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I Am An Unemployed And My Life Is A Mess

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    I am 19 years old living with my.

    . 'Challenged' grandparents. They got custody of me after my dad kicked me out 5 years ago (completely abusive *******), and he got custody of me because he got my mom to sign some papers after she had a mental break down (she was later diagnosed schizophrenic). I've had...
    Mee909 Mee909 18-21, F Jan 21, 2014

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    No Job, No Money, No Life

    Since 3.5 years I am jobless and it is killing me... I can't do anything, am depend on my husband, I have no independence. What does this cause; - I want to leave my husband, I can't coz I can't rent a place for myself, - I want to go up country to stay with a friend, I can't...
    haveadrink haveadrink 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    Yes I'm Unemployed, But My Life Isn't A Mess

    I have been unemployed for ages, and although I could do with the money, I'm not really looking for work. I have so many money making ideas, and the time to persue them that I'd feel trapped if I suddenly found myself in a job.I only need one of my ideas to pay off, and not in a...
    Craftworkcottage Craftworkcottage 46-50, M Jul 26, 2013

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    Unemployable

    My 1st Step Toward Becoming Unemployable: Wheels of Justice Make Odd Gyrations Written by Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat Gazette Octoberish 1995 Mark X Is in trouble, and he doesn't know what to do, maybe he deserves the trouble, maybe he is nothing more than a punk drug dealer...
    gwmgwm gwmgwm 51-55 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    I'm 40, severely depressed,

    no friends, homeless and I am struggling to get it together.
    therealblackop therealblackop 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    From Deeply Inspired To Highly Discouraged

    Not sure if anyone has known fully about my life. I know I barely know a damn thing about my life, my childhood. You know theres always secrets that parents always want to keep secret from their children, and there's things even in general that parents just don't even want to...
    kokurou142 kokurou142 18-21, M Sep 14, 2013

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    Unemployed, And Betrayed

    First things first, I'm 21 with no job yet, I AM in fact job hunting whenever and wherever I can go. My ex-girlfriend broke up with me because I'm trying to find work, I'm in debt with this college loan and I'm in debt with my bank for a purchase I didn't make. So I tell her...
    kokurou142 kokurou142 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    How I Been Losing Weight

    What I Been Doing To Loose Weight.. Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:43PM I went to a solid big guy to a small guy..lol Because of my German and Scottish heritage i was always thick and muscular.Then when I went into the Marines I went from 180 to down to 150 and a 36 waist to a 29...
    jfiegel1 jfiegel1 41-45, M Jul 8, 2011

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    Capricorn To The Core - Life Story In A Nutshell

    It's true what they say about Capricorns. I'm proud to be one. But, like everyone else, we all have our curses. I, for one, enjoy that I dislike being the center of attention (my definition of a social target). I enjoy the fact that I'm very accepting of many things (i.e...
    kokurou142 kokurou142 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    I Need Help

    I've been unemployed for over 2 years now. The last job I had was very casual, I was friends with my employers and managed to maintain being a complete stoner while working there. I have done a bit a different work over the years, bits and pieces, I've only had one "proper job...
    transformerman transformerman 22-25 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    I Just Wrote A Book To Help Unemployed People.

    Knowing how bad the economy is these days, I decided to take some time to write a book. Unemployment now is very different than other times due to the economic mess the world is in. So I took the time to write a book to help the unemployed. It's on Amazon and Called...
    PercyKwong PercyKwong 36-40, M 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    How I Been Losing Weight

    What I Been Doing To Loose Weight.. Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:43PM I went to a solid big guy to a small guy..lol Because of my German and Scottish heritage i was always thick and muscular.Then when I went into the Marines I went from 180 to down to 150 and a 36 waist to a 29...
    jfiegel1 jfiegel1 41-45, M Jul 8, 2011

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    Got a call today from a local dealership

    for an interview (reception)! I'm super excited. The interview is set this Wednesday. I really hope I get the job. There would be so much more order to my life. Here's hoping!
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    How Long Can You Chase?

    How long can one chase?I want you to imagine that you are in a band, whether solo, four or five people I want you to imagine that you are in a band and your goal is to make it in music. You want to be the next Beatles, the next Rolling Stones, Coldplay etc… You don’t want to...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Employed, Yet Unwanted

    January 30th, 2013 Had a job interview, got the job on the spot. We weren't open yet, but I was helping stock the shelves with the items, pricing everything, moving things around. That friday we were unofficially open, and I told one of my managers that I really liked the job, I...
    kokurou142 kokurou142 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    What Am I? Other Than Unemployed

    Where to begin… My position at work was eliminated (I was let go) about two weeks ago. I was with the company nearly 7 years, but I did not like my job. The day to day was good, and it was great have a close team of me and my two coworkers. Our ability to bounce ideas off...
    brewcitychica brewcitychica 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    Cant Seem To Get A Job And Move On In Life

    So I finished my Masters in Renewable Energy and Architecture in January 2013. I have done some odd jobs here and there but currently I am unemployed. It is frustrating me that I cannot get anything in the field that I am interested in. I mean what more does it take? I did poorly...
    chenobyl1986 chenobyl1986 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    To All My Unemployed Friends Out There

    i just found a free way YES 100% FREE to make some money i been on this site all day and thanks god it is real and free so take a look http://instantpaydaynetwork.com/littleant
    brokeserb brokeserb 31-35, M Feb 11, 2013

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    What Now?

