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    I Was Fired Because Of My Race.

    I had my first job in February of this year. I worked at a daycare close to my home. It was amazing. I got to nap with the children, I got to play with toys all day. I worked with the babies. I worked with a 4 month old, a 7 month old and a one year old. It was great. I was only...
    sunchips sunchips 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I Am Starting to Realize Im Just Like You.

    So I beat myself up. Daily. I judge myself by my successes and I currently cant say that I am proud of who I am. Thats why Im just like you.   Im not the only one. Neither are you. Ive had jobs that I hate, jobs that I loved and lost. I try every day to find...
    nagamacella nagamacella 22-25, F 17 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Not unemployed, but retired at an early age.

    Long story, but after 30 faithful years of heavy lifting, climbing, and swinging from the rafters at a factory job, I almost severed my spinal cord and had to have back surgery. They then considered me a high risk employee and sent me out to pasture. Now I'm doing something I...
    smarjo57 smarjo57 56-60, F 2 Responses May 5

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    for the first time since I was old enough to

    legally work I'm unemployed. As far as timing goes it couldn't be better. My boyfriend can support us for the time being, though I know it's eating into his savings. I hate that. I hate being provided for and not pulling my weight. I haven't heard back from anyone so far and I'm...
    elloguise elloguise 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    because I'm not good at anything,

    how can I get a career I love if I don't have a clue what I want, I know I love helping people, but not in a customer service kind of thing.
    sadguy253 sadguy253 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 3

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    I'm locked out of the workforce.

    I'm unsure how to get a job. The job network won't take me because I'm disabled and the disabled job network won't take me because I don't have all the paperwork, I have my pension card....I think that should be enough. I tried getting a job on my own but I look and sound...
    blackyogi blackyogi 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I did what everyone said was right.

    I went to college. At enrollment, it was a top 50 institution. I double majored in finance and accounting. I participated in honors programs, held campus leadership positions, and worked to finance my education (first generation college student from a very poor family). And...
    cannotgetabreak cannotgetabreak 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 15

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    Was unemployed for nine years.

    Had a job a few months back but I didn't like it. I know I should've tough it out but if I stay there any longer I would probably do something I would not even thought I would do. I should seriously go to college.
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    I recently moved across the country

    and didn't plan it very well. I am broke, can't pay my bills, and waiting for school to start. I have two interviews this week but I am feeling so insecure and low down I am worried my lack of confidence will show through and I won't get hired! I am low on dog food and gas. I am...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 18

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    Honestly, every ******* place I walk into they

    aren't hiring my bestfriend's girlfriend goes into the same stores and they hand her s application or direct her to a website to apply I'm so ******* annoyed, if I complain about I'm wrong, if I keep going and the results are the same I'm not supposed to give up but that's...
    GodlessWorld GodlessWorld 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    I've just divorced and im unemployed.

    I don't know were to start. Hard times!!
    onica onica 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    Have been for about 1 year now.

    Luckily I have loving people and girlfriend who let stay with them as I look for a job. I wouldn't say my life is a mess, because quite frankly it isn't. The one thing that always creeps up in my mind is my girlfriend breaking things off with me because my lack of income.
    UnemployedandBroke UnemployedandBroke 18-21, M 6 Responses May 23

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    Lost

    I graduated 3 and a half years ago with little enough work experience to start with, no idea what I want to do and unable to imagine myself being any good at anything. I just feel like I don't even know where to start, I can't even get hired for the most trivial jobs because of...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    lyndilee lyndilee 41-45, F 4 Responses May 27

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    Still Unemployed After Three Year After Graduation

    I finished my Master degree in Financial Economics and in spite of thousands of send cv, no job offer. This can be explained by relatively low grade and also lack of experience. But three years is too long, non even a interview. My cv is well done and i am not seeking...
    dgomes25 dgomes25 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Unemployed For 2 Months And Kicking Myself!!

