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I Am Unemployed

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    I seriously need a job!

    I CAN'T STAND NOT DOING ANYTHING ANYMORE!!! I need a job but still on SSI Disability.
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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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 5 Responses Jun 17

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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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    Im absolutely terrified of getting a job,

    im scared of screwing things up or being too slow and getting fired, i hate being interviewed and interacting with new people just isnt my thing..
    emiilyinnch emiilyinnch 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm going to try to go to Panera Bread tomorrow.

    They keep advertising a delivery driver position, and I think it's because nobody can apply for the job on the site. You go to the site, click to apply for the job, but then it asks the job you want to apply for, and the position isn't on the list.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I just found out I could be charged with

    harassment if I continue to apply to ShopRite. Nice.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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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 7 Responses Mar 29

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    Damn. I didn't get the job at Lowe's.

    What's funny is I'm not even mad about it. I'm just happy I got an interview, as so few give me that chance.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    i got an offer today!

    ! thank the Lord, I'll take it!
    marisa210 marisa210 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 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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    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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    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

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    I put in an application yesterday.

    I had to call them this morning because I think I forgot to put down my phone number. I'm a stupid. :P
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M Aug 8

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    Can we make it illegal

    for a store to require 1-3 years of experience for an entry level position?
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M Jul 20

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    I applied to Freihofer's

    for a part-time clerk position, which required 1-3 years experience. I'm dumbfounded by the experience and education requirements for jobs anymore. I need 1-3 years to stock shelves and check out customers at a bred store. I need a bachelor's degree in business to stock shelves...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I just realized I've been unemployed

    for a year now. I've applied to so many places over the past year, but I've only had 4 interviews.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Man! I've been out of work

    for four months and it sucks ****. I have applied for over 100 jobs. Damn being employed sucks.
    pml94 pml94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    Only because I am physically unable to work

    anymore due to a stuffed back , Hoping to get my art on track, save my back and make some sales
    dailybake dailybake 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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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 had a job then as all ways place went

    bankrupt every body made redundant and laid off now i back looking for a new job all over again
    BrynDavid BrynDavid 31-35, M Jul 11

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    (Re-posted due to account changes!

    ) Due to the myriad of health conditions I'll most likely be unemployed for the rest of my life. It's upsetting, because I've always wanted to experience work and urn my own money. I wasn't always disabled, most of my problems developed in the last 2 years. (You can find the...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T Jun 14

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    I am reading about Tilda Swinton in the Guardian

    and her talking about Derek Jarman. It makes me want to go and see his house at Dungeness and watch Orlando
    dommac dommac 46-50, M Jul 25

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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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    honestly, i dont want to work

    for anybody. I just want to raise a sheep and be happy
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 14

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    So now is my fault, when i had the opportunity

    to learn how to drive a truck(for free) and told my parents about it they just told me "look what you can do", after a couple of days i told them again and they didn't said or did anything, ok a lost opportunity there, after a month or so my neighbors brother in law told he...
    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    I've been stuggling with PTSD.

    While I have my Bachelors degree, and a designation post-grad...I have been unemployed for the past two years...It is has been a dark period in my life, though I do have financial support from my parents. PTSD and a few other physical health issues have really destroyed a lot of...
    canaryinflight canaryinflight 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 19

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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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    Well, let me qualify

    that - I'm a full-time carer for my ex, who's in recovery from a long-term illness, and the UK "govt", being the bunch of nasty feudalists that they are, pay we carers a little over £62.00 a week to do this - I'm not sure how that works in dollars, probably around $100 maybe...
    Mark621 Mark621 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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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 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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    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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    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...
    dumbnugly dumbnugly 56-60, M 20 Responses May 16, 2011

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    It ******* sucks I miss having a job

    and making my own money. Some days I get depressed from getting a rejection email telling me how they are looking for someone else but will let me know if a position opens. Which is just a nice way of saying "We don't want to hire you so here's a nice lie to soften the blow". I...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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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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    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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    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 have a job interview tomorrow morning.

    There are very few jobs in the area, so hopefully I get this.
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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