Disheartened Unemployed Woman Says She’s Taking a Break From Job Hunting, Mzansi Netizens Relate to Her Pain

Disheartened Unemployed Woman Says She’s Taking a Break From Job Hunting, Mzansi Netizens Relate to Her Pain

  • A discouraged Mzansi job-seeker has taken to social media to say that she’s stopped applying for work after two years of unemployment
  • The disheartened lady has noted that the search for employment has been mentally and emotionally draining for her
  • Many Mzansi netizens related to her anguish, with some encouraging her to continue fighting for her dream of employment

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A disheartened job-seeker from Johannesburg says she’s taking a break from applying for work after being unemployed for two years.

The woman, who is a public relations and communications professional, said that she needs a mental health break from the job hunt, noting that the emotional stress it put on her has been unbearable.

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Mamello Raborifi opened up about the pain of being unemployed for two years. Image: getfit_with_missraborifi/Instagram and Mamello Raborifi/LinkedIn.
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In a post on LinkedIn, Mamello Raborifi spoke about her struggles with finding employment and needing to take a break to enjoy the simple things in life:

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“After almost two years of no formal employment, a large number of job applications, few interviews coupled with rejection emails, today I take a decision to stop sending job applications.

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“I’m not doing this because life is easy or I have it all figured out, I’m doing this for my sanity and peace of mind. I found that being unemployed was not my main stress but waiting on feedback from HR managers and/or employers being the contributor to my anguish."

Mamello further noted that she was very interested in returning to the corporate world but needs some time to reflect.

“I’m still very interested in going back to corporate to do what I love, which is PR and Communications, and will take the opportunity at any given time but for now, I choose to find joy in the simplicity of life,” she explained.

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Mzansi netizens react to woman’s plight

Commenting on the lady’s post, many netizens said that they could relate to her mental stress and anguish, encouraging her to take a moment to reflect, with others urging Mamello not to give up.

Yonela Libalele said:

“I think if you’re tired then it's not a bad thing to take time out and rest for a bit. Then when you're feeling better rise and continue with the journey.”

Francisca Chatira added:

“Your mental health is very important and volunteering too will give you time to help out and give back to the community.”

Yonela Diko wrote:

“I can relate. I have days like these but I refuse to give up. I am in the process of landing my dream Job I have worked very hard to give up now. Sending love and light, Sisi you are not alone.”

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In a related story by Briefly News, a heartbroken woman shared her defeat with unemployment after job hunting with no success.

In a tweet, Mickey Shabangu (@MickeyShabangu) disclosed that she has made peace with being unemployed. She also mentioned that she is hurting and South African users could sympathise with her and relate to the struggle.

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at:

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