    I almost feel guilty being on this site and sharing my story with people who were laid off or "let go" from their jobs for no good reason. I feel your pain and I am now experiencing, for the first time since I was 16 years old, the gripping depression and uncertainty that comes...
    Katdid78 Katdid78 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    And No, This Is Not Another Sob Story..

    I see a common theme in many of the comments below these's stories. That being, "At least you have money". What is the excuse when you're still broke, yet you're wasting your time in a job that either ****** you off or bores you to death?That is my loophole. I've worked many jobs...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 66-70, F May 9, 2012

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    I have a real hard time getting a job.

    If there is a 1-10 scale of your anti-social level including full fledged retarded people, then I'm maybe at a 3 or 4. Plus I have a record that says,"high and aggravated nature with intent to kill and possession of stolen goods with intent to sell"- It gets so frustrating...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 26-30 Jun 4

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    Not through choice . I did very physical work

    for many years which unfortunately took its toll and I am now disabled and unable to work whih I hate and will eventually land up in a wheel chair according to the medical profesionals . So keep going as long as I can with the help of alot of tablets.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 3 Responses May 18

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    Help Me Complete My Dissertation On Unemployment So I Can Get A Job

    I am trying to finish my dissertation and I need your help! I am studying how people cope with the stress of unemployment. If you are 18+, live in the US, and are unemployed, please participate in this survey! It's short, anonymous, voluntary, and enters you in a raffle for 1 of...
    UnemployedStudent UnemployedStudent 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Earn Enough Money to Buy A Brand New Car by

    Simply Watching TV After Work! I write articles for the unemployed and thought this new article would be helpful here. I know of several families who have used this to save deposit money for their new apartment. Another used this for a new car they were saving for. All...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    I graduated from high school three years ago,

    got fired from my job a year ago and my parents are in my *** for getting a job and my girlfriend is fed up with my lazy ***.
    misterallstar misterallstar 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 8

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    Jobless And About To be Homeless

      have been jobless now for two years now. It is quite humiliating. I worked two jobs since I graduated high school. I should of persued my dream. Doing bicycle races and opening up my own bike shop. I was stupid and did not do it. Now that jobs are scarce. Employers want...
    Billybob10041972 Billybob10041972 36-40, M 7 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    What's Wrong With Me?

    I have been looking for a job off and on for 2.5 years.  I can only take so much rejection, so I went back to school.  I already have a BS but I need something more practical and vocationally available.  I also take care of my invalid 90 year old mother.  I want to take care...
    chris753 chris753 56-60 5 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    I've officially lost the will to fill out

    another job application. I've filled out so many since Walmart, I just can't do it anymore. Just tell companies that are hiring to get my application from another company I applied to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 19

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    I'm only 26 and I recently had knee surgery

    which put my job of 3 years on hold. I do physical therapy twice a week and I try to stay active. My job was very physically demanding. Maybe once Im able to go back to work, I should invest in a new career. I hate not working. :/
    tat2jdm tat2jdm 26-30, M May 30

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    I Cried Today (Update)

    Another disappointment. Another "thanks, but no thanks". Another "they went with another candidate". Another "they really liked you, but...". How much more rejection can I take? I've applied to so many jobs. I've had so many interviews that I'm tired of hearing myself talk...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    I am trying to find a job

    but ever where I go they look at me and see my gray hair and I can till there saying no way I am know as I walk out the door they are throwing my application away . thinking I am to old. I just wanted a job.
    hotlicker68 hotlicker68 56-60, M 4 Responses May 26

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    ZzZzlax ZzZzlax 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 19

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    Everytime i went for interview i always rejected

    because i don't have any communication skills and don't how to speak correct English sentence i am so depressed i want to die.
    mettgreg mettgreg 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I having a challenge connecting with my perfect

    job. based on feedback or lack there of on my over 500 resume submissions, I believe my resume is awful. My self esteem is being effected. How could someone with 20 years of work experience be out of a job? Moreover my profession is sales why haven't I sold someone on me?
    flygirl72 flygirl72 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I Am Never Going To Find A Job

