The purpose of this paper is to present the problem of unemployment from a new and fairly untypical perspective which was achieved thanks to the adopted form of narrative. The text consists of two stories about the experience of being unemployed: one told by the jobless person and the other by his life partner who is also the authoress of this article. The two stories later merge in the final section of the article where the fragments of the life-world of the unemployed and his partner presented here are juxtaposed with a wider discourse and reflection upon unemployment.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.