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I Am Unemployed and Have a Master's Degree

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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 3 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    Yupp sure do :) stated out on a fishing boat a

    bating hooks :) I wuz an apprentice bater then but now Im a full fledged master bater :)
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    nicholas1974 nicholas1974 31-35, M Oct 2, 2014

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    I have a Masters and half of a PhD (I left the

    program, I'm not still in the process) and I, I'm not unemployed, just underemployed. I work at a job that barely requires a high school diploma. I lie to people about my education and don't let anyone know I have a Masters degree. I keep putting in new job applications, but...
    truthbealiar truthbealiar 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    I finally got a job!!

    It is a good job, great pay, a lot of travel and much potential. I am on great terms with my son's mom and have forgiven the past with all my heart. I don't get to see him much yet but am hoping that will change. I'm moving into a new place and will no longer be homeless. There...
    MissinMySon MissinMySon 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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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    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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    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 3 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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    So it's hitting week 10

    now that I have been unemployed and I am starting to feel completely hopeless. I have two degrees, a Bachelor and a Masters degree and yet I cannot seem to find a job anywhere. My discipline is education and after teaching for 3 years in and out of temp/supply teaching and...
    evollove evollove 41-45 1 Response Feb 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 9 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    Goid luck battlefield equipment rentals in

    ontario give u 20 cent a year 1.00 every five good luck
    nicholas1974 nicholas1974 31-35, M Oct 2, 2014

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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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    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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    My twenties have flown by.

    It would have been nice to have gained some meaningful connections in academia, but academia isn't always a racially diverse place. I know that I'm only looking from the outside in; that I can't exactly compare my own skills to people that have the jobs I'd like to have. But I...
    WindyCity30 WindyCity30 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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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 4 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 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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.
    LOACoach2015 LOACoach2015 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    Msc In Food Science

    and still unemployed (since 2009)...... Very very frustrating.... Losing hope.....
    gulza gulza 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2012

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    When you have this it's easy to become absolutely obsessed with things, and that's not easy to deal with, even when I became devastated after finishing a book series that there are...
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    Asperger's is like a curse to me. I didn't ask to have panic attacks in cluttered noises. I didn't ask to not have a normal social. I CERTAINLY didn't ask to drag my family and...
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    I have it. Mayve yes or maybe no. I dont know but there are signs. Although I wasnt diagnosed coz going to a psychiatrist or something has a negative stigma in my place. When I was...
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    I've just started training full time at a circus school in Australia (NICA), and am struggling every day to keep up and to not feel sick. Almost every day I have to sit down for a...
    krazykrazne krazykrazne 22-25, F Feb 18

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    I'm 22 years old the mother of two and one on the way. for the past month i have been out of my doctors and endocrinologist whom thought i had hypothyroidism until i had an...
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    I was diagnosed at 9 (now I'm 14). It can be really hard but what makes it soo much easier for me is camp oasis (summer camp for people with Crohn's and colitis)...ITS SO AMAZING...
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    Yet I can barely get a god-damn interview without a referral.
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    Yes, and I've learned many ways about how to adapt to and around NTs. Contact me if you would like. :)
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    social norms always confuses me. Still normal though. :)
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    Al1r3zA Al1r3zA 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I've had it since I was 9 years old
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    i am aspie and i am proud of it. it makes me who i am and ucan all say like it makes some things i know i was diagnosed last year with this and high functioning augism and this is...
    prodemonz prodemonz 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have a job, which is part-time with no benefits. I have an associates degree but it's unrelated to my current job. As much as my resume claims I am...I am not a people person...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Correct me if i am wrong as almost out of my mind for over thinking about this. I used to start working at age of like 16 or 17 as that age i had diabetic. I never made the...
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