  7. Finally, TALK TO SOMEONE OR SHARE YOUR JOBLESSNESS EXPERIENCES. That way you will come to meet other people going through the same situation, network and share each others burden. This site is just a start.

So if you are feeling stressed out that you are just jobless don't agonize about it.