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I Am Unemployed and Have a Master's Degree

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jackson2033 Jackson2033 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    steack2 steack2 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I have multiple college degrees, I work hard, I am honest, but I am unemployed and I am a failure, I give up I am dieing this weekend. No one needs to comment etc I just don'ct...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 2 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...
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    TretmanTJ TretmanTJ 16-17, M Apr 8

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    I'm making a list of "Things I’m proud of about myself." Thus far, there is only one item on the list (the inspiration for the list in itself). It may not seem like much to you...
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    From what I understand, you need to have had S in order to get an S T D. :P
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    Life will have it's ups and downs, be happy with the ups and deal with or turn the downs into ups.
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