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/rec/ - Ex-NEET / Recovery

Board for recovering NEETs and Ex-NEETs who are trying to reintegrate.
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just when I was turning my life around a global pandemic hits
how are you living through the covid madness, bros? I still gotta commute to work lmao


I was finally taking the steps necessary to graduate from NEETdom and then classes got cancelled less than two weeks into the semester. I don't know whenever I should feel relieved or annoyed.
How long do you guys think this whole mess will last?


Just when I wanted to get out of neetdom, it took my chance away. I hope it won't last *too* long.


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Well, tourism is absolutely dead and my business kind of depends on it, and my backup plan requires supplies from a place locked down in quarentine.

There is nothing to do outside in this boring town either, fuck Umbrella Corp and their stupid virus.


My pay got cut, so now I make about 55% of what I used to. Can't wait for this to finish. Moved back in with parents because I won't make the rent. They also got hit by lower income. I'm afraid I'll have to postpone college for a a year or so.
My only hope is how the stock market is dying. Maybe I'll be able to buy some in 1-2 months (I hope that's how long this lasts) and make some money reselling a year later.


I see this is messing with all os us eh?
Good luck anons, try to stay sane and safe.


I work at a fast food sandwich place and I used to work 6 days a week, about 35ish hours. The manager changed the schedule and cut me to 20, now im not even working everyday I was supposed to be scheduled. I don't know whats gonna happen. I have little money as is, don't have much payment wise but still have a 100 dollar phone bill every month and rent, even if its very cheap.


same happened to me, began working and now i'm quarantined


I had to spend a week in the hospital for mental health reasons, the last couple of days they were splitting up the group sessions and mealtimes so there'd be fewer people congregating at a time in the common area.
Now I've got a hospital bill, prescriptions, and follow-up appointments to pay for on top of rent, food, legal stuff (got pulled over with an expired registration and got dinged for not having a current insurance card, can't just pay off the ticket so I have a court date to show up for) and car issues (on top of the registration I have to pay for and late fee, there's also something wrong with the brakes and exhaust) to pay for. And I just found out that my work's been shut down so income is going to be very limited.

I'm trying to stay positive because I JUST got out of the hospital and really want to turn things around but holy fuck it's going to be an uphill battle and I'm kinda scared that I may not make it through.


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By the looks of this, it does seem like this is especially annoying for NEETs in recovery, what I get from this is that this is just pushing us to our old ways.

I already have enough issues without knowing this stupid pandemic, all I see is people worried and businesses close.


Yeah, covid sucks. I got a volunteering role in a food place last year and really loved it but things (well, my mind) went downhill since November, emotionally slowly sinking over the winter then nosediving into suicidal behavior over Jan/Feb for no reason. I don't know what's wrong with me. Couldn't go outdoors to my volunteering role so I let them know and they're a very relaxed place so they'd let me come back any time… but the virus hit us all and that business had shaky chances if they were to be forced closed for a month.

And now my country has now shutdown all restaurants *indefinitely* so I think I have to kiss my place there goodbye. We're not as strict about it as Italy but I think we should be, but that means I can't visit a real therapist (or have one come to me) like I'm willing to pay for. I don't want to kill myself as badly right now as I did at the end of February but the coming six months trapped indoors will erode my sanity. Not even sure if I can feel positive emotions anymore to restore my mental reserves. The loneliness aches.


feeling the same. just know that there are ppl like u and me all over the globe - I know that doesn't help but u never know what kind of ppl u will meet in the future. we will die anyways so why not take a look at what will happen if u live another day


Thank you, do your best anon, cheers!


Just came here to see if anyone like me was around and it seems I'm not alone.
If anyone wants to chat about random stuff then I'll try and stay here a while.
Honestly I've been pretty much a NEET myself for the past few years although I have had random attempts at community college/technical school and volunteered overseas etc. … I was kicked out of my last technical school and then I was currently taking classes again at a different one but everything is postponed and moved online because of the virus and it's really tough for me to learn that way as I get too distracted… it's just one of those things. Just trying to get back into watching anime now I guess. I only know shows from 2014 or so and it's crazy to see all the new stuff.


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I can't work but I am taking this opportunity to do some exercises at home. I won't let this shitty virus mess with me anymore.


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Yeah I totally feel you. This is my first semester back in college after giving up a few years ago. I was doing pretty well until online classes started, but now I just can't force myself to get any of my work done. Hang in there, hopefully we can get through this.


