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I Am Unemployed

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    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

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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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    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

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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 10 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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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. God have mercy on my unemployed raggity *** muthafucking soul! I miss it you guys. I miss looking forward to days off...
    BGS9 BGS9 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 1

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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 them down becz i cant even provide new clothes/snacks 4 school.We have 2 shop at second hand clothing. Im a disappointment 2 my kids i see it.PRAY4ME
    mikeruiz112675 mikeruiz112675 36-40 6 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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 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

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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 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

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

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    I'm Lonely During The Day

    I'm a housewife and I'm bored to death! I don't work because I'm disabled and I hate it, because I've worked my whole life. I have anxiety and depression and it makes very difficult for me to hold a job or maintain relationships. But, I tried hard to build a life for myself...
    Jocastacocoa Jocastacocoa 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 Jan 2

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    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

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    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 Jul 1

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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 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 5 Responses May 23

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    In Need Of Some Serious Advice!

    Okay, I am 17 years old and I have just finished my first year of sixth form. (High School), the whole first year was terrible for me as many bad things happened and in the end I achieved low grades as I expected and my initial reaction was 'Okay, I'm going to come back from this...
    TheNevmeister TheNevmeister 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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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 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

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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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    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 5 Responses May 29

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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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    [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 because of some mathematics I did recently:  Since losing my job to outsourcing in December of 2007, I've been unemployed...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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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! CLICK THIS LINK TO VISIT: http://b2f4cb2f.any.gs
    Jbizes Jbizes 36-40, M Nov 11, 2013

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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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    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

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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 however, due to the lack of jobs, absence of reciprocity from potential employers and a sense that no cares, I am no longer...
    looking4yesterday looking4yesterday 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 27

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    Trying Not To Be On The Scrap Heap

      I am 52 in the past ten years I have only worked part-time off and on. I have some qualifications but they are now outdated. My current skills don't seem focused enough. I don't recieve any government assistance financially or educationally, because my partner works. I...
    carrma43 carrma43 51-55 1 Response Nov 20, 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 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

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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 6 Responses May 16

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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 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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    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 5 Responses Mar 21

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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 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

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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 70+, F 1 Response May 9, 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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    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

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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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    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

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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 6 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    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

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    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

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

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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 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

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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 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

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    I moved to spain in january to work

    as an au pair. I came back earlier than expected due to my health and was only there for 3 months. Now I have been applying for loads of jobs and have had a couple of interviews but nothing has come of them. I hate being unemployed cause i cant afford anything so I'm just...
    klxo klxo 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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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 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

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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 5 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 16 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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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 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 6 Responses Jan 3

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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 another job nor that I mentally stable enough to have one. I've been in my home now for about 15 years now and I'm afraid of losing it. I have...
    shanrocker shanrocker 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 15

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    micasasucasa micasasucasa 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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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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