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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    ok so I thought I met this wonderful girl

    and it turns out she's a guy and now I just wanna die. I never seem to find the right girl
    brocky917 brocky917 13-15, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 19

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 19

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 16

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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 4 Responses Jun 18

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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 Jun 18

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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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 got a call earlier from the place I was

    so excited to be working at soon. The position is no longer available. After nearly 10 months without a job, I was so excited to be working again, and now I want to cry, but all I can do is make jokes about becoming a drug dealer so I can pay bills.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 4

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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 have such bad luck.

    I tried to get a job at the post office and there system shut down. I first applied at taco bell and they got back to me a few days later that the store was closing. they didn't want to pay the lease. and my brother in law told me he has a friend who can get me a job. and the...
    danyboy007 danyboy007 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 3

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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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    (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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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