Do you work?
Regular readers to the blog will probably know that I'm an SSA recipient, so no I don't work. That doesn't mean that I haven't done my share of job searching, or had my fair share of internships and volunteer opportunities. I ended up doing the job search thing for about 9 years, (give or take,) without finding anyone who wanted to hire me. I thought I came close a several times. The state agency in charge of placing people in jobs just closed my case this year because of the whole noncompete situation, (although I've been with them since 2001, and nothing substantive has gotten done.) It was a running joke inside the agency that I had a file that was extremely thick, that it needed two files!