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I Am Unemployed and Broke, But Looking For a Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16 People

    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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    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'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

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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

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    We used to be friends, we used to spend hours just talking even though he had a girlfriend I fell for him, I never told him so we remained friends through the years I left home got...
    nounou0728 nounou0728 26-30, F Nov 19

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    My boyfriend broke up with me almost a week ago. I feel a combination of confusion, anger, and sadness. He was my inspiration to let go of all the toxic people in my life. He was...
    Shonda Shonda 22-25, F Dec 7

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    My life is so upside down, I fear for my own safety and sanity. I left my wife for a girl, I was wrong, I know this.. I left on promises that her feeelings were real, I told my...
    lerz2000uk lerz2000uk 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Stumbled across this site after a random Google search. So, a bit about myself: I'm a U.S. Army veteran with a tour of Iraq under my belt. I'm married and have been for a little...
    tracer223 tracer223 26-30, M Nov 18

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    Is there anyone on here that is also claiming Universal Credit, a benefit you receive in the UK whilst unemployed, which you can only claim by way of having completed 35 hours a...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    It's been a difficult year. There have been some low lows and I'm wondering when the highs are coming back. I've applied to 50 jobs as of February. I've been interviewed 10 times...
    msrani msrani 31-35, F Dec 5

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    Only the people who hurt other people can truly have something in life, only the people who hurt me have gotten by. I really and truly can't have anything that makes me happy or...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Dec 3

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    I was told today that after 12 years my position is eliminated and I am being laid off from my job. The uncertainty and fear is overwhelming. Any tips on handling a job loss
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 10

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    But until June, I got one. I'll spend my time until then hating on the unemployed. Seems fashionable and trendy, and now that I'm finally one of the in-crowd (briefly), I better...
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M a week ago

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    Never in my life, have I hurt so much as the day you told me you 'just loved her more'. As if that made it any better - as if it negated the betrayals that two people who were my...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I came to Canada 3 years ago to study and then hopefully settle down here. Just the way I saw marriages and relationships go down in my family (my mother has been the mistress of...
    TheDragonBorn TheDragonBorn 22-25, M Nov 18

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    I was so depressed. But I got a job I never thought I'd be considered for and it is amazing. God blessed me when I thought I had no chance. Keep your head up people. Don't give up...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    dazedandconfused66 dazedandconfused66 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I am so broke and have made terrible choices in the past few years trying to keep our house. I work but recently the shop I have worked at for 17 years is closing. I have a new job...
    jparkers1 jparkers1 51-55, F Nov 30

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    I recently broke up with a man I had been dating for seven months. I feel very good about it. There really was no choice. I was 1,000 miles away helping my mother when my daughter...
    felinelover23 felinelover23 56-60, F Dec 10

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    I wasn't married but felt it. My bf and I lived together. Things started going wrong... He left me 3 days ago and brought pizza. Over pizza he was staring me on the floor crying...
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F Nov 25

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