i have been sober since june 15 2010, and a week before that i lost my job due to my drinking…i’m almost at a year sober.
but i haven’t had a job since. and now that i’m going nuts trying to find works (for instance, i JUST had a job interview about an hour ago)…and everybody seems to hint at the “why haven’t you worked in so long/ what have you been doing?”.
i know a year layoff of work may be bad/negative etc., not arguing with that…
but it is such a tough one to take in to feel like i am being labeled lazy due to the fact that i haven’t had a job, and instead had to focus on staying sober and alive.
but at the same time i know it isn’t smartest to tell a random boss/manager “well i’m an alcoholic and took time to recover”.
GRR. this was a rant more then anything, but any feedback is welcome