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I Am Unemployed

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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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    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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    I am 27 and unemployed

    and still struggling with my self If I am succesfull in life or not. Despite that I started from a small village and ended up giving TEDx speeches and travel Europe and Asia, having my own company for 6 months, nothing of all those did not fill me up eventually. Now I am back in...
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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 9 Responses Mar 12

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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 am 53 and was recently fired from a major

    insurance company for not exemplifying their corporate image. That's their way of saying I've gotten too old. I have two children, 9 and 7, and am so scared that their lives will be turned topsy-turvy. I have a degree in social studies with an expired teaching certificate...
    gottafly gottafly 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 got an offer today!

    ! thank the Lord, I'll take it!
    marisa210 marisa210 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    Does anyone feel extreme pressure from the

    people closest too them? I have a part time job, call in actually, so I get 6 shifts/month. Not enough money to move, can barely pay my cell bill and I live with my mom. But my family and friends aren't making it any easier. they make jabs about how I should get a real job, or...
    callana1 callana1 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    I was told today that

    after 12 years my position is eliminated and I am being laid off from my job. The uncertainty and fear is overwhelming. Any tips on handling a job loss
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Top Tip:Research the company

    before attending the interview.
    learndirect learndirect 22-25, F Nov 21, 2014

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    I am unemployed. I also like living the fast

    life. Do these go hand and hand?
    PrideOfIreland PrideOfIreland 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I've always worked and gone to school.

    I have always been a busy person. I recently moved with my boyfriend to a different state with our 7 month old. I haven't been able to find a job because I have to work around my boyfriends schedule to avoid daycare. No ones seems to want to work with it. I literally feel...
    jlvy3026 jlvy3026 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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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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    Ever since I've left college

    after completing my qualifications in art. I was pretty good at art and I had a bit of an ego but it's gone down to nothing as it's been years (I'd rather not count as I would feel really bad) since I've been unemployed and had no luck getting work. I gave up concentrating on...
    lavienrose lavienrose 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    Hi, I have been unemployed 3 times

    since 2011. I graduated in 2011 with a bachelors degree in graphic design (I know that field is competitive). The first two times (2012 and 2013) it was because the company got new management, reorganized the company and there went my position since it was at the bottom and one...
    istisher istisher 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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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.
    AgentSean AgentSean 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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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    urenda05 urenda05 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I always dreaming living in a farm with a good

    fresh air and stunning view. Just doing nothing but take care of farm animals, growing vegetables or just picking fruits. I am so bored with city life, pollution, traffic, and careless people. If given a chance I would dedicate my life in a small village. Maybe working in one of...
    AlPal99 AlPal99 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 been unemployed for a long-time.

    The last time I was on a job was in 2008. I have to start over because I am emotionally and mentally unstable. I can't file for unemployment,etc....
    scaredtotalk41 scaredtotalk41 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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 moved to a new place

    after getting out of the military, im unemployed and lonely.
    Koldslaw Koldslaw 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 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

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    My area is losing so many businesses.

    The mall is losing the Deb clothing store, Radio Shack, ****'s, SEARS, JCPenny, Mr. Smoothie, and the news stand. The hotel I applied to is closing, along with the hotel where my mom is the front desk supervisor, so she'll be out of a job in the summer. And Modell's here closed...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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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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    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 6 Responses Feb 18

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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'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

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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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    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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    I left my two weeks two days ago.

    I went to talk to human resources yesterday. They said I didn't have to go to work anymore but I was still getting paid those two weeks. Not sure if I should be offended or happy? Lol
    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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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