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I Am Jobless

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    Help Me Complete My Dissertation On Unemployment

    I am trying to finish my dissertation and I need your help! I am studying how people cope with the stress of unemployment. If you are 18+, live in the US, and are unemployed, please participate in this survey! It's short, anonymous, voluntary, and enters you in a raffle for 1 of...
    UnemployedStudent UnemployedStudent 26-30, M Oct 22, 2012

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    There'S Hope...

    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 doing some research online, and I found a religious organization in California that awarded honorary doctoral degrees...
    DanielMorris DanielMorris 41-45 Apr 22, 2013

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    Rent Is Almost Due...

    Ever since I left high school I've been looking for a job. That was when I was 16. I'm 18 now, turning 19 in May and have only had one job in this 2 year bracket. I was an apprentice mechanic, not the greatest of jobs but it was better than nothing. The work was tiring, the...
    warrioroflove warrioroflove 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    Loads Of Qualifications And Experience; Shortlisted For Loads Of Jobs; Still Unemployed...

    Hello, I’m 35 years old. From leaving school until the end of 2007 I worked for Royal Mail as a postie and then an indoor sorter. It was well paid for what I actually did (far above minimum wage) and while it was boring a lot of the time it wasn’t such a bad place to work...
    bazza270577 bazza270577 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    Yes, I just quit a dish washing job today

    because of the boss being not professional. I will not take that kind of crap.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Going Crazy Searching For A New Career!

     I am on my 2nd stint of unemployment over the last 2 years.  I just don't know how to go about finding a new career that's right for me with the lack of education sometimes required.  I was working for new home builders/developers for nearly nine years and we all...
    mbenrubi mbenrubi 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    My Most Recent Attempts To Change That

    A few weeks ago, after I arrived at church, a man asked me how my job hunt was going. I answered to the effect of, "They keep getting away from me." He introduced me to a fellow church member who happened to be standing about 20 feet away from us. This lady's husband runs the...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    What Can I Do...

    Am almost 20 and have been jobless for a year now and it sucks i feel like I'm not trying hard enough:( it suck i don't know what to do anymore and with each passing day my hope for one little phone call is slowly starting to break. Everyone tells me not to lose home and that...
    LaRose92 LaRose92 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Tell My Your Story, Please.

    I created this thread to recruit participation for my dissertation, which I need to finish to graduate and find a job. More importantly, I know how helpful it is to share your story with someone. My study is important and I am asking you to consider completing my survey...
    UnemployedStudent UnemployedStudent 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    The Sun Will Rise Again

      I have been reading your story and I have seen my picture, with some changes in details. I have finished my university in 2002 as economist,but that relay didn't help me, I applied for lots of jobs and was not lucky enough to secure a descent job so I had to work in...
    Alexious77 Alexious77 31-35 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    My Miserable 1 Month Of Hell

    Dear guys,I am honestly so depressed. I have been in the workforce for two years in contractual roles and my work life has not been easy. Last year, I was fighting for a dream and in the end I got it after a long wait. I gave it all i got in the new workplace even though my boss...
    sweetasheaven sweetasheaven 22-25 1 Response Oct 27, 2011

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    Lost Job, Worried About Loosing House And Cats.

    I have been w/out my main job for almost six months now. I was let go after several other were laid off as well. While my main supervisor was pretty bullying  and abusive it was a job. Right now I am looking for work. While I had previously had a easy time of finding...
    dysphoricsherpa dysphoricsherpa 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    Anyone interested in making some extra money

    or perhaps a new career path? My friend is expanding his business across the country and is looking for people interested in working part time/full time around their current commitments. He has done very well creating a large organization. It doesn't matter where you live or...
    MitchJuhl MitchJuhl 22-25 Apr 15

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    I Lost My Job But Found My Passion!

    So I just got fired this morning from the telemarketing company I’ve been working for the last few weeks! I worked at a mediocre hourly rate while working my *** off. It was one of the hardest things ever to simply wake up to work because I lacked ANY motivation besides money...
    CodeVeroby CodeVeroby 26-30, M Jan 6, 2013

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    A Job Offer !

