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I Am Unemployed and Broke, But Looking For a Job

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    Tired

    I've been unemployed for almost 16 months. I look for work everyday and most of the time find nothing to send my resume too. I'm tired of people who think the unemployed are on one big long vacation.  I know I'm not the only one in this situation I hope it gets better for...
    pjlove51 pjlove51 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I Might Have To Resort To Self-employment

    I need to strengthen my skills in certain areas & do my OWN job! I'm frustrated, & job search agencies aren't even TRYING to help! I have a disability, but I have many ABILITIES! Disability does NOT = dumb. But people seem to think that way.   I need to...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I'm 24 and have never been able to get a job.

    The problem is I don't have the conventional skills and experience that are expected at this age. People expect you to have already defined your career path and made some accomplishes by this age. I grew up in the UK after being taken here from the USA. I was expelled from...
    GalileoTheBlack GalileoTheBlack 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    People say "you got to apply

    for the administrative assistant, temp, mailroom clerk etc..." Essentially they are saying you have to start at the bottom- which make sense. The problem is the bottom now has such a high barrier of entry to the point that the "starting at the bottom" is no longer guaranteed...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    Broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years last night. We were always sort of on again off again throughout the 4 years though. The last time we broke up (September 2014) it was bc he...
    justbreathe95 justbreathe95 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My situation is pretty much like others here. 27 years ago, I was in an abusive relationship when I found out I was pregnant with my son. It wasn't until then that I realized his...
    SharonanJay SharonanJay 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    emotional clearing is a gateway to the next level of development on the individual basis it seems. since yesterday; being emotionally triggered revealed many things perhaps i was...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I broke up with my fiance who I had been with for almost 6 years about a month ago. I realized that I loved him, just not in the way I wanted to love someone for the rest of my...
    chelsealynn217 chelsealynn217 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Finally after months of being unemployed i was offered a job. glad that stress is gone
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I met a girl, we instantly clicked. We bonded for a long time and she eventually told me that she loved me. I loved her too. I remember her smile, her laugh and most notably her...
    SammyReb SammyReb 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    no because i wouldn't date me as i am unemployed at this time. if i get my finance together then i can start making money i own half a house but I'm not working
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Wow. Cool group. Was just telling seth. Go date cutie. Him say wait for job to date. Me say you dummy. Him say need to buy flowers. Me say date can love and calm...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    so i broke up with my girlfriend of 10 years to focus on finding a good job with my education. She is all i had. trust me i wont find someone else to love me. just trust me (just...
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Of course I am, as you can probably tell by my username itself. Hello I am Mamabutterfly, I just came across this experience and didn't even know this experience existed, shows...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just broke up with my first love. I feel incredibly alone and its hard not to obsess over it. I have to go back to school in a month and basically start completely over my senior...
    captivating23 captivating23 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Week three on the new job , quota is 150 orders and I broke my biggest record yesterday with 300 orders . Furthermore , my supervisor said that I'm doing great and that I learned...
    Ezmee Ezmee 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 5 years. This past February he became completely cold hearted and broke my heart when he unexpectedly broke up with me. I was...
    schaunie schaunie 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I applied to Freihofer's for a part-time clerk position, which required 1-3 years experience. I'm dumbfounded by the experience and education requirements for jobs anymore. I need...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    Can we make it illegal for a store to require 1-3 years of experience for an entry level position?
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    I broke up with my boyfriend a three weeks ago and i'm not even sad. Does that mean i dont like him. I mean when we were together i though i felt something i was first nervous and...
    Dumle Dumle 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This long-term relationship started back in 2012. I said yes to him when he asked if i can be her girlfriend. One year later, i found out that my long time crush and his gf broke...
    xazygreece xazygreece 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Damn. I didn't get the job at Lowe's. What's funny is I'm not even mad about it. I'm just happy I got an interview, as so few give me that chance.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    So after almost 8 months of being unemployed I had an interview that I thought went really well. The interviewer told me he liked me and introduced me to the team. But I've been...
    Genuine2811 Genuine2811 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Sike ; i aint young in broke , i ******* hate broke ******* yo. Them the type of ******* that talk so much **** but yall need to remember, if you broke your opinion dont...
    BigBossLaLa BigBossLaLa 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I just want to be able to afford the things in life that I enjoy doing. Everything I want in life you need money for and I don't have any spare :/ It all goes on bills. 18 years...
    SecretAbby SecretAbby 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I met him in 2011. He was 23 and fresh out of graduate school. I was 27, divorced with two young kids and a social worker. I should have known he would never, ever marry me. Not...
    LilyQuinn LilyQuinn 31-35, F Jul 15

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    It's been over a week ago and I'll admit I'm still sad, but more so relieved. He always wanted sex. I heard Lies, and sweet talk. He never wanted to go out, said he was saving. yet...
    mutewords mutewords 18-21 Jul 15

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    I graduated in Dec 2014 and still don't have a job. I moved from Texas to Georgia for a job that did not work out, and now I am stuck here trying to support my boyfriend and two...
    Hydrangea745 Hydrangea745 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    We had a staff meeting yday that there might be layoffs and it's official today am glad I had already started working on my startup plans few months back maybe this is a sign that...
    angoodboy2000 angoodboy2000 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Man! I've been out of work for four months and it sucks ****. I have applied for over 100 jobs. Damn being employed sucks.
    pml94 pml94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have hired a recruiter/head-hunter and searched Google myself and haven't found anything across the country. I work on small projects here and there for little/no pay and I have...
    findinghappinessnow findinghappinessnow 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I have a job interview tomorrow morning. There are very few jobs in the area, so hopefully I get this.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am now 50% through my debt and it hurts everyone I know who has helped fund it. Universities are such money grabs. I had three loans just to shelter, clothe and feed myself. I...
    findinghappinessnow findinghappinessnow 26-30, F Jul 13

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    I loved him. But my mental illness made it hard for us to be together. Psychosis made me always be paranoid and think he was going to kill me. Hallucinations made me see him kiss...
    zoesimonesays zoesimonesays 16-17, F Jul 12

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    I had a job then as all ways place went bankrupt every body made redundant and laid off now i back looking for a new job all over again
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