I lost my job just last week and I was looking to get out of there anyways due to the high amount of stress I was feeling. I was losing sleep and having stress related pain from it. It's now gone now that I don't work there.
Having said that, when meeting new women and they ask about my job status, how should I phrase that to them so I don't sound like a deadbeat or lazy? I am looking for new work, I just couldn't handle the stress of that place.
Most Helpful Girl
"I'm currently taking a well deserved break from the work force and enjoying the fruits of my savings." If you really feel self-conscious then you could even add, "I had this planned and decided to create two savings account; one for emergencies and one for my summer break." Say it with confidence. Don't say it like you are questioning yourself, say it like you wholeheartedly feel pride in your decision.
If you don't feel comfortable enough with her yet to be transparent about losing your job, then don't. It will just make things awkward because you guys aren't at the point where you can be vulnerable with each other like that. I remember hearing a story about some guy back in the 90's who got fired on his day off and it led to him becoming a millionaire because he realized he was sick of stressful, bullsh*t work atmospheres and decided to start trading stocks. Don't be so hard on yourself.0
Most Helpful Guy
If you're genuinely looking to become employed again and you're not actually lazy, then they should understand. If they can't understand that, then fvck em1