Life’s only guarantee
In life, it is almost guaranteed that you will hit a roadblock here and there. While the roadblock does not define us, the way we handle the situation may.
One of those roadblocks almost every adult encounters at some point during their professional life is unemployment. It can be difficult, when out of work, to see the light at the end of the career tunnel.
It is so easy when unemployed to become a homebodied, pajama-wearing, Netflix-watching version of your actual self. And this just may be what you need, but only for a short while.
Eventually, you will need to carry on with life again, even if you haven’t secured a new position.
What often helps us get through these hard times is knowing that we’re not alone.
The 9to5 Misfits
This is the goal of The 9to5 Misfits, a YouTube channel aimed at helping navigate the trials and tribulations of unemployment. The Misfits are made up of Pavi and Nammy, two best friends who are going through unemployment together.
The channel begins with a video explaining their backgrounds and what their goals are in creating these videos. Pavi explains she was laid off from her engineering position, while Nammy had to quit her job in order to relocate.
Tips and tricks
With this channel, the 9to5 Misfits create an environment that helps alleviate the stigma of unemployment. With this, they offer tips and tricks to get you through the hurdle.
The tips begin with how to get yourself out of the unemployment funk. The ladies suggest that you structure your day like an average workday, where you get out of bed early, get dressed, and get yourself out of the house.
Pro tip: Go watch from Episode 1 moving forward, these gals are actually fun to watch!
From there, each episode on the channel is dedicated to different pieces of advice. Among these are: how to live off a stricter budget, staying fit while unemployed, how to overcome procrastination and stay productive, and how to manage relationships during this time.
The best part of this channel is that there is no sugar coating when it comes to how much being unemployed sucks. The women are very real with their personal struggles, and are working to make everyone going through this hardship to feel less alone.