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Sunday January 14th 2018

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Dear Gilbert,

I came across your unemployment website and wish to share my current situation.

I am a 49 year old buyer working in a engineering firm.  During the beginning of this year, I felt ill , due to frequent medical leave, I was asked to resign in May.

Due to my illness and loss of job, I have depression and suicidal thoughts. I am still undergoing treatment for my illness and I also have been trying to look for similar position but without much chance.

Everyday is a torture for me , feeling depressed, hopeless, despair and disappointment. I lost interest in doing what I am doing before and can’t help thinking of my current predicament.

My mum and wife have been supportive and I feel very sorry for them that they have to carry the burden. I know they are also affected by my depression. I am feeling lost and worry and not sure how to get out of this trauma.

I was hoping someone can listen and provide some suggestion thus I am writing this email.


Dec 2015


Hi Gilbert,

Thanks for your email. I am fine.

Managed to picked myself up. Currently working as a store supervisor at a local hardware store.  Life is back to normal.

Now trying to enjoy my work and my hobbies as well -Photography and gardening.

Life is full of up and down like a roller coaster so now I am slowly heading up again.


27 Feb 2017

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One Response to “Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment”

  1. xyz says:

    Good job Alan!! However, learn to be frugal and save as much as possible. Tough economic times are coming. Not this year as many expect, but more in 2018/2019. So you still have time to prepare.

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