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I Am Unemployed and Broke, But Looking For a Job

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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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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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    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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    I graduated from my undergrad two months ago, with a degree in Graphic Design. I love design, and I longed to work in a corporate setting within a marketing department, or perhaps...
    pp2014 pp2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    My career path has been recruiting... And I'm unemployed. The joke is on me. Most recruiting jobs are with employment agencies and they all require recruiters to sell their...
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    Getting married in less than 2 mths ! I'm so excited and nervous . Newly unemployed and looking for work . Awesome timing :/
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    I'm looking for a sugar daddy.
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    I met him online and he was the most charming person in the world. Was so interested in what i was like my thoughts, goals, philosophies on life. And so sweet. But somewhere it...
    Confused4959 Confused4959 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I have been friends with 2 people who were once very happily married. I met both of them at the same time and they seemed to be really great together. It seems that now perhaps...
    beinmee beinmee 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Yes, I absolutely hate goodbyes; and I think a lot of people would agree that some of the worst ones are those that are absolutely necessary. One question that I always ponder...
    1MagicalMystery 1MagicalMystery 31-35, F Aug 13

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    After many years on searching for a job, I finally got one. During my search for a job I was desperate, I was willing to do take any job, and promised myself that once I got a job...
    ooohhhjerry ooohhhjerry 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Here I am writing this. A month as passed since my last job and yet the words I use to express the feelings that I do I cannot comprehend. My eyes don't seem to open to the same...
    theworldasitis theworldasitis 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    And I don't enjoy it. I do some voluntary work which is okay, but I'd rather have a paid job. I also hate the attitude of some people, tarring those who are unemployed with the...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Hello everyone, I am grateful to know that I'm not alone. I am 48, Married to the most understanding Lady in the world, no kids cause we couldn't have any and never employed long...
    dolandry dolandry 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    -- Got A New Job --I got a job , working in a small company as logistics operator, I was a logistics manager before , but I don't want to work busy as previously , working in a...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Aug 2

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    I've been unemployed for 2 months now and scared out of my miind. I have 2 kids and the only breadwinner. Ive read some posts here where people have been unemployed for a very long...
    jerseygrl1103 jerseygrl1103 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I got an interview for a great job and now I don't want it. This keeps happening. I hate interviews. They're terrifying. Uuuuuugh.
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 4 1/2 years. We met at university through a mutual friend. We don't live together as we live and work in different cities and I am still caring...
    MsRugbygirl19 MsRugbygirl19 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I've been out of work for a month now and really feeling down. Not getting a call back for a job has me feeling rejected. I've been crying for the past week and am even having...
    mwo925 mwo925 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I struggled for years to get an Engineering degree, just to find out that nobody wants a female engineer. How funny is that? I got my degree almost two years ago, and I could only...
    caritus caritus 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The thing they don't tell you about certain programs in grad school is how difficult it'll be to earn money, while attending school full-time. I am enrolled in a speech therapy...
    vb384 vb384 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I work 2 jobs over 50-60 hours a week & the universe still figures out a way for me to be broke
    SuperblackSER SuperblackSER 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Anyone sees this and knows where I can get/earn/receive $60,000 to move into a home (no loans, have enough of those from being a student). No comments saying get a job or go work...
    carlgj carlgj 18-21, M Jul 29

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    Thinking about all the BS I've gone through and how most of the time I never get anything in return and how bad I'm fighting with my mom and having to deal with my depression even...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F Aug 11

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
    MartinIsInLove MartinIsInLove 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It has been almost two years since I broke up with my ex (we were together for 6 years, lived together, etc) I am so over him, I love my life, I have my own place now, my job is...
    paulchen90 paulchen90 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So fokyn true. Disgusted by employers. And supervisors. And how business is done. Lies for profit. No quality products. Legal abuse. Catering to jerks. No...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    To apply for a 2nd year, you should use before your 31st birthday.  Be careful of this. For anyone who is granted a second Functioning Holiday getaway Visa, you are permitted to...
    Benitakey Benitakey 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend broke up a couple of times but I'm not a person that cries for hours about it so me and my EX-boyfriend broke up 3 times. I loved him and he loved me.
    RainbowPower RainbowPower 13-15, F Aug 15

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    I broke up with my girlfriend in March and it was just awful. I mean I broke up with her because I don't want a long distance relationship and we didn't exactly want the same...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Today is... Friday, technically saturday. Today I uploaded my movie unto the film festival's dropbox, that was tiring but ya know I'm excited for things to come. Today I met up...
    jbisoon jbisoon 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Remember I had asked if the "I need some time to think" means break up? It meaned. He broke me up today. And I am something more than depressed.. It was not long time relationship...
    evgeniaEv evgeniaEv 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I broke up with my boyfriend about a month ago and he was the best thing that ever happened to me and I wish I could tell him that but I'm to scared to tell him.
    infiniteuniverse infiniteuniverse 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Its weird, cuz we were really close, and i dont feel sad, maybe because i was the one who broke up with her, but in past relationships i feel a little sad even though i was the on...
    FenderACDC FenderACDC 18-21 Jul 29

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    My girlfriend and I just broke up about two and a half weeks ago. I hate to admit it but ever since she entered my life, my life became messier but I also had never experienced...
    Junchew Junchew 18-21, M Aug 2

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    I broke up with him two days ago. I miss him so much. I don't want to get back with him, but I want to talk to him and be sure he's doing ok.
    aj2456 aj2456 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I need someone to talk too because my girlfriend broke up with me because I was too attached, any advice for the future? Thanks and god bless⭐️
    spicysaurav spicysaurav 16-17, M Aug 2

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    my bank is the worst. They're charging me money for not having enough money in my account. apparently i cant even afford to be broke.
    blackguy22 blackguy22 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Here's my issue. 1st I am a man. By girlfriend of almost 2 years broke up with me. One of the issues she says caused the break up, is the relationship I have with my baby momma. I...
    alexgmzz alexgmzz 36-40 Aug 5

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    We were friends for a very long time even before i had my first girlfriend. I could share to her almost everything in my life and same goes to her. When I broke up with my first ex...
    kukuclock kukuclock 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I have an online friend who I met on a random chatroom 1 1/2 year ago, he's japanese and we've never met. half a year ago I started dating this guy, I never told him about my...
    Daina13 Daina13 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    My bf just broke up with me..tommorrow was gonna be our 7 month anniversary, i feel pain but i shouldve seen it coming, ive always had bad expierence with guys and i really thought...
    nightlover1 nightlover1 13-15, F Aug 14

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    I get paid decently for what I do, and so I'm never broke. But it isn't a good feeling.
    hiself hiself 13-15, M a week ago

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    well me and Sam broke up because it is hard to have a long distance relationship but I am still in his heart and him in mine we are still loving friends
    coltan108 coltan108 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I was shocked and felt down. He said that I was cold to him and made him feel like I didn't love him enough. He was sentimental, quiet in a while and we just broke up a month ago...
    whatsover whatsover 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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