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I Am Unemployed and Broke, But Looking For a Job

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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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    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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    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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    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 have been looking for a job in graphic design and have been unemployed for 2 years now. I spent 11 years working for the same employer at ridiculously low pay an I wanted a new...
    couchpotato2014 couchpotato2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 2 days ago

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    My husband seems to be turning into a user. I never actually imagined he married me for my family money because he was so sweet and kind and doing well himself. When we married I...
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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...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F a week ago

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    This happen on June 10th 2014, my parents force me to brake up with my girlfriend (me and her don't consider are selfs broke. up) but my parents told me it was because "it was for...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    For once I want to be able to have a mature and healthy relationship. Over the course of 3 years I have had 5 girlfriends 2 broke up with me for their own reasons. 2 cheated on...
    Winbu Winbu 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    So I was going to share my whole college experience, but that would get long and boring so I'll just start after graduation. In the late summer of 2013 I graduated at 22 with a...
    Audino531 Audino531 22-25, F Jul 2

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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks collegeā€¦ To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M Jul 1

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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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 3 days ago

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    I'm 25 years old, and have had 13 different jobs in the past 10 years. I kept one Deli/ Grocery job for 3 1/2 years but momentarily quit for 6 weeks, and was re-hired. While...
    sasquatch88 sasquatch88 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hi. I could really use conversation from people who are going through possibly a similar situation as me. I broke up with my amazing, beautiful person of a boyfriend 2 days ago and...
    ChelseyBrownfield ChelseyBrownfield 22-25, F Jul 14

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    After 4 months of being unemployed I finally have a job. I have no time to come on this any more which upsets me cause I had lots of people I really enjoyed speaking to. But I am...
    klxo klxo 18-21, F Jul 19

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    The irony is that you have to go to college to get a job, however in college I had better chances gaining employment as a student, instead of a graduate with a degree in...
    mehmf mehmf 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I've been out of a job for awhile now and I'm going crazy. I hate not having a job and not having money and I'm sorry but welfare just doesn't cut it for me it makes me feel like...
    IAmSatan IAmSatan 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I am very unhappy. I have a Masters from a very good university, some work experience too. But no job. I took a risk and moved to the other side of the world for a promise of an...
    Tourmaline13 Tourmaline13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I am 24. I've been married to my husband for just over 2 years. We have no children. We met in college, dated for only 6 months before getting engaged, and were married almost 2...
    swimcoachpro swimcoachpro 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Just became unemployed as of June 30, 2014. I was a teacher in the Camden City Public School District for 8 years. I've applied everywhere and have received no callbacks. As of...
    BeFree619 BeFree619 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Jul 17

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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 4 days ago

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    The hits keep on coming! Bills, rent, lost 2 jobs, new baby, and now just languishing with no income praying and stressing .... too much pride to ask for help, no one to ask if I...
    MooMooKittyKat MooMooKittyKat 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Just finished uni but not sure what to do now :( Anyone able to give me some advice?
    blas12345 blas12345 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    2 months out of college and still no job. Womp.
    khaliahb khaliahb 22-25, F Jul 16

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    No reply from the four job apps i turned in! Freakin stupid how they say you need experience but they won't give you any!
    Paternick Paternick 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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 2 days ago

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    I've been with my husband since I was 18. We met our freshman year of college and have been together ever since. I love him, but I feel like the relationship has gone on longer...
    ejb245 ejb245 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Okay first of all I don't consider cheating on her I'm not that type of person. If I was ever going to cheat I would break up first. This was just the closest category I could find...
    npodsiadlo npodsiadlo 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Going in for my first interview in a year. REALLY need this to come thru, been struggling big time with life. Wish a brother luck?
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 16

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    God. I grew up in God, and I was a big believer. My foundation was really good because I had a whole family of believers. Among my sisters and my cousins, I was the "closest" to...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    My insurance will cover my psychiatrist bills. They've been giving him the runaround for months now and I just now found out about it. We cannot afford this as we are broke already...
    Britt25 Britt25 41-45, F Jul 5

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    Yes I love him and hate him. It was fun hanging out and chatting with him. He lied to me a lot of times and treat me like ***** when he is in a bad mood. He said he love me but...
    yomy1603 yomy1603 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm so broke. I feel like no matter how much I work, I still don't have enough money to get by. Sometimes, I can barely afford to eat. College had been an utter waste of time but I...
    chadwiak01 chadwiak01 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I broke my curfew and got a good spanking for it I was meant to be in by 9 but I was home by 11
    Robert9191 Robert9191 18-21 5 Responses Jul 3

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    Last night for absolutely no reason (actually there might be a reason that I don't know about) anyway I broke down in my bed and cried it was terrible since I hate crying. Congrats...
    Nightfang109 Nightfang109 13-15, M Jul 5

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    I broke up with my love of 7 months last night. It was for the best. We want different things. He's going into the airforce which I support him but I wouldn't be able to physically...
    savypage savypage 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Cant sfford a place. Or a doctor. Or nutrition. But me does get disability pay. For being broke. So i am lucky.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I broke up with my boyfriend, forget about him, i'm over it though, no use in whining!
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I broke a promise that I made to one of my best friends, who's always there for me and I feel like I've upset him, the promise was that I wouldn't cut ever again. And I did, I...
    JaimeSparkles JaimeSparkles 13-15, T Jul 21

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    Someone broke the Hoover, 'it was moonziggy!' Someone broke the iron, 'it was moonziggy!' Once, my bike was resting against the shed door, my sister got angry and slammed the door...
    moonziggy moonziggy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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