    I recently obtained my Master's degree in Occupational Health Psychology. I am sure nobody has heard of that, but it has to do with the promotion of workers' health in the workplace and the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. I worked on a report for the European...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    I've been unemployed

    after uni and its now 9 months. I know what I want to do and chose the specific area to study but there's simply not many jobs. I suck at interview too couldn't sell myself and I hate selling myself grr I heard most people lie in interviews to make themselves sound better but I...
    fz22 fz22 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 17

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    I've been unemployed

    for 2 1/2 years now. I started using credit to live off of with the hopes of landing something. I'm drowning in debit now and I am looking for a tall building so I can jump. I'm on medication but can still feel the pain of it all. I cashed all my 401k so that I could live...
    mysterycaller2209 mysterycaller2209 46-50 8 Responses Feb 18

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    miameera miameera 26-30, M 1 Response May 17

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    Happy Easter, for some,

    for those in the unemployment boat it means a quiet time until holidays are over.
    Donny1965 Donny1965 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I am unemployed and afraid of diving back into

    the minimum wage industry, so I have applied for a community college and financial aid in order to get a job that (at least) pays more than minimum. In a few years, I will likely be the main financial provider for my family, and I'm totally cool with that.
    amb3rxo amb3rxo 22-25, F 1 Response May 26

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    well i have been unemployed

    for six months now. I have looked and gotten interviews, but it seems like no one wants to hire me I feel very much what is wrong with me am I not good enough i keep telling myself there is a change coming I know it like its just around the corner, but six months later and...
    Raulovidio Raulovidio 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    The Things That Bother Me About Unemployment

    I hate how much a person can be defined by the job they do, when really we're all a bit more complicated underneath that layer. This became clear to me the last time I was working when I learned the diversity of school backgrounds and how unrelated our jobs were to what we...
    travelingthinker travelingthinker 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Still Unemployed

    I am so frustrated looking for a new job. I have 6 years more work experience plus a degree and not in school this time around than I had the first time I was unemployed. I have retail grocery, fast food, and dairy experience. I put in a full time effort in my job search, so much...
    MadDog21 MadDog21 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    So Where Are The Unemployed?

    it seems to me as if most of the so-called stories in the "I am unemployed" group are just marketers peddling "work from home" schemes, so-called "self-employment" opportunities and condescending pop psychology that one would hear from motivational speakers. So where are the...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Simply Unemployable

    I just don't get it. I can't get a job anywhere, doing anything.  No matter how I dumb-down my resume. I worked before my kids were born and had some decent skills.  Then I voluntarily stayed home for a while.  I went back to school while my youngest was in...
    Psyduck Psyduck 51-55, F 10 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    I graduated six months ago

    and after a move across country, I am seeking employment. I am trying to remain positive, but with each e-mail saying I was not chosen for such and such position it is becoming increasingly more difficult. My independence has been shattered and I fear my confidence will slowly...
    tryingtogetbacktome tryingtogetbacktome 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    Getting really sick of casual acquaintances

    insisting on talking about my job hunting. I know, they're trying to help and I need to be networking... but sometimes you just want to take a break and enjoy a social occasion without thinking about it, you know? Because to them it's an offshoot of "job talk", and job talk is...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 9 Responses May 16, 2014

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    Came out as transgender at work -

    and it went pretty well, considering this is redneck territory, USA. Company was supportive, but I learned later that was only on the surface. (Can't say what it was I did for work online, cause it's kinda obscure and would ID me if someone from work reads this. It's a job...
    NeoValkyrie NeoValkyrie 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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    Its Been Several Years

    sometimes i feel like giving up because all the jobs I've applied to no one has given me a call back for an interview. I need a job to survive and I fear being homeless and being out in the cold.
    Kream19 Kream19 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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