They call it a one day, unemployment seminar focused on establishing skills for future success or something ridiculous like that. I call it one day, torture in loserdome.
The paperwork I received in the mail said this was a mandatory program for everyone on unemployment benefits. When I got there, however, I learned it wasn't mandatory for everyone. Only those whom they were convinced would exhaust their benefits.
So I'm one of those losers they think will exhaust benefits. Great!
We spent the whole, entire time talking about resumes and how to respond to job ads. I already know how to do that. I want to know how to find the open jobs. That's what I want to find. But they didn't touch upon that, not once.
What's worse is that I have to go back in two weeks for a one-on-one session. What a tremendous waste of my time.
If they want to help me, they could start by boosting my self-esteem not breaking it.