    In April I lost my job as an entertainment lawyer. It was my dream job. I had been working towards this my whole life. Now I can't even get my foot in the door at other companies. I'm either overly qualified for paralegal position or under qualified for attorney positions. I had...
    JB4883 JB4883 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    I've been jobless since mid January.

    I feel worthless and useless and like I've failed my family. I helped support my family and now I can hardly support myself. I'm looking around for a job but with just high school, employers don't see much. I don't want to go back to walmart!
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    Unemployed And No Way To Get A Job

    I am unemployed and have been for over 12 years now, due to being mentally ill, though I am much better now, I still take meds, I have many skills and I volunteer but I Cant get a job, due to having no good work record for the past 12 years and before that, since I was 22. I am...
    quartzy quartzy 56-60 4 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    I am well educated and without a job

    for the last two and a half years. My my wife just lost her job the last week. We have a huge mortgage and three kids with one in college.
    myapp myapp 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Here I am writing this.

    A month as passed since my last job and yet the words I use to express the feelings that I do I cannot comprehend. My eyes don't seem to open to the same degree and when I was a child seeking out a new adventure and experiences. They are half open and are failing to find that...
    theworldasitis theworldasitis 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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    One Wish...

    If you only had one wish, what would you ask for? I know mine, and the lot of people who will read this will think its absurd. Not if you know me. My one wish, would to be able to speak normally like everyone else does. Perfectly. Text isn't the same as speech. Speech, my words...
    kokurou142 kokurou142 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    I Am 26, Educated, Unemployed And On The Verge Of Getting Depressed.

    I just shut down my facebook because I am so envious with my classmates and friends who have great jobs and having the best time of their lives as I speak. I know this is wrong but I cant' help it. I just find myself irrelevant in today's world and it sucks! I was a...
    Filipina26 Filipina26 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    Jobless And Hopeless

    -I finish my studies on january, got my last result on march, and officially graduated as a degree holder on may. -It is now july and I am still jobless and hopeless. Everyday I will apply for several new jobs and I think my application have reach hundreds now. -Sometimes I would...
    lazycat7 lazycat7 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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    My work history is sparse

    because I have left a lot of jobs due to physical injuries. My hope that I will find something tolerable that works for me is taking a dive.
    4d3d3d3 4d3d3d3 26-30, M Jun 2, 2014

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    Without A Job Sucks

       What gets me is. We used to be a strong nation we helped our own out. Now that we have people here that are practicaly loosing there homes, kids are starving, are schools are crap. I been out of work for six years because the company decided to move to Mexico. While the...
    jfiegel1 jfiegel1 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    If You're Unemployed Read This (Not An Ad!)

    How To Get A Job When There Are None Many people who remain unemployed for long periods of time consider purchasing or starting a small business. Before you do this think LONG AND HARD if this course of action is really for you. It's not for everyone - in fact I believe it's for...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    I know what I want to do but I feel pretty powerless to make it happen. I finished my engineering degree last summer in England and didn't have a job waiting for me afterward...
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    Yes, yes I do. I'm 28. This has been my life since young. Youngen's, my advice, do it if it makes you feel happier - never do it reluctantly. Fall in love with the process and...
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    I am unemployed. I also like living the fast life. Do these go hand and hand?
    PrideOfIreland PrideOfIreland 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I have been on a few of the "unemployed" experience posts, hoping to find others like me with recent posts. I can't find anyone...I can't be alone in this plight. Would like to...
    bluelagoon15 bluelagoon15 31-35, F Jan 12

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    Well since the middle of last month I've been technically unemployed. As my company put it operations have been suspended. Suspended without pay, is unemployed in my book. Not...
    afurlonge afurlonge 31-35, M Jan 13

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    This is my emotional dump. I usually do not talk to people about my depression. I feel like no matter how many hugs I recieve, or comforting words I hear, only I can pull myself...
    WhoAml WhoAml 22-25, F Jan 19

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    Unemployed. Living at home. Political science degree and bilingual with extensive international experience. Newsflash. NO ONE CARES. i feel so angry toward everyone who ever told...
    keb91 keb91 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I really want to talk to more people so message me. I don't mind if you're gay, lesbian, straight, curious, old, young, white, black, or whatever. I don't care. I accept everyone...
    julianbeyonce julianbeyonce 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm a smart woman and yet the jobs aren't flowing in. All I want is to be a success and have the perfect life, but it feels like I'm being run over by a steamroller every day.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Where to begin? I've been a fierce academic since elementary school and I maintained a Dean's list standing throughout my four years at university. I studied English, intending to...
    ladythecla ladythecla 22-25, F Jan 22

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    Anybody 16 or younger? Message me!
    QueerSerena QueerSerena 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was raised Mormon, left the church shortly after my little brother experienced a nervous breakdown whilst serving a mission. I had always had a fear of the mentally ill and...
    eviec7 eviec7 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Struggling a ton with life today. Ever have those days where nothing goes right, you feel like **** about yourself and life in general, and no one responds to your messages? Yeah...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F a week ago

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    Through my channeling, I had the pleasure of meeting Solan, whose name which I looked up meaning 'wisdom', 'spiritual', and 'soul seeker'. He is male, and is about 300 years...
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    I am starting over again, again. I have done this three times now. Every time I trusted someone and things sort of blew up in my face. I am a mess emotionally but I figure...
    DcreativeBUG DcreativeBUG 22-25 1 Response Jan 23

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