Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Unemployed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 4,246 People

    A Beginners Guide To Taking Surveys For Cash

    I just wrote an article on surveys, and explained a little about them in case you are unemployed and looking for a little extra income. I spend several hours each day with them and find that this is one of the most relaxing things you can do on the internet. It's really a lot...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How To Buy A Car At Auction And Get Twice The Car For The Money!

    Everyone wants to get a great deal when they go to purchase a car. One way you may be able to save money is to buy a car at auction. Buying a car at auction will not guarantee that you will save money, but you can find some great deals if you plan and study what is available at...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Nov 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 70+, F May 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I hate being unemployed.

    I just don't feel productive. At least when I was in college I had clear goals. I was working for something. One thing led to another and I failed my externship to get my diploma. Not enough cases. And lost my transportation due to a divorce to finish. For some time I was just...
    ViBattle ViBattle 26-30 2 Responses Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Seems Like Forever

    For the first time in my life I got laid off on August 19, 2009 after giving up my entire life to move halfway across the country to save my employers a$$. I saved a BILLION dollar client for them, and this was my reward apparently. I lost everything in the three years after...
    ladyoferie ladyoferie 41-45 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    22 and a Failure

    Every job I get into I quit. Only kind of jobs I have worked were sales and I don't like social interaction which presented a huge problem in the work place. I just end up working at the same kind of places because I need the money and they seem the most demanding for workers...
    Arual Arual 22-25, F 20 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Well I am 38 , been a stay at home mom

    for most of this time. My youngest is going to high school so I thought about going to school now, after supporting my husbands work for so long I thought about giving back to myself now. I was nervous but excited . This week I found out my husband has maxed out our credit. 3...
    ronirockbottom ronirockbottom 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Screw This

    People should really stand up and say something. While the rich are getting richer and buying out the government, the middle class, the young and educated are getting screwed. I have studied for four years in a nurse major to found out that the lowest job available is a nurse...
    chocoshroom chocoshroom 26-30 1 Response Jul 30, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Always the bridesmaid

    and never the bride... I am highly educated with undergrad and masters degree from one of those top tier schools (whatever that means). In the past four month, I have gotten 8 final round interviews but never the offer. I am starting to lose confidence in myself. I know I...
    2educated 2educated 36-40 7 Responses May 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Family Shelters Can Offer Help If Your Family Needs Housing

    If you and your family are in need of shelter and have no where else to turn, then a family shelter may be your best option to consider. Living in a new place with other people you probably don’t know can be scary and a little humbling at first. If you find that your really...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Nov 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Unemployed With 2 Kids

    Hello, I want to tell you about a great site I found. They pay me to read e-mail, visit web sites and much more. It's free to join and easy to sign up! CLICK THIS LINK TO VISIT: http://b2f4cb2f.any.gs
    Jbizes Jbizes 36-40, M Nov 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 start out this piece with a bulleted list which will then be repeated later on. Here I present the “Post College life of a majority of Young...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Earn Cash For Listening To The Radio And For Watching Short 30 Second Videos

    I had an idea I would love to share with you. Our church group has been using some ideas to earn money for the church and for items they needed. I have been using these same ideas and it has really helped. Here is the article explaining how you can make some part time money...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Nov 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 8 Responses May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Or rather - I was unemployed thrice.

    The first was for a week and I was scared of making the monthly rent. The next - I had braced for it by saving bits. So when I happened I was ready. Unemployed for 2 months or so. The third for 2-3 months - I took the long needed vacation in Las Vegas, .The best 2 weeks of...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Have Had Enough!

    I have never worked in my life because of my health, but now i have still got health problems but because i have been for medical check through the jobcenter. But just because i have only scored 6 points i am fit enough to work, so i will get my money stopped just before or after...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I went on medical leave in January,

    and I was ready to come back this month and my employer told me there is no work available for me, and to basically sit by the phone and wait for them to call me with work. They did not fire me or lay me off, no paperwork was signed or filled out. I've already signed up for...
    stephenmj12 stephenmj12 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    micasasucasa micasasucasa 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am am unemployed. I graduated with a

    Bachelor's of Arts degree in Youth Ministry in 2008. I was led to believe that that's all I needed to get a job. I have been able to get jobs during the summers at different summer camps. I've worked as a Accounting Clerk.( i was let go from that one, it just wasn't a good fit...
    Mattiam Mattiam 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Same Experience

    Has anyone out there had the same experience as me? I have had a numerous amount of jobs in the passed 4 years, 6 different ones to be precise. I haven't been fired from any of them, I have chosen to walk away from them for different reasons. It just seems to me that the...
    ReliableParadox ReliableParadox 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 9, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    College Graduate With No Opportunity

    I guess it takes something drastic to search for an unemployed forum where you can share your story. I graduated college in 2011. I swear my parents were so thrilled to have their oldest daughter graduate from college. One of their life goals had been achieved. I managed to...
    mstiffany30 mstiffany30 26-30 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 professional; Phi Beta Kappa Society Life Member; NAACP Image Award Winning Producer and Peabody Award Recipient am still #unemployed. I never...
    jaiferrell jaiferrell 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    -- Got A New Job --I got a job ,

    working in a small company as logistics operator, I was a logistics manager before , but I don't want to work busy as previously , working in a company is not what I am pursuing , I took this job because1. I need make some money to invest in my online shop, I want to do some ads...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Delusions Of Grandure

