This is a pure information gathering thread.
I'm just curious about how long most people have gone a period of time without being able to find employment.
And this doesn't have to be profession, but just a simple job, such as working at fast food or something. What is the longest period of time you've gone through without being unemployed?
If you were unemployed for any length of time, did you start losing motivation for even finding work? Did you begin to lose a sense of self and identity?