    HI ,I got a Job offer for 4 americans male or female  in Saudi Arabia. You would be teaching englisch as a native speaker.No Diploma would be required from you.1700 Dollars a month (for the beginning ) ( you dont need to pay taxes ) and housing is paid for.If you are...
    ZerocooloreZ ZerocooloreZ 31-35, M Oct 6, 2011

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    Jobless, Homeless And Alone

    My current crisis of being unemployed has made my life complicated and hard but the simple reason is that I have little experience (I am not even 20 yet) but will not work for minimum wage (I would not be able to cover living expenses through that). That is about it. I would...
    NothingToDo NothingToDo 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    It's been two months

    since I resigned from my last job and right now, I'm still jobless. I want to take my time looking for a job that is right for me. A job that I will truly love.
    lei22 lei22 18-21 Jun 22

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    My name is Jarod, I am seventeen

    and everytime I go to school I feel terrible because my family is struggling financially in the aftermath of a divorce and all of my friends talk about how they go to work and get around a hundred dollar paychecks. I have tried and tried to apply but because I am shy most...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 16-17 1 Response Feb 5

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    Purpose

    When the glamour of getting money for being at home fades after a couple months, you start to wonder what should i do? Doing stuff takes money you can't afford unless you have a good nature trail nearby and eventually you have to pay bills again, so where do you find purpose...
    tamikay tamikay 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    I lost my job due to new management coming in

    and taking over our department. One of the guys I worked with was put in charge and we did not see eye to eye to say the least. He is one of those managers who only wants to be surrounded by yes men and well I tend to have my own opinion on things. Not that he needs to take...
    Midnightghost Midnightghost 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Buy My Life

    100,000 Reward for whoever finds buyer "ebay item buy my life" 100,000 Reward for whoever finds me a buyer "eBay item buy my life" i am looking for someone who wants to help me sell it. / who will promote it on line or to people. make the sale, maybe you know someone who would...
    bworth81 bworth81 22-25 Jul 4, 2013

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    Jobless And Hopeless Yet Thankful

    Ive been jobless for about 3 weeks now. I got laid off on my birthday which was depressing in it self. I am 29 and i am starting to feel like there is no hope for me. Not only i got laid off on my birthday but i also got laid off with no money in the bank for a rainy day! Through...
    mimi7729 mimi7729 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Redundant

    I got told on Friday at 4.30PM I was getting made redundant and away by 4.40 PM.  Never even got a letter to say what i was due will send it to me.  I got 30 days paid notice. Yet I only count 28.. They knew it was happening so some warning would have been good  ...
    TAMSBIRD TAMSBIRD 51-55 1 Response Dec 8, 2010

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    steack2 steack2 41-45, M Apr 21

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    Chrysler and Compuware Creates Homeless Engineer

    Please view my video and pass it on to your friends and colleagues. The more viewers I get, will support my case in the court of public opinion and pressure the three involved companies, Chrysler, Compuware d/b/a Professional Services, and Combustion Components to settle my 11...
    billsout billsout 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    I'm Screwed...here's Why

    Though delighted by the prospect of actually getting a Driver's License in the next month or so, I've been struck by the (not so sudden) realization that in this society (or any society, for that matter) a guy like me is pretty worthless when it comes down to employment. Let me...
    loser9 loser9 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    I Am Out of Work Now

    hi friends, this time i lost my job sort of like with no reason at all, ummm, but probbaly cuz of the big working pressure there in relartion to sales-job, and i am a salesman, on the morning of the day before yesterday, i got up and felt tired m, thinking of the ******* uneasy...
    brian12392 brian12392 22-25 7 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    Frustration With Work

    I need a Job, but applying online is pointless i never make it through the preliminaries. I am angry and feel helpless. I don't know what to or how to accomplish my goals. I don't even know what I want to do anymore or if I ever knew in the first place. I am lost and angry...
    Rinata Rinata 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Just Hire Me Dammit.....

