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I Am Currently Unemployed

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    Maybe I Can Help You With That! - Need Extra Money and Love Helping Others? After my most recent denial from disability I decided I needed a new avenue for income fast, but being...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 26-30, F Mar 21, 2013

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    Unemployed After 24 Years - I am unemployed after 24 years. I was fired (first time in my life) from the textile company I worked for here in NC. There are several businesses in...
    KHudsonNC KHudsonNC 51-55 1 Response Nov 7, 2012

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    21 Months Jobless -   21 Months Jobless   Most girls that are 24 are more interested in a free drink at a club than a new lead in a sales position. Most of...
    bsgilf bsgilf 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    I Am Also Unemployed - I've been unemployed for nearly five months. I'm a journalism graduate. I worked as a teacher abroad for eight months. I'm thinking of leaving the country...
    arcenciel arcenciel 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    I Don't Enjoy It But... - I've struggled to find a permanent job since leaving university. I've done a few temporary jobs here and there, but they've not worked out or were short...
    mrjonesmcr mrjonesmcr 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Unemployment ... Month 2 - I had the most incredible job two months ago. Working as a high school counselor, I left my office satisfied everyday. My co-workers were amazing! I used...
    RebekahIK RebekahIK 22-25 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    Like Everyone Else In America - Ive been told everything from I'm overqualified to my experience wasn't recent enough. The only way to get a job is to know someone. If you aren't...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 3, 2012

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    I Never Thought This Would Happen To Me.. - What do you do when you made some very bad life choices? I have tried to cry a river, build a bridge, and get the f*** over it, but that...
    onnadae onnadae 51-55 1 Response Jun 14, 2011

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    Yesterday I got the phone call that caused a great deal of anger and frustration. I got turned down for a job. A job for which I was an extremely strong candidate for. A job in...
    FayeTP FayeTP 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Any Other Guys Out There Being Supported By Wife? - It's embarassing as hell. how do you guys deal with it and what do you say to people when they ask where you work?
    lexrex lexrex 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Please Help Me Complete My Dissertation On Unemployment So I Can Get A Job - I am trying to finish my dissertation and I need your help! I am studying how people cope with the...
    UnemployedStudent UnemployedStudent 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    It's Time for a Change! - === TEE-SHIRT FRONT === EN: Lifelong training for politicians ESP: Capacitación de por vida para los políticos === TEE-SHIRT BACK === EN: Real jobs...
    ironmind1 ironmind1 51-55, M Dec 17, 2012

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    Too Long And Feeling Useless. - I have been unemployed for the last 3 years. When I was working I worked hard, but I just didn't "fit in" with my co-workers I guess. So when the...
    Poe42 Poe42 26-30, M 10 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    Going Insane Doing Nothing. - I am 22 years old fresh out of college with a degree in automotive engineering, I have a passion for everything automotive, have a deep fascination...
    satishumar13390 satishumar13390 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Unemployed And Feeling Trapped In CT - I am a single mother to a teenager who has a learning disability. I am also a LPN. I live in CT and have been unemployed for almost 2 years...
    Darciamoonz Darciamoonz 36-40 2 Responses May 2, 2013

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    The Hell Of Being Laid-off - Ah yes, the demon economy has gotten ahold of me in it's filthy claws and has been trying to take me for all I'm woth........but I won't let that rat...
    poedmusician poedmusician 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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    Hating Being Unemployed -  I have been unemployed now for almost 8 months. It's getting to the point where there are no jobs for me to apply for. I am networking, I am on...
    Metrogirl76 Metrogirl76 31-35, F 22 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    No Purpose - I have been unemployed for nine months now. I think the hardest part of being unemployed is not having a reason to get up in  the morning.  I try to...
    reeny417 reeny417 31-35, F 14 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    Unemplyment Is Soooo Depressing - I had to leave my job because I worked with a total witch who was sabotaging my work and talking badly about me behind my back. I went to HR and...
    BrinaRedGreen BrinaRedGreen 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    3 Years Maybe More - I have been without a decent job.
    grvmkr grvmkr 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    Ivy League Failure/loser :( -  I spent my whole life working hard, went to an ivy but didn't know who the hell I was or what I wanted so didn't do well. So after graduation I...
    Alwaysahotmess Alwaysahotmess 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 1, 2009

