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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    The Utter Garbage One must go through to find a job and the Demise of the American Dream Part 1- The Garbage, thanks college… To be brief and to go for pure shock value I will...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm in the third year of this life consuming pursuit. I enjoy the study but wish it was a little less intense and competitive! It's certainly taking its toll on my confidence...
    aroundwonderland aroundwonderland 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    In 5th grade I started to notice that my back was begging to look like a hump like shape. My mom said it was cause of the way I stood and I needed to stand up straighter and not...
    InsecureEcho InsecureEcho 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Proud alumni of St. Mary's college. BA in Economics. Played softball on a scholarship. Go Gaels!
    Heartsu Heartsu 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    **** I get when I tell someone I have aspergers "But you’re nothing like ____!"
Sometimes I’ll tell someone I have aspergers and they’ll just happen to have a friend or...
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    Anyone have any advice for coping with the hot summer weather? I tolerate cold pretty well, but after being out in the sun for a little over 2 hours yesterday I had a horrible...
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 6

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    Sometimes I wonder what my family thinks with me having Asperger's or how long they've been keeping it from me. When I found out in February, my mom confessed to knowing I had it...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Can doing drugs cause this disease? I got a blood test that shows there's an underlying health condition that's causing it., My rheumatoid count is off. Anyone have information?
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    My Morton's neuroma is now gone... When I went on a ski trip with my family about eight years ago, I ended up in the ski shop because my foot hurt too much to ski. I thought that...
    mark7722 mark7722 46-50, M Jul 10

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    It's the reason 95% of everyone I have ever known has eventually pushed me away. I'm not trying to sound like a pity party but that's been my real world experience. I'm lonely...
    KusanagiShiro KusanagiShiro 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I was diagnosed with thygeson's SPK when I was 11. I''m 36 now and was accustomed to daily painful blinding flare-ups when using steroid drops. My eye glands do not produce...
    captainbrendo captainbrendo 36-40, M Jul 13

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    I was diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 16, because the school nurse recommended that I get tested for AS. My teachers thought I was [pause] different. When somebody says you...
    RazorKenny RazorKenny 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    It's hard to deal with sometimes. I just wanna stay home and cry when it's real bad. It hurts and my face droops badly.
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Oct 2012, Dr told me I have PD. Take medicine, but have good days and bad days. PD mostly affects my legs. When meds ware off, my legs hurt. Can not sleep, have to walk to...
    rjk01 rjk01 66-70, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    My doctor advised me to eat gluten-free, and I have been. I'm just wondering what type of symptoms other people get when they actually eat something with gluten. Thanks!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10

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    Anyone else hashimotos symptomatic but normal thyroid levels? If so what symptoms? I have brain fog, confusion, memory issues, tingling head, some sleeping issues, what seems like...
    CoachDanny CoachDanny 41-45, M Jul 16

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    My son who is 15 has been diagnosed with kienbochs disease - they have put ha wrist in a cars and are hoping that the blod flow to the bones will return normally - we are in New...
    raegem raegem 46-50, F Jul 20

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    Hello. I was diagnosed with A.D. 5 years ago, and 5 years before that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (and it has been terrible thus far!) I...
    jenyeaz jenyeaz 22-25, F a week 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 5 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 1 day ago

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    Something I am having increasing difficulty with at the moment is that nobody knows exactly how difficult things are for me. This includes myself. I don't know how easy...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    My autism ruined most of my life. I wish I could relive as an autistic anthro fox
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I was just diagnosed this week. Now what?
    VBLOVE1106 VBLOVE1106 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    i remember how happy I was when I had my first real poop after being diagnosed with crohns.
    helreb helreb 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    It hurts like a ***** right now . **** cold weather :( purple, red, and yellow feet.... How pretty -.-
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I've been dealing with this for about six years now.. Has actually gotten me into the field of optometry, and has shown me my passion for eyes. God is good!
    CaseyLanier CaseyLanier 16-17, F Jul 18

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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...