    I was externing straight out of college and thought wow this good....then i got a "come and interview for this position" email. i packed up my life and moved south. Its been almost a year and a half now and i have no job to show for that move. What i do have are reject emails...
    PhoEniXAriEs PhoEniXAriEs 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Jobless Might Not Mean Doom

    To all in my position I too am still jobless, but are lucky enough it have the internet and a free opportunity that actually pays money, its based on the Groupon Model, I put a simple website together www.themathmachine.com to explain it all. As I said, its Free, and while we...
    textron textron 36-40 3 Responses Dec 16, 2011

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    Hey. I live in Columbus,

    OH. If you need me for a job and want to hire me then please message me. Thanks!
    BustyLove BustyLove 18-21, F May 14

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    Jealocy, Shame, Inferiority Complex - Let Me Break Free!!

    I have been a stay at home mom for the past six years. There is nothing that could replace this time in my life. Mother and her children being together, to me, is one of the most natural events in life. Throughout my "unemployment", I maintained various entrepreneurial venues...
    FutureFriend FutureFriend 31-35 Jun 11, 2013

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    its my bday and also am jobless right now...those who cal to wish wil surely ask what i am doing these days... it annoys me a lot.. i am jobless and am not finding a job which i...
    yashwith yashwith 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I moved to Europe for my husband. We moved here because he has an apartment here, and a job, and he makes more money than I do (easy now, i make 0 dollars, euros excuse me) so here...
    carolina87 carolina87 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I don't remember when it was exactly, but one day I woke up and said "Is this my life? What about all of the things I dreamed for myself? Where is the ease and comfort and love and...
    ToughEddie ToughEddie 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Single. Recently became jobless. Lacking motivation to find a new job. Lacking creativity lately. No driving license. Sh** education. No money. Living with parents. No children. No...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 28

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    single and didn't found that princess yet.jobless and its hard to get a job here!!! im lost
    simokhalifa simokhalifa 26-30, M Dec 3

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    1. I am from Estonia. 2. My name is Siim. It's local version of Simon. 3. I am Taurus. 4. I am terrible at remembering names. 5. I like girls who are bit younger than me. 6. I have...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Dec 5

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    I'm very dedicated to getting my license so that I may get a car for my birthday. My birthday is on Saturday, and I'm turning 24. I feel so anxious and depressed walking around...
    Bshsjsj Bshsjsj 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    lookin at the number of people on this page I can say not a lot of people experience it... I do thou...been for a while now...gt extreme after my marriage almost fell apart...
    itlay itlay 22-25, F Dec 12

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    This story begins more than two decades before I met my future husband. My MIL and FIL received an inheritance of a sort early. They used the money to buy my future husband's...
    NoNameUSA NoNameUSA 41-45 Dec 12

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    Today I became a full-time student at Vancouver Island University. My studies include First Nations Studies, History: Canada before Confederation, Women's Studies and Sociology...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    At the age of 24 I haven't yet reach any of my plans, it's just that I am not on the right track of my career, of my life, it seems that I am wasting so much of my time from...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    4 days ago I got out of class and me and one of my friends and we decided to go have some drinks. Bad Idea. A couple drinks after I blacked out, I really didn't drink a lot but I...
    sczm93 sczm93 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    You know, I never thought I'd actually live to be 16 and I don't know how I feel about it. My birthday is Friday and I should be excited but i'm not. Nothing changes, i'm still...
    FreedomIsWhatIDesire FreedomIsWhatIDesire 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    A stranger touched my life in a very special way. let me share my story. I was 18 wen I got married to a very abusive husband who is 14 yrs older Dan I am..We have a 2yr old...
    dynamitemartins23 dynamitemartins23 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    I think it's really in how life and fate was brought up from the start. Born from a poor family, friendless, jobless due to recession, unable to bring up my dreams of charity and...
    CaptainHarlock CaptainHarlock 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    When I first started hearing them they inmatated voices I knew so I was confused to as when it actually started but then I started to think I was being stalked by people and they...
    CopeWithMe CopeWithMe 22-25 4 days ago

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