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I Am Unemployed and Have a Master's Degree

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    Master's Degree And Perpetually Jobless

    I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in 2007 and soon after became a Substitute Teacher and tutor to work through grad school. Today, I am not even a tutor anymore. After I completed my BA, I thought I would get my Teaching Credential. Once I was immersed in grad school, however, I...
    thrillhaus thrillhaus 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    Underqualified and Overqualified

    I have lots of experience, but in the wrong things.  I have taken lots of classes, but not the right ones.  I have degrees, but no one seems to care.  No one wants to hire an Administrative Assistant with an advanced degree.  No one wants to hire someone with...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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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 internship because in the country where I graduated there was nothing at all. In my mind, this internship had the potential to evolve into either a...
    Tourmaline13 Tourmaline13 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    What A Waste

    I was making more money when I only had my AA in Liberal Arts.  Then I got the bright ideal to return to college to finish my last year.  I finished my BS degree in Orgainzational Communications in '04.  I loved the learning experience so much, I thought, "Why not...
    bobbyblaze38 bobbyblaze38 46-50 May 21, 2010

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    I Feel Lied To.

    I've been told since I started kindergarten that if I did well in school I would be able to get a good job. So, I buckled down and charged forward, receiving only one A- in high school to graduate as salutatorian of my high school senior class. I then went on to a good college...
    packerbacker52 packerbacker52 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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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 7 Responses Jul 16

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    About To Lose Wife Of ≪1 Year

    i went straight through school to get a masters degree in 2009 at age 24, within a year of graduating worked a few low paying jobs at the same time, then got married and moved in July 2012 and haven't had any work since. Lack of experience in my degree field to land a job within...
    useless12 useless12 26-30 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Was An Education Really Worth It?

    My Bachelors was easy. I had a good man, a place to live away from my mother, and I worked steadily on campus in the bookstore. I had it by the time I was 21, and entered the Masters program. I couldn't keep my position in the bookstore anymore to make time to work on my thesis...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    I am an unemployed teacher. In 2010 I could see this coming so I started grad school to change fields in education. This April I lost my job and I feel like I've been playing catch-up ever since. Sooo many things have happened. A friend of mine committed suicide, 6 weeks...
    amafreeman amafreeman 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Masters Degree And Unemployed

    I cannot believe that I have not found a job.6 months now. I am a 35 yo female that has been working since I was 15. I have a Bachelors in Health Services Admin and a Masters in Public Admin. I cant even get a job as an Executive Asst!! I am having to move back into my...
    HopefulHattie HopefulHattie 31-35 4 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    I am M.Com .....with 3 yrs exp into BPO plus 7

    months of gap and I am unemployed. I wish LOA works for me and I get a job soon.I need it asap .Guys please pray for me.
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Msc In Food Science

    and still unemployed (since 2009)...... Very very frustrating.... Losing hope.....
    gulza gulza 31-35, F Jan 22, 2012

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    Frustrated Is A Colossal Understatement!

    I can't even begin to describe my frustration at being unemployed! I hate it. While I am freelancing at the moment (and have been on and off for the past decade), it's not regular income. I completed my master's in 1.5 years and my bachelor's in 2.5 years and it's been 8 months...
    d9m4x83c7k d9m4x83c7k 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2010

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    No Rest For The Wicked.

    Long story short, I grew up poor and had nothing. In high school when all the rich kids were punting around pigskins, I was busting tires at the local docal tire shop. When my senior year came up, I was scared out of my mind because I had no way of making it on my own. My parents...
    000180457W 000180457W 26-30 2 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    No Experience, Need Not Apply

    Here is my background. At age 37 I earned a BS Geography-Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Public Administration. I graduated in Dec of 2007 just when Gov. Perry told the Federal Government he would not accept the stimulus money. As a result, all levels of government in...
    MISMinSA MISMinSA 41-45 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I attained a 2.2 in Law from the University of Birmingham. The certificate is basically just a sheet of paper with their logo on nothing special like the degree itself. It is...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hey I am a recent college grad and if you are too or are still in (or even just thinking about it) just message me it would be nice to meet people who have been in the same boat...
    wheyisolate wheyisolate 22-25, M Jul 31

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    my computer's running really ******* slow and it's throwing off the entire mood of writing. Even as I'm typing now, it's lagging hardcore and i'm sick of it. I'm writing a story...
    hornewrecked hornewrecked 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I've had depression and anxiety pretty much my whole life, leading to two hospital stays in my late teens. At that stage it was suspected to be some sort of psychosis, or...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    And it's depressing and so tiring :(
    MarvelBabe MarvelBabe 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I was at this 12½ year wedding day anniversary today. Way to many people. Couldn't focus on anything. Too much noise. And my phone died after the first 4 hours, but I was there...
    leejoonnieoppa leejoonnieoppa 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I have a 7 yr old adopted daughter that I'm very concerned about. She and her twin sister were abandoned at the hospital, born 3 mos. premature, and positive for methamphetamine...
    mama27kidz mama27kidz 56-60, F Aug 5

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    I was told I had keinbock's about 12 yrs. ago had surgery to shorten bone in my right arm. That helped with pain for about two yrs. so I stayed working but since then pain has...
    icequeen029 icequeen029 31-35, F Aug 11

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    I am 16 years old and got my first job in May of 2014. I'm a Server and Cashier at a restaurant. Some days when I work, I feel slow with knowing what's going on. I never had a...
    short98 short98 16-17, F a week ago

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    All my life, I’ve felt different, like I just don’t quite belong in any group that I’m a part of. Trying to fit in has led to me to trouble. I’ve drank heavily, smoked weed...
    empoweredh22 empoweredh22 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was just diagnosed with hashimoto's my TPO is 3300 and my Tg was <5, does anyone else have these levels? I can never get warm and have a lot of joint pain. I don't do well in...
    Jung007 Jung007 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Five different specialists have now told me I should start taking my medication now. Actually it could be six or seven but I don't want to. It isn't going to cure me.
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am making a prognosis as a patient and I want to be tested for the AACh antibodies. Thymoma is abnormal growth of the thymus and is strongly correlated with MFC in the recent...
    RiderVictori RiderVictori 31-35, T Aug 9

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    I have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Sometimes it just seems like it doesn't fit at all except the unsocial part as most of my routines has fallen apart well I guess this...
    Joiss Joiss 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I have had raynauds since at least 4 years old, but I didn't know what it was until about 13yrs old. This disease has been so frustrating because I feel like nobody understands it...
    allisondela allisondela 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am at a loss and need some help! I went to urgent care in February because I had this horribly terrible rash that itched uncontrollably and was painful. I had clusters of what...
    SweetJFowler SweetJFowler 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084036675/artistic-autistic-awareness?ref=email My Kickstarter application is finally live. I have autism and I find the preconceptions...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I need help I can't find a girl that likes me and I mange to suppres. My tics really well and you would only really know if someone told you and well I think the girls I try to get...
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I am a college graduate from Kings College in Cambridge, England. Also, I am a college graduate from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!!!
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F Jul 27

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    I was diagnosed at 27 due to tadpole pupil episodes. I always had a smaller pupil and droopy lid. Also a long time migraine sufferer. In the past two years, I developed new...
    telltalelemon telltalelemon 31-35, F Jul 29

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    Do any of you keep like dairy/journal
    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Had it since fifth grade (10 years old). I remember when i went to science camp. I was the only kid who had to wake up early and go to the teachers room to take my medicine. While...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    So I had an argument with my uncle after he heard that I've told my aunt that I've read a job description from Verizon. The job as a part time sales rep and one of the requirements...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hai guys! So, my last account got deleted... :/ I'm looking for my master(s)... If you see this, and you are @sensedaddy or @james687 Please contact me. This used to be...
    nevergray911 nevergray911 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm not bragging about myself but I've always been a good student and going to college was a big dream of mine. I was bullied in highschool (and before) and I naively thought that...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I recently met a new member of my family and enjoyed their company very much. On the drive home I said to myself - "what is the worst thought I could have about this person right...
    Thisaboveall Thisaboveall 31-35, M Aug 6

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    First of all, sorry for my English, it´s not my mother language. They don´t even know how I look and hate me already I´ve been dating my boyfriend for almost two years. We meet...
    chocolola chocolola 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I have Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism. Nothing new, was diagnosed over a year ago. However, my symptoms have become out of control. I need my medication adjusted. While I'm waiting...
    justb33 justb33 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I was never diagnosed with BPD but I feel I do have it. I have been reading about it and after reading many of your own testimonies I am convinced this is what I have. It's been a...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    But I don't have a feminine side ;A; But there's a side I have. It's called a awesome side c:< :D And sir if you think if I would ever think I would have a feminine side I don...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F Jul 28

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    You Look Yummy :) This dream absolutely terrified me as a kid. Just thinking about this godforsaken nightmare sends huge amounts of fear crawling down my spine. I say this with...
    NFDenmark NFDenmark 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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