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I Can't Find a Job

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    Where Are All The Jobs?

    I am beyond stressed because I have put in a hundred applications and have gotten maybe two interviews and have not gotten hired. I have been out of work for almost two years. I was fired for some bull crap reason when I was six months pregnant but I was awarded unemployment...
    ethansmommy1006 ethansmommy1006 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    I have a DUI and I am having difficulty finding

    employment. My DUI is classified as a misdemeanor; I have already filed an expungement. However, my DMV record still shows that I have DUI in my past (California). The stigma sucks - I take full responsibility for my actions. However, I believe that one mistake does not...
    charlyhongkong charlyhongkong 31-35, M Jun 5

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    Xmighty1 Xmighty1 16-17, F Apr 21

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    It's Hopeless!

    I ended up pleading guilty 2 a felony in 2011. Ever since then, its been completely impossible 2 get a job. & believe me i've Applied everywhere! I've just decided 2 gibe up on the search.
    punty punty 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Definitely Not A Contender For Boss Of The Year

    So today I saw an ad on Craigslist. Here is a censored version of it.... Post ---- Immediate opening for People pleaser and animal lover Hours (Mornings and Weekends) ******* Fish and Pets Call **** (***) ***-**** • Location: L******* • Compensation: Good Pay based on...
    JaneDoe83 JaneDoe83 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    I Swear I Have Unemployable written on my forehead

    Ugggggh I want to quit looking and give up.I get interviews but I never get past that process.I want to rip out all my damn hair oht of my head it so damn frustrating I feel I am not captable of doing the simiplist of things.I feel like there is no dream job or a good fit for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I worked at one fast food restaurant

    for a month and then quit due to my grades lowering. I was losing sleep and waking up late. Needless to say the job sucked. It was my first experience. I was a cashier. I thought I only had to take client orders, which is what I thought I signed up for. I didn't know cooking and...
    deteste96 deteste96 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I Know Many Of You Are Having Trouble Finding Work.

    If you've ever thought about - or dreamed about - owning your own business I hope you'll join our discussion(s)!How To Get A Job When There Are None   http://tinyurl.com/9hupo5b That article above is on a group here on EP called The Small Business Experience. I hope you can join...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 2, 2012

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    At least not one in my field.

    I get the phone interviews, then nothing. Hard to not take it personal, and even harder to not get depressed and discouraged. Never thought my career would come to a halt at the age of 40.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response May 18

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    Part-time Jobs...

    I need a job over the summer because I stupidly ran into my overdraft at university. The money I get isn't really enough to live on, but I spose I should have bought cheaper food and resisted buying stuff :) Anyway, I've been applying for all sorts, actually for about a year, and...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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    I'm so tired of being unemployed I can't

    even stomach it. It's bad enough that I have to be limited to minimum wage or maybe $8-10 an hour part time if I'm lucky as a college student. Not being able to find even the most basic of jobs is frustrating. I could always start hustling but that is a nerve wrecking lifestyle...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Dang I've been trying

    for months now I'm starting to realize the prob is just me. I'm 21 no retail exper. Cuz I've always worked in the fam business but now business is slow, what should I do
    hugo178 hugo178 18-21 May 29

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    I Worked So Hard...

    It's so disappointing to go through over 4 years in college, receive my degree...and still end up unemployed. I'm sure many of you can relate. I've been looking since June. Graduated with honors in December with my Bachelors in Fine Art. There are no art-related...
    alliej05 alliej05 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Real Oppurtunity At Part-time Or Fultime Income

    I'm posting this because I want to help and its worth the time to check it out the worst thing that can happen is that your not interested. But if you are, well it could change your life. Our company specializes in helping people bridge the gap between pay days. Let us help you...
    jhammers5 jhammers5 31-35 Jan 8, 2013

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    Been Looking For 2 Years

    Really? Only 109 people in this group? I'm surprised. I graduated college 2 years ago and have had almost 20 interviews, but no job offers. I guess I'm unhirable. So now I've resorted to stay at home mom, working on getting my trucker licence so I can hire myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    Cannot Find A Job

    Well yeah, I have been told, you will not find a job ever cause no one will hire you ... you're screwed unless.... If you don't do what you need doing or best for you, your only choice is opening a business.Any idea?
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    My Sundays Have Changed - Used To Love Them!

    I still can't find a job and what used to be my favorite day of the week, now becomes a stressful one.  It used to be football and sleeping in, now it's thinking about the phone calls I HOPE to get the following week.  I was laid off last July from a job...
    TallGirl41 TallGirl41 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    I Feel Stuck

    I am only 20 and been unemployed for 7 months now but before that I what been working since 14 for years I worked 40+ hour weeks on a 24/hr 7 day week roster.. Then at the beginning of this year I had been at a factory job for 4 months when I fractured my wrist outside of work...
    G3mm G3mm 18-21 Aug 23, 2012

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    Hopeless It

    I don't know what to say anymore... I'm out of ideas and luck. I am A+ Certified, 5+ yrs of IT field experience working for court systems, accounting firms, and production studios. Multistore manager experience with 20+ employees handling more than $15k a day. Bestbuy...
    Shadewind Shadewind 22-25, M 3 Responses May 26, 2012

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    Join My Fight Against Taxing Unemployment Benefits

    I created a LinkedIn profile. If you have a LinkedIn account go to Ben Saunders and ask to have me add you as a connection. There you will find the beginnings of a high-profile effort to expose the malfeasance of American employers and the mean-spiritedness of hitting...
    BenSaunders BenSaunders 36-40 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    I am a college graduate

    but I can't find a job within my field. There aren't many jobs available where I'm from and much less in my area of studies. I'm not too experienced either. I'm scared that all that time I spent frustrated because of classes will never pay off. I'm considering doing a Master's...
    pangoftenderness pangoftenderness 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Never Had A Single Job

    I'm a good student. I have good behavior.  I am polite.  Why the hell don't I have a job then! >:(I need experience for a job and need a job for experience.  I have volunteered but still I am unemployed.  Despite having a decent resume and confident presentation skills...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    Not A Single Job Was Seen That Day...

    Seriously, Why is it so difficult to find a job? I don't want to depend on the measly $280 a month worth of food-stamps, I want something i can be proud of saying "I'm contributing to the community" or "I'm earning an decent living". It has come down to the point in which i'm...
    ToxicBrownies ToxicBrownies 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    HI I Want To Help YOU!

    Need Extra Money and Love Helping Others? After my most recent denial from disability I decided I needed a new avenue for income fast, but being a mother of two I couldn't afford a SCAM! I reconnected with an old friend and she told me of a job and a company that could save my...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 31-35, F Mar 21, 2013

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    Hopeless

    I have been trying so hard lately to get a job. I really need money for a plane ticket in August. I have applied to soo many places that I've lost track of them all. And every time I have some hope I am let down. I've been trying hard :/ For some stupid reason barely any places...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    This Stupid Economy!!!.:

     ARRRGHH! It is so infuriating. I studied so hard to get the degrees I have! When I graduated in October of 07' I was working at an off Broadway theater, and figured; "Now I'm going to go into the real world." I knew how the market was crashing, but I was hopeful...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Frustration

    I applied for multiple jobs. I am very qualified to work at a vet's office because of my past experience. The only place I have applied to that said they would call me back was Victorias Secret. I am so frustrated. I have 2 other jobs that I would much rather get but I haven't...
    horsejumper9236 horsejumper9236 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    So I've sent my resume twice to this Doggie

    Daycare place and emailed them 3 times like two weeks ago and no one has called me or emailed me. I need another job to save up for my car and apartment. The job I'm working at right now is only paying a little bit so I can pay my bills. I don't want to work anywhere where it...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F Jun 28

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    Two Years Worth Of Jobhunting

    I have a job, I've had one for two years. But I hate it. It's in retail, the wage is low and I only work fifteen hours a week. After my car payments, phone and internet bills and other expenses, I have virtually nothing left for myself, if I'm even lucky to afford that much. I've...
    CashCarStar CashCarStar 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    Hopeless Faith

    This Tuesday, I thought the day is ordinary like a routine of my single day of my life, since I became unemployed. The two months that I wasted my time in bed sleeping well, I realize my life goes to wrong way. I’m so proud, even I’m not been in wealth family at list I have a...
    Sharot27 Sharot27 18-21, F Jun 26, 2013

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    It really sucks. Today I had a job interview

    scheduled and instead of giving me an opportunity to have the interview I was told to leave because they hired someone already.
    Ookami507 Ookami507 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I'm 19 High school night semester student .

    Looking for a part time job . I'm from kuwait . I tried center point . redtag . Other . Still they say they are full
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have often thought about the meaning of life, and have not really found any. First, let me apologize for any seemingly-snobbish moments, my intention is to reach out to...
    puppychair123 puppychair123 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    my school is full of girls that all look the same, all wearing the same clothes and hair and all constantly on social media and all that stuff. I'm not that kind of person, but i...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 12

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    I know I'm young and maybe I should wait but, I need to find the love of my life. I want to find it ,but I can't, I don't feel anything... It's like having a hole in my heart that...
    Blackwolf1604 Blackwolf1604 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 13

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    It really sucks because I have a very very big butt but skinny waist and short legs. Stores seem to think the skinnier your waist the longer your legs are. Or the waist will be...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I want to have a normal relationship with a girl aged between 25-28 but I can't because I am so dump to start an intelligent conversation? what shall I do!
    mabumusa mabumusa 26-30, M Aug 27

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    Sometimes I like to remember when I wasn't so angry,when I wasn't so afraid,when the smell of rain drenched air after a summer thunderstorm brought a feeling of emerging excitement...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    The band was Endgame, they were from Scotland, and the song was Waiting For Another Chance.Part of it goes, "All I'm waiting for now baby is another chance/I looked into those...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    On web-chats it's always shy people, idiot people or perverse people. The internet has corrupted itself.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Aug 23

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    Help! I'm trapped in a wet paper bag factory...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 2

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    Dil Ki Nagri Hai Udasss Teraay Bin Bujhti Nahi Aakhooon Ki Piyaas Teraay Bin Jindagi Me Sailaab Hai Karu Kaise Khushiyon Ki Talaxsh Teraay Bin.
    RUBYJUTT RUBYJUTT 18-21, F Sep 12

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    Is there something wrong with me? I am 26 intelligent always leave my baggage at the door. Trainable. I got my priorities straight, yet there are issues with keeping a steady job...
    kyllvie kyllvie 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I don't know what people do in circumstances where they have to decide an important decision in life. I for one is thinking of moving out from this city to another city. For what...
    maryjaneb maryjaneb 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I grew up without a father and yet I was never really one of those kids that questioned why. When I was seven, my mother met my step father. At first he floated into our lives and...
    Ditzstressed Ditzstressed 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I don't have trust for love anymore, I've had my heart broken over and over again.. I just can't afford for it to happen again.
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    i keep thinking of what i want to do, and what i want to do as an adult. I want to go to college, but for what? the only thing i'm good at and have a deep passion for is drawing...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I have had the most difficult year of my life. What was supposed to be a fresh start turned into a nightmare, one that I can't get out of. Moving overseas is not easy, you kinda...
    cursedswan cursedswan 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    What are we? gfbf, mate or Fwb? He just ended a long term relationship (and i heard they are in open relationship now) Obviously he is not that into me, he rejected to take the...
    wtsthiswtstht wtsthiswtstht 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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