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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...
    travelingthinker travelingthinker 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Jobs - Job sites you may or may not have heard of(mostly for Canadians) * Torontojobshop * Workopolis * Manpower * Careerdoor * Careerbuilder * Thingamajob * Torontojobs...
    deltadon deltadon 46-50, F 5 Responses May 1, 2012

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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...
    dgomes25 dgomes25 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    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...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell 31-35, M 8 Responses Sep 2, 2010

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    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...
    Jbizes Jbizes 36-40, M Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    Kream19 Kream19 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    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...
    abigguy4u abigguy4u 56-60, M 19 Responses May 16, 2011

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    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...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Nov 19, 2013

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    Over Educated, Over Qualified And Over 50. - Hi. My story isn't much different from others out there who have been unemployed for a very long time. I have managed a couple of...
    mthoodrocks mthoodrocks 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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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...
    SGE3 SGE3 46-50, F 14 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Coping . - Due to my bipolar depression , i find it so hard to hold a job . I feel so vulnerable surrounded by people . Inside i feel overwhelmed . My last job I quit because my...
    jezebelx jezebelx 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Hi! I was fired after 12 years employment. I was missing a lot of work to do to my moms Alzheimer's disease. I'm 50 and extremely scared and alone. I don't know that I can find...
    shanrocker shanrocker 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    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...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    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...
    ladyoferie ladyoferie 41-45 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    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...
    ronirockbottom ronirockbottom 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    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...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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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...
    Psyduck Psyduck 51-55, F 10 Responses Jun 29, 2008

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    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...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Nov 20, 2013

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    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...
    chocoshroom chocoshroom 26-30 1 Response Jul 30, 2011

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    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...
    Arual Arual 22-25, F 20 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    How Job Change Is Keeping Me Unemployed - I worked in retail for over 5 years, varying from part time associate to full time assistant manager. For lack of better terms, a part...
    mandy912 mandy912 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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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...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 25, 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...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Jan 2

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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...
    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...
    chris753 chris753 56-60 5 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    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...
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I Made It!!! - I made my first day of unemployment in pretty good shape. I felt horrible yesterday but today is a good day. Had a conversation with the old boss and she said that...
    limitedtime limitedtime 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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...
    sunchips sunchips 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    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...
    Jbizes Jbizes 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Unemployed, Depressed, Failed My Kids And Wife, Feel Like Crawling In A Hole - I havent worked since 01/2013. Unemployment is not cutting it.My kids are teens & i feel i have let...
    mikeruiz112675 mikeruiz112675 36-40 5 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    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...
    Mattiam Mattiam 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    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...
    kmaxwell84 kmaxwell84 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

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    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...
    ReliableParadox ReliableParadox 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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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...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    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...
    ViBattle ViBattle 26-30 Mar 19

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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...
    UnemployedStudent UnemployedStudent 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    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...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    [Untitled Three] - Since June 14th, due to business closure. It's presently October 2nd.  I feel I should have the privilege of getting all crybaby pee pee pants about this...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2, 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...
    Katdid78 Katdid78 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    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...
    iamanunemployedamerican iamanunemployedamerican 46-50 5 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    My Interview - I've been unemployed for a while now. Maybe 4 months. Some days are good, others are OK. Luckily for me the lack of income isn't really an issue but it does raise...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    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...
    msjules msjules 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    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...
    SHAV2502 SHAV2502 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    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...
    mymimis mymimis 41-45 4 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    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...
    bluestar77 bluestar77 36-40, M Nov 8, 2013

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    I feel so impotent and pointless.
    micasasucasa micasasucasa 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    First time to share my mess so I am just going to write. I have been unemployed for over 1 year now and I am losing my faith. My confidence and positivity has always been solid...
    looking4yesterday looking4yesterday 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 27

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    Yes, my fellow readers. Just like millions of Americans in this god forsaken country. I HAVE NO JOB, and I gotta tell you folks, it's UNBEARABLE. I AM SO BORED. SO SO SO SO BORED...
    BGS9 BGS9 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I Just Lost My Job...Again - As I write this, I'm sitting here after losing yet another job. This is the second time in less than a year that I've been fired, and it hurts again. I...
    diosmio diosmio 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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