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I Am Unemployable

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    Immigrants Versus Crusty Middle-age Veterans

    I have noticed that up here in the Portland, OR area all the Latino/Latinaimmigrants have secured jobs.  Some of them are from Guatamela (sic).Their English is good and they have a strong work ethic.I don't begrudge anyone at anytime landing a job.However, in Oregon there are...
    beargrease beargrease 56-60 Mar 17, 2012

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    Could It Be I'm Unemployable?

    I used to believe I was simply unemployed and getting a raw deal in the tough job market. I had skills and experience I wanted to improve and build up on. This time around I have reached the conclusion I am now unemployable. I'm not allowed to drive for medical reasons so that...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Unemployable - The Struggle

    At 46 years of age with at least 20 years of work experience you would think that this would not be the case. Unfortunately with things as they are now, gaps in your employment history gets your application kicked to the trash instantly. Just found out that focusing on the years...
    digitalmuse66 digitalmuse66 46-50, F Dec 6, 2012

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    Job Crazy

    i have been in a spiral for the last 3 or 4 years of being unable to find a decent job.  i have taken jobs that are disasters waiting to happen and this is after a wonderful career that lasted for over for 30 years.  the jobs i have been able to get are laden with...
    cmcmcm cmcmcm 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    I Was Fired Again For The 1000th Time.

    I apologize for misspellings. English isn't my 1st language.I suspect it may be my personality. I am the kind of person that I am extremely shy and with a high degree of introversion. I do not enjoy being close to people. I just don't like, sometimes, how people are, and...
    FtEustis2288 FtEustis2288 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    I Googled "i Am Unemployable"

    Hola Amigos! I just recently discovered this website and I think it is fanTASTIC!!!! I'm rather shy by nature, so to make a long story short I'll just say that I think I am unemployable because I am 47 years old, kind of ugly, muy gringo, borderline obese, transgender, numerous...
    zindor zindor 46-50 1 Response Dec 3, 2010

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    making a resume, the only references i have are

    teachers and my guidance counselor. finishing high school a year early and hating being late are the only good things i can think of. i looked at the job ads EVERYONE wants experience but I've been looking for work since i was 14 and haven't gotten jack ****.
    agentchaos agentchaos 18-21, M Dec 22, 2013

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    Unemployable College Graduate

    I am unemployable. I graduated with a degree in communications but couldn't find a suitable job in that field so I went off to work as a claims processor. I was fired after two weeks. Next I worked as a person Friday for six months and was forced to quit so I wouldn't get fired...
    ChocolateChip ChocolateChip 51-55 4 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Not Many Want To Employ A Ptsd N Depressed Person

    my paranoia is rampant ... I can easily fall into the voices of Joyce, Rick and Katy in my head and it goes on most days ... bunnypoeta, relatives, my sister and the story goes on... the centerlink need to know this that I am still spending up to 5 or more hours A DAY thinking...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    You can take this job and shove it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPrSVkTRb24 fucken sideways
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M Apr 18, 2010

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    31 Unemployable

    I am 31 years old with a reasonable education, with two working arms and legs. I have no mental disability or physical impairment. And I am completely and totally unemployable. There is no way I am ever going to find work and it is not my fault. I was thrown into a supermarket...
    riclopez riclopez 31-35 Aug 25, 2013

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    Hitting A Brick Wall

    I've always had poor-paying office jobs, even after I went back to school and received a BA in Management.  I found out fast that no one wants to give a clerical worker a chance to show they can do more than type and file.  In fact, it is to some companies' advantage to keep...
    Shorty8 Shorty8 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    53/transgendered/white Convicted Felon/overqualified/unverifiable Work History

       So let's start with being 53 years old. I used to have a good paying ,physically demanding job, that I became physically unable to be productive in. This caused my superiors to target me, and fight me tooth and nail every time my back became so painful that I...
    kaytrex kaytrex 51-55 Aug 27, 2010

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    Am 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 Sep 22, 2012

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    They Say It'S About Quality, Right?

    I have been actively searching for a new job for 2 years now. Before that I ran my own business and before that I ran my own division with 20 people working for me. Substantial by our industry's standard. Unfortunately my business was too small to absorb the economic changes...
    Feb 4, 2013

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    A Victim Of The Education System And An Corrupt Industry

    When I did my A levels and partially due to the awful teaching (we had an IT exam for Access and none of the teachers knew how to use it) as well as in retrospect me not being ready for or sure of what I was doing, I came back with some mediocre results. I remember asking my...
    0MadWatch0 0MadWatch0 22-25 Jan 30, 2012

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    Going On 15 Years........

    All my disabilities are emotional, mental. I have no real physical disabilities. I have weak knees, but lots of people do. My anxiety disorder & PTSD is the main concerns for me. If I could find a quiet, relatively stressfree job that I could do from home.... I'd jump...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Wonder If It's My Age, The Economy, Or Just "me?"

    I have been a stay at home Mom for almost 13 years now. I've raised 4 children, now it's time for me to get back out there. Started looking for work a year ago. I must have applied for almost 75-80 jobs, with only 6 interviews. On one interview, the manager told me that my...
    feemail001 feemail001 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Fired From Last 3 Jobs

    I have a college degree I cannot do anything with. I have also been fired from my last three jobs.  In this economy I can't find a job anywhere.  I broke, 40 years old and begging money from my parents. Makes me a little bit depressed.
    readsomething readsomething 41-45, M 3 Responses May 10, 2009

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    The Crucible

    Another middle-age white male well-nigh 60 years old and well-nigh 3 years unemployment.Positions available:  customer service, ill-suited for this work.Five years experience janitorial.  Howbeit, custodial work now requires employeeto have their own vehicle and insurance.
    beargrease beargrease 56-60 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    "You Look Fine."

    How I hate those words in the title!!!  According to the Veteran's Administration I am 110% disabled; according to the Social Security Administration, "just" 100%.  However, I have no apparent physical disabilities.  When people ask me what I do for a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    Jackie

    I was laid off Sept 2012.  The company I had worked for since 2000 had been sold to a bigger company.  People started getting laid off and locations closed.  It finally came my turn to be laid off.  Even though I have handled money and credit cards for the last 15 years...
    ChowChops ChowChops 56-60 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    Not Yet Recovered From Last Recession

    Up until the last recession (2001), I had a pretty stable IT job with decent pay, benefits, etc. Upper management decided to move our jobs off-shore and there went my job. My skills were getting rusty at that time so after 6 months of not finding a job, I went back to grad...
    swats999 swats999 41-45 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I just got married to the most wonderful woman and we relocated to her home town in the middle of Deep East Texas. I can handle the fact that this plunged us back deeper into the...
    ECASoto ECASoto 22-25 1 day ago

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