    I will start of by assuring everyone who reads this that I am indeed young. I understand that I am not past my prime yet and still have time to improve my situation by a lot. However if your mature enough to be giving out advice then you should be wise enough to know that...
    sintobus sintobus 22-25 Jul 4, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Standard Office Procedures

    In almost all the jobs I have had, the office is run by a set of standard instructions. These instructions include how to type a report, how to file a report. How to use the phone. Who to call if your computer is malfunctioning. You get the idea. Everything has a written document...
    abigguy4u abigguy4u 56-60, M 19 Responses May 16, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I got an interview for a great job

    and now I don't want it. This keeps happening. I hate interviews. They're terrifying. Uuuuuugh.
    lizoutofwater lizoutofwater 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am Unemployed

    ME too.. its been 2 years now.. hoping someone to help me
    kingceltik kingceltik 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Shoulda Woula Coulda

    THE HARDEST PART IS LOSING YOUR PRIDE, IT HURTS THE MOST, TAKES LONGEST, AFTER BEING FORCED TO DO THAT, IT IS A STEADY STREAM ,SECURITY HOPES, DREAMS DISAPPEAR. WATCHING ALL YOU EVER WORKED YOUR WHOLE LIFE FOR FADE AWAY , AND NO WAY TO STOP IT. THE LAST TO GO IS SELF RESPECT...
    SHAV2502 SHAV2502 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I wake up, stare at the computer,

    and apply like every morning for the last year. I've had interviews and no call backs. Not even rejection emails. I don't want to go to social gatherings because the first question is usually like "How's your job?" or "What do you do?". I never really have a good response to...
    omgroceries omgroceries 36-40, M 6 Responses May 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Frustration Is Unbearable

    Being unemployed is just insanely frustrating because you have no direct control over your life. Your life basically boils down to just begging and pleading with other people (companies and temp agencies) to acknowledge your existence. You call the temp agencies constantly only...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell 31-35, M 8 Responses Sep 2, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Unemployed With 2 Kids

    Hello, I want to tell you about a great site I found. They pay me to read e-mail, visit web sites and much more. It's free to join and easy to sign up! CLICK THIS LINK TO VISIT: http://b2f4cb2f.any.gs
    Jbizes Jbizes 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Unemployed and on the dole :( Ive been on

    and off job seekers allowance since july 2011 when I left college because ive had a few temp jobs and its bugging me how many applivations you send off to not get a reply and im not fussy im going for any job I can find but its hard ive got my mum always mourning because she...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How Did I Let My Life Get Like This?

    Im 32 and unemployed because I didnt realize as a teenager in high school, I should have known what my passion in life was,and what to do with my life besides complain,that I don't have a career and that its all my fault,and no one else is to blame. I have worked as a childcare...
    msjules msjules 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am An Unemployed American

    I have not held a steady job since October of 2008. I have applied for over 250 positions in a variety of fields that I am quite qualified for and I can't take the rejection, lack of responses and emptiness that I am feeling. I started a Facebook Page, I am an Unemployed American...
    iamanunemployedamerican iamanunemployedamerican 46-50 5 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    And I don't enjoy it.

    I do some voluntary work which is okay, but I'd rather have a paid job. I also hate the attitude of some people, tarring those who are unemployed with the same brush, 'lazy', 'scroungers' 'feckless' etc. Sure, some people are like that, but the majority are not. The majority...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Empowerment For The Unemployed!!!

    To all the people like me out there right now who are unemployed and fighting to not let it get them down, I am writing this story for you!!!Firstly, I would like to say, whether you have had jobs in the past that were successful or you have never had a job or been able to hold...
    MisaMisaMisa MisaMisaMisa 18-21 2 Responses May 28, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    That's Me...

    I am currently unemployed.  We have recently moved back to my husband's hometown.  There is nothing here!! (*other than his parents, who we are staying with until our place is finished).  I can't find a job.  I want to work, I really do...heck, anything...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 30, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Work From Home

    DO YOU HAVE $1<<<>>>>GET EXTRA MONEY DAILY!! $1(One Time) GETS YOU UNLIMITED $20 DEPOSITS - Paid Daily Yes..You will make $20 when someone spends $1 You Can Refer 5,000 People, You Will Never Pay No More Than $1 Step 1: Go To http://www.instantrewardsnetwork.com...
    kmaxwell84 kmaxwell84 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mobbed Out

    I was at my last job for 10 years. My ex-boss and I got along pretty well with my boss, and co-workers. Then, a couple of years ago, a new grad started. This little sh*t started brown-nosing boss-lady. My boss started then acting strangely towards me. A year later, a vacancy was...
    mymimis mymimis 41-45 4 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Four Years And Still Looking

    Four years ago I ceased to be a paid employee and I believed my time spent working as a faceless bureaucrat would be of benefit when looking for a job. But it was not to be. I've been told more times than I care to recall that my skills just don't cut the grade any more, my...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel