For a while when I travelled to a new city, I made sure to know where the local job center was. But it was getting depressing as I came up with nothing every time. I felt I was being led down rabbit holes at those job centers. So I stopped going to them and accepted being poor.
Then I started looking for the food banks. I feel much better about myself when I can get to a food bank at the right time and get paid in free food immediately. My self confidence is greatly improved when I don’t have to fear starvation. The job centers make me feel like they would rather have me starving while looking for work.
I hate to compare the two different institutions. I should be looking for both in each town I visit. They offer different functions. I even made a mental note to try and look for the job centers, but I have failed. I much better about myself by living like a bum and hunting for the food banks. If this was the 1800s I probably would have a gun with me all the time hunting for animals to eat. Instead, I focus on the food banks.
How can I feel good about myself at those dreaded job centers? I been to them hundreds of times and get the same results. I have never gotten a job from any of them after all the hours I spent searching for work in them. It feels utterly hopeless and insane to even try anymore. It’s like beating my head against a wall and expecting different results.