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I Am Unemployed and Broke, But Looking For a Job

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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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    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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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    the last time she told me she loves me was the night I broke down because I had a feeling our family would break soon. the next day my mom chose drugs and another family over the...
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    I got a new job today after about 4 months of being unemployed. I start Tuesday.. Super stressing but I need the money!
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    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    dinorap1 dinorap1 16-17, F Jun 23

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    i have not written a story in a while or even taken much part in ep for a while... but my boyfriend and i broke up today...ive known him for so many years and we started out as...
    iloveyou2014 iloveyou2014 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I think once you have been married for 20+ years, you expect that the relationship is going to make it, even if it isn't perfect. I met my ex when I was 20 in FL, we were both...
    RJWLAW48 RJWLAW48 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I don't know if breaking up with him was a right choice. I still love him and leaving someone when you love them especially because you think of the future is just really...
    xoabelxo xoabelxo 18-21, F Jun 22

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    Found this site randomly while browsing the internet in a depressed bout. Not sure what I'm expecting, I've sort of given up on the belief that human decency is even a real thing...
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    I'd wait for you Asa even if it takes me for years again. We're soon to be Seniors in high school and I still remember what you told me when we were still Sophomores, is that you...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 18

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    MzTy MzTy 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Raulovidio Raulovidio 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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