Screw work


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It must be bad if I went looking for Uboachan after all these years. No worries if no one remembers me, it's been a bit.

It wound up being about 5 years of isolation/hikkidom for me that I'm starting to see inklings of in my day to day life now. I'm still disabled because of my illness, so it's not like I got out a whole lot, but…it's frustrating. I miss my routine. I'd hop on the train to school (where I also work, although I'm trying to land another job…) and just enjoy my routine in the nice city area my school's in. I've started needing the human interaction and people watching. I have a couple friends and was starting to make more (although I plan on messaging some classmates who seem cool.) I just…totally changed.

It's unfair, isn't it? Not to whine, I know people can have it harder than I do, I just mean as a general feeling for ex-NEETS. That feeling of having life yanked away from your fingertips as you were just getting it back is just indescribable. Hang in there, anons. Pic obviously related.

Godspeed. Exercise helps. Endorphins and all that.


It's going to be even harder for me to find a job now.


corona won't last forever, i can only hope everything will return to normal after thar


I was just offered an interview from the grocer to be a midnight-shift stocker. Seems pretty nice, minimal interaction with people (no customers) and I get to be a nightowl.


Lucky you! Hope everything goes well! I would take a job like that immediately.


Hey, look who's here. Glad to see you again.
I know my words might not mean much, but I'm glad that even though you still think you have problems, you're striving to improve.

I was hoping to get a job this year… unfortunately, this whole situation made it completely impossible.

Hang in there, guys.


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centurly reminder that your family are exclusively your best friends and are obliged to be such and trying to abandon the network that is family for an independant outsider is naive in that that "independant" outsider is too part of some network


tldr >>106
saya will not come


I've came back to these websties only since corona-chan.

I was slowly improving things, studying etc. but this covid-19 has sent be back to my worst days of a NEET depressive.


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Nice to see you again as well! Thank you for the kind words, they mean more than you know. I've been having no luck on the job front either lately…hope things change for us both. Ugh.

Yeah, me as well. I've been worse lately with the discovery of a new game that my brain wants to wring all the happiness out of while it still can. Hang in there, anon. I hope things look up for you soon.

I guess I don't understand what you mean by this. Could you elaborate?


Oops, wrong reply order. I'm too lazy to fix it.


I am extremely depressed. I moved to a city a few months before corona hit. I started from zero and made a lot of friends and progress. Then corona hit and I was fucked. My fwb broke up with me. A lot of friends moved back home or had to go back to their country. The remaining relationships were strained due to a long time apart. Also, my social skills have gone back to near zero due to lack of practice. I hate being socially retarded. I also got back into alcoholism. Today, I met with some friends after a long time and I kinda ruined my relationship with one of them because I got mad about something. But at the same time I felt like it was such a small thing; I tried to ignore it and return to normal after a little bit, but that guy took it to heart. It's partly my own fault for not having confidence and maybe fearing police too much (we were hiking and then walking along a highway and the only thing that was there was a police station where some bitchy cop eyed us a bunch). We walked some dumb straight path for miles and I was wondering why and they basically didn't know/didn't plan anything. I know this is how normies do things but why can't I find people with a similar outlook/way of thinking to me? I constantly feel like an alien. At least before Corona, I could just leave whenever I wanted to and find other people, but now I have to be desperate every gathering/date. I feel like a failed human.


I should be more proactive, but I've lapsed into alcoholism. I do work out sometimes, but the alcohol makes it partly meaningless. I'm pretty far gone to the point where I might get delirium tremens if I suddenly stop. I think I need rehab but idk if hospitals are open for rehab or if I want to risk going there right now.


This was the year
where supposedly I was spposedly to get better
but this quarantine has made go back to square 1
lifting has been the only thing that has made stable but not for much
the anxiety is really drving me insane


Up until 2019 I was a recovered NEET, with a low paying but mostly chill job as a computer programmer and back in college, but company went to shit and have been unemployed since.

Late 2019, first corona news started causing me anxiety since I knew it would get bad if it made it out of China.

Early January, I injured my L5S1 lumbar disc, only received a proper diagnosis a week before lockdown hit here back in March.

I managed to complete the remaining credits for my Software Engineering degree while on lockdown but other than that I've been worse than useless.

So I'm unemployed, injured and covid has made it hard to get physical therapy and walk as much as I need to recover.

Oh, and I don't take my pain meds since they make me sleepy and foggy, so I'm rawdogging the pain to avoid falling back into a major depressive episode.