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    Jobless And Depressed - I have been out of work now for almost 2 yrs due to layoffs.  I have had many interviews but no job offers.  I am frustrated and depressed and find...
    roslynrose57 roslynrose57 51-55 8 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    Need Encouragement - Hello all; Being unemployyed has put me in such a terrible place, does anyone have any words of encourgement?  Has anyone noticed a change in the...
    Debbie65 Debbie65 41-45 4 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Unemployed And Bored - i resigned 3 months ago i had good job, good salary and bad management. i couldn't tolerate all what they put me through. my resignation is something i don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Questioning - I am a Christian who trys to seek God 's direction for my life but lately I can 't make heads ir tails of which direction to go.Of course people around me have tons...
    doneitagain doneitagain 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    Fired At 45 - Regardless of what anyone says; age does matter. I just found out that I was going to be fired in 2 weeks time. My boss didnt want to tell me but I found out . Now I...
    fin67 fin67 46-50 3 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    Even though I absolutely hated my job.....okay, no, that is not true, I hated my employers and my coworker.......I did love the actual job, I was devastated when she fired me. The...
    ImUrWILDESTDrm ImUrWILDESTDrm 36-40, F 32 Responses Feb 26

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    Unemployed After 21+ Years With Same Employer!!! - I just quit my job after being employed by the same employer for 21+ years. My employer is a doctor. He just kept pushing and...
    2013unemployed 2013unemployed 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I've Been Unemployed On & Off 4-1/2 Years - I work as a web designer, and I was laid off from my last permanent job in May 2008. I have worked several short-term contracts and...
    Amnibo Amnibo 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    Good News... - I was jobless for 8 months, sending out dozens of resumes a month and wondering why I wasn't getting called in for interviews. Then I got desperate and started...
    DanielMorris DanielMorris 41-45 2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    Can't Find A Permanent Job - I've had some contracts here and there but nothing to get me started. I live at home and I'm so thankful I have a family that supports me. But unable...
    fancygal fancygal 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    There Has To Be A Job For Me, My Marriage Is Tanking - Well here is my story. About 6 years ago, I was let go from a pretty good job. I was also about to give birth. So I took the...
    kclig kclig 36-40 Oct 7, 2012

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F a week ago

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    I Am Unemployed For The First Time - I am unemployed for the first time in my working life, 22 consecutive years of actual employment (not counting the lawn cutting the years for...
    ferryg ferryg 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Definition Of 'The Unemployed' - The Unemployed [collective term for state of being, often pejorative] Those who provide you, me, our children, and everybody we know with the...
    ironmind1 ironmind1 51-55, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Make An Extra Income While Unemployed - Hi!How are you? Are you interested in making money clicking on ads, making some surveys and tasks? If you are i will teach you the right way...
    ricardooo ricardooo 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    2 Years! And Still Stuck! - I've been semi-unemployed since January 2007.  I lost my job right before the employment rate started going downhill AND was let go the day before...
    RevolutionHeart RevolutionHeart 31-35, F Nov 5, 2009

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    Identity Crisis - I've been officially unemployed for a week. I try not to let this get to me.  I still have full time school to occupy me.  But there's something...
    rockstarjoker rockstarjoker 22-25, F Mar 5, 2010

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    Grateful - Yesterday was my two-year anniversary of being unemployed...but im not down about it. Im sure it wont last forever. I always want more, but i do have what i need, so im...
    sexythickcocoa sexythickcocoa 31-35, F May 23, 2011

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    Unemployed For 2 Years - I lost my job about 2 years ago. I suffer from depression off and on because of that amongst other things. It seems like my "luck" has been getting worse...
    shawn219 shawn219 26-30 5 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    3 Years How Much Longer - I have been busily trying to find work but to no chances or opportunitys have arisen for me since being made redundant 3 years ago seems the world is...
    sweetcaringgemuk sweetcaringgemuk 31-35 4 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    No Job, No Worries - I worked 2 jobs for a while and one after the other, lost them both. Its sucks but, Its nice not being tied down :] thinking of hittin the road for while...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    Living Hell - I'm down to 157 from 187 in about 2-3 months anxiety hell 59 years old, not enuf to retire...svgs running out...god help me  
    Noaethfox Noaethfox 56-60 8 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Dodged It For Over a Year - I finally got laid off in December.  After bouncing through 2 additional jobs after my first one ever (graduated from college in '04) got the...
    LaniLaKai LaniLaKai 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    I feel like I have a better chance at winning the powerball lottery jackpot then I do at finding a full time job - I worked as a CNA for a well known home health agency from 2005-2...
    RogueLady RogueLady 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    Beating The Bushes - I got laid off about 3 months ago and have been calling everyone I know to let them know I am looking. It is kinda weird when I go to a seminar or class and...
    chan2005 chan2005 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    I Am Disgusted And Discouraged - Hi there-was married 21 yrs. to a jerk, who went bankrupt, got nothing except debt...was a stay at home mom and have been trying for 3 years to...
    triciat triciat 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Loss Of Identity? - I was terminated from my job of 8 years about a month ago. Besides feeling like crap for being fired for no reason other than corporate politics, I am feeling...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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