I have been laid off and out of work and it is a painful experience, especially when YOU are responsible for other people. That lays on you like an anchor. Except they drop anchors into the sea! They are not meant for ye to bear on the land!
What are you supposed to do when you are out of work for more than six months? And how many people fall into this category? What should they do? I would say - lie on your resume. For sure. The next article will be a list of ways to get caught lying on your resume and it will say "change the date you lost your last job." And it will just go on and on in a spiraling vortex of lies and hopelessness. Maybe we could give these long term unemployables jobs informing the next wave of unemployables of their fate. It just goes on.
What You Should Know About Résumés[shine @ yahoo!]
1. “Once you’re unemployed more than six months, you’re considered pretty much unemployable. We assume that other people have already passed you over, so we don’t want anything to do with you.” –Cynthia Shapiro, former human resources executive and author of Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know