Shakepeare on Unemployment?

For various reasons we don’t need to go into, I am applying to jobs as of late (not much mirth involved).  One of the application web sites broke the monotony by asking specifically for me to “write something out of the ordinary that will get our attention.” I wrote:

I’ve been building web sites since 1995, but my 8000 social media followers only want to talk about Shakespeare.

My coworkers (we’re all looking, so we’re all helping each other) liked the personal nature of the Shakespeare thing to me, and suggested I take it even farther by working some Shakespeare into my cover letter.

Hmmmm….but what?

Who’s got good quotes related to unemployment?  Positive quotes, mind you.  Not about how much unemployment stinks.

I went with the following:

“To business that we love we rise betimes and go to ’t with delight.”

Personally I believe that you do a better job when you love what you do. I’ve never been one to chase the money, or take a job that I would hate (or disagree with philosophically) just because it’s a career move. So I get it out in the open early. I think it makes me a stronger candidate, honestly.
In case I get to pull that trick again, what other quotes do you have for me?

2 thoughts on “Shakepeare on Unemployment?

  1. You probably should not use Goneril's line asking Lear "a little to disquantity your train." We want the opposite for you! We want a company to undisquantity its train.


  2. I’m trying to find an article, it’s about Shakespeare, in that article Shakespeare will go to an event in his horse, he will give his horse to a person near the place where the event occurs to watch it till he returns, the person he gives his horse to will be jobless for many days or years, so he will clean the horse completely, that when Shakespeare returns he will ask his horse and he will say “this is not my horse, get mine” and the jobless person will say I cleaned the horse completely, here my question is what is the name of the person who cleaned the horse, ? Any related articles or video saying about the credentials of the jobless person would be helpful.

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