I'm lucky enough to have a remote tech support job where I can work from home. It's a small support department with less than 10 people, for a company with less than 15. I got it just a few months before lockdown hit, or else I would still be trapped in my previous retail job at Target. On the weekends I'll visit a friend or two, and then on the rest of the week I quarantine to make sure I didn't get anything that I'm likely to pass around on the following weekend. I still avoid large gatherings.

For the first four months or so, I did lock down completely and only go out for groceries, and that was really difficult because I was just beginning to socialize more often and it felt like my hard work in that regard was being undone. I also am really missing conventions.

I would have probably gotten a raise at my job by now, but we're affected too and already had to lay someone off.


I've put on so much weight since all I do is comfort eat, sleep, clean and go to work. I've lost interests in the hobbies I had been trying to build up since I finally found a job. My job has been awful, normies really harassed me over toilet paper and now it's everything. Cried through all of my shift the other day, but kept going so I'm happy with that effort. I just wanna call in sick everyday but I have so much to pay off, not working isn't an option. My mental health and physical health has gone down the drain. I have no motivation to exercise and I'm almost twice the size I was at the start of lockdown. I dunno how I'm gonna keep going at this rate. I just need a break.


Was a NEET for 2+ years until I got a job at a pretty hip bar in March. Literally employed for 2 weeks when they terminated everyone. Right back where I was, and managing depressive symptoms without insurance has been tough. I was able to get back into school this semester though, I'm really making an effort not to die. It's super tough though, with unmedicated ADHD and bipolar 2, I'm hoping to get insurance next month but all that stuff is such a headache.


I hope things turn around for you guys.


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Damn, do I ever feel the "hard work being undone" sentiment. It feels like you've built up this armor over years of work and it just took one loose link to pull it loose and make it fall apart. I believe in you though, and I hope the conventions you go to someday are great.

I gained 20+ lbs since lockdown. It's shit. I can't advise you on an individual diet, but as an EXTREMELY general thing, consider cutting down on added sugar and empty carbs, and try more whole/sprouted grains and lean proteins. There are ways to make it tasty and filling, I assure you, anon. But I know it's hard. And I know it's easier to just…eat it away. And I'm very sorry it's happened to you too.

And for everyone, maybe it's just the weed and wine that I've picked up in lockdown, obligatory "do as I say not as I do" disclaimer here I still hope you're doing okay, even if you're not thriving. I know you'll get through this. Eat your vegetables and all that. But seriously, if we made it through NEETdom, we'll make it through this.


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I'm a non-hikki NEET and I hate being quarantined for weeks at a time. I don't even want to fucking interact with people, I just wanna go outside and not have to spend all my time inside four walls.


If you live in the United Kingdom and you're unemployed, you can have the government pay your rent and be left with £400 a month in unemployment benefits to live on afterwards. That's $588 a month in american money.

It's not a lot of money, the money sucks, but there's over 200 countries in the world and in most of them you'd starve to death.

Over here the government forced businesses to close, so with landlords still demanding rent from those businesses, lots of companies are struggling to survive. I like to call it the Job Destruction Scheme.


i did not know that, it sounds too good to be true. even if i needed it, and i probably will some day, i'd feel guilty or ashamed asking for free money for no outwardly obvious reason other than being a softheaded hikkineet


Is this only true during covid or has it always been like that? Are there conditions like "you have to prove you're trying to get a job"?


I'm assuming they're talking about the typical benefit most countries have where yes "you have to prove you're trying to get a job". However, many countries have made the application process much easier and they're a bit slacker/more lenient now. For example here around Oceania, they made it much easier to apply, now you can do it all online and simply submit screenshots of your required documents and never have to go into their offices. Before covid you had to go in and attend a seminar and give them all this paperwork, talk to people yadda yadda, you have to keep going back for workshops to make yourself more employable etc none of that shit now lol. I've been collecting for a couple months now (and I just reached the age threshold where I get paid out a bit more, yay) and I've not had contact from anyone haha, tho I'm not sure what I'll do when they finally ask me how my applications have been going… ideally you should just be putting in the odd token application while being sure to come across as a terrible employee. It's hard enough to get a job when you really try so you don't have to do too much, some spelling mistakes, poor formatting etc. worst case they'll just warn you you aren't applying for enough.


I'm doing training online with a remote training company so I get to work from home for a few days. Before the pandemic there would have been no question about going in to the office but now we get these moments

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