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I Am Unemployed and Have a Master's Degree

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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...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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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...
    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...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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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...
    HopefulHattie HopefulHattie 31-35 4 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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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 20...
    MISMinSA MISMinSA 41-45 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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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...
    amafreeman amafreeman 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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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...
    d9m4x83c7k d9m4x83c7k 31-35, F 3 Responses 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...
    packerbacker52 packerbacker52 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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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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    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...
    useless12 useless12 26-30 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    From having and raising four kids, marriage, home ownership, and working part-time after twenty years of attending college off and on, I received my Bachelor"s degree. That was 15...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I do not have Parkinson's disease but I added this experience because I plan to become a neurologist specializing in Parkinson's disease and I love reading what you have to say...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I think I might have Cushing's Disease. Looking for someone who can explain what they went through with this.
    Jackson2033 Jackson2033 18-21, F Apr 4

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    I have Tourette's syndrome.
    mrhollingswortg1992 mrhollingswortg1992 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am very well educated and professionally employed as a research assistant in a scientific lab. I hold a bachelors degree in chemistry and now working on my masters degree. I...
    femaledressed4work femaledressed4work 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    At least you are smart ..... I have 4 degrees. 2 bachelor degrees and 2 masters.
    boadiccearose boadiccearose 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    In Sport Science and Coaching, most rewarding thing receiving your degree, such a buzz!
    Cass19 Cass19 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    All the sounds I hear are extremely loud. I may have been like this my whole life, but it's getting worse now. People talking, laughing, babies crying, cars, machines, phones...
    mad95 mad95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Hello. I'm actually happy to have found a place to read others similar stories to my sons.. when he was born, he was perfect. At about 4-5 months old, my mother noticed he wasn't...
    amburk amburk 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I was diagnosed with TS when I was very young. My case is mild and my tics are slight but I do feel the internal side effects of TS like anxiety, hyper vigilance, and some OCD. I...
    artMusicBrew artMusicBrew 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I was just diagnosed with Forestier's Disease or DISH...Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosisin in my lower spine. I've had weakness in my legs, lower back for the past 4...
    halley888 halley888 46-50, F Mar 26

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    But it's not what everyone thinks it is. When you say 'aspergers', people think of socially awkward people who are obsessed with computers or science. But in reality, it's a lot...
    sarah19597 sarah19597 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    I was first diagnosed when I was about 10 and I am now almost 35. I have been treated with many different forms of both topical ointments and oral steroids over the years...
    RizzB RizzB 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I was just diagnosed a few months ago but I think I've had it for a few years now. The doctors actually found the tumor in my chest before they realized my eye drooping was Horner...
    Pinkyjolie Pinkyjolie 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Was diagnosed back in high school. Felt like it held me back from many things. Yea, I did go 2 dances, junior and senior prom, but people treated me like I was retarded. I'm highly...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I was diagnosed last year, I have typical symptoms but my doctor said its extreme, my hands get a little cold and got pure whit e and when they warm the pins and needles start. It...
    indigo21 indigo21 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I've had symptoms of Crohn's Disease since I was 13. Having gone through four doctors and two negative colonoscopies (among other tests), it was kind of a relief when I was finally...
    Maeliss Maeliss 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I found out I had Poland's Syndrome in my 30s ( I am now 48) when I was referred to a plastic surgeon. Had an operation but had to remove the implant as my chest cavity kept...
    gamordente gamordente 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Its my daughter that has Dariers, inherited from her dad she is now 12 but was showing symptoms at 2!! she has topical ointments and washes to use but obviously its v hard for her...
    exhaustedx10 exhaustedx10 41-45, F Mar 28

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    Hey everyone, I'm in my last quarter of an MPP program. The pressure to finish up the academic work seems stupid when I feel i should be spending most of my energy looking for...
    almostthere14 almostthere14 36-40, F Apr 5

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    I really want to get involved but I don't know what to say other than I'm here.
    lunaskies lunaskies 56-60, F Mar 28

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    Can anyone explain what the signs and symptoms were for them?
    Jackson2033 Jackson2033 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I get reconstruction surgery July 16th!!! SO excited, but not being able to play field hockey because of it is going to suck. I'm terrified of going under but I don't even care...
    marinagrace marinagrace 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So, I've just fought with my parents once again. It always ends with my mother telling me that I should be grateful that they take care and pay my expenses and that they deserve to...
    TretmanTJ TretmanTJ 16-17, M a week ago

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    My sister just graduated from law school and she's now moving out to start her review for bar exams, my other sister has a family of her own and is busy doing their thing, my...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am adult ADHD and have Parkinson's. My wife has Asperger's and various chronic illnesses. I love my wife dearly, but most of our marriage I've wondered whether she loves me. I...
    rw57 rw57 56-60, M Mar 22

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    I can't believe I'm in this position. He seemed to be the antithesis of the things that worried me most about my father. They say you tend to marry your father and my father was...
    TennesseeTina TennesseeTina 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I started having digestive issues the past year or more. I tend to go towards natural healing modes so, when things got back last October and I had chronic loose stool and very...
    Dia949 Dia949 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    From what I understand, you need to have had S in order to get an S T D. :P
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always thought that because my girlfriend can't give me everything I want that makes it imperfect. But really the closest thing to perfect is your own perfect. Because it that's...
    FullofFood FullofFood 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    There are so many times I wish I could find that right girl. Whenever I hear from people close to me say they have finally have a b/f or g/f, it seems like I am the one that is...
    Barefooter25 Barefooter25 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I've never been in love but I've damn sure been hurt. Today I went to my weekly counseling session and I said something to my counselor that I have never said out loud. Crazy thing...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Short commentary mostly directed to the hiring managers out there, the temp agencies, those who assume finding a job is cake: You must have heard, seen it, experienced it a...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M Mar 19

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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...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Hello, I am Jai and I am Unemployed.6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 26-30, F 4 days ago

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