I Can't Find a Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 189 People

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2014

    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

    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
    extincthumanspecies extincthumanspecies
    26-30, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 5, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    7 Responses Jan 27, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2014
    Xmighty1 Xmighty1
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2014

    I had to move back to the U.

    S. (SF) after 8 years away and now I can't get hired. I almost feel blackballed. My international experiences, which automatically makes me more creative and open-minded, paid and unpaid make me a persona non grata here.
    darkbloomv darkbloomv
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I have several years exp in payroll,

    HR and admin/clerical but I can't find a damn job. All due to the fact of not having a college degree. Even friends of mine that have degrees can't get a job.
    usernameistakenbyme usernameistakenbyme
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Jun 26, 2013

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 8, 2012

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    13-15, M
    Apr 21
    We were having lunch at a picnic table with the rest of the office. We were laughing and having fun.Then you said you had to go, “Thanks for the lunch, it was fun. Let&rsquo...
    CatcherInTheRai CatcherInTheRai
    26-30, F
    Apr 21
    Everything today just past me like nothing. I haven't been able to take in anything. Music just passes through me like it came and went away without any meaning to me. I don't...
    uilesd uilesd
    16-17, M
    Apr 20
    this is something crazy which a friend is going through, she asked me to help her but I don't know how to advice her..''i really don't know what to do now,I fell in love with and...
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    this is something crazy,a friend asked for my help but I don't know how to advice her.'' I fell in love with this man who is
    Rosalindaag Rosalindaag
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
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    GrandKhtulhu GrandKhtulhu
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    I hate calling him Dad because there's a difference in being a father and being a dad; He definitely ain't my dad. It just ****** me off when I clean up after him and he goes to my...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    Get this song out of my head. Grisi variation. I have to learn it and now I'm going to dream about that variation I swear. I also can't remind you after EP closes to positively...
    FieryWolf FieryWolf
    16-17, F
    Apr 19
    I'm trying to write this paper but I can't!! I'm so tired I'm Layin in bed. I can't focus
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19
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    LowPricesTravel LowPricesTravel
    46-50, M
    Apr 19
    Racists and haters are a part of the reason why I hate humanity for I will not be a part of a society that bases everything on hate and selfishness. I refuse it this world is full...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I can't stop thinking about you so I will indulge myself and remember everything without trying to shut it out. I don't know what tomorrow brings but tonight I celebrate memories.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 19
    I like this girl in my tech school but I can't tell her because she wouldn't care. She talks to a lot of guys and craziest part is we have a snapchat and we had a great convo on...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    My sleepy but I can't sleep!!!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    My sleepy but I can't sleep!!!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    I am afraid that I have been ruined forever. I have never loved anyone more. I thought he felt the same, even though he proved to me over and over again just how little I rate in...
    solost17 solost17
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    its odd how it happens. you open up to people. you trust, you care and they care too. but then it happens. you realize you start holding back because you dont care to cause pain...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 17
    I know that their nothing more between us. It's actually over and I don't know how I feel about that.
    lisamarie829 lisamarie829
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    For me I never even cared what religion anyone is in, I'll still respect them dearly. What I don't like is when people force it upon you, I'm happy with who I am I know I'm a...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    My partner of ten years is dying... I'm terrified of it all. I don't know what to do. One month ago everything appeared just right. Then in a weeks time my entire world came...
    iamvictorious iamvictorious
    36-40, M
    Apr 16
    I just wanted to write my good-bye before the closing. EP, has helped me up when I've felt down and connected me with caring people. I've made a lot of friends in just over a year...
    Benny412 Benny412
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    I just realized one day that I like him again and its killing me I know I will never have him, he already likes someone else he is someone I can never reach, can I just delete all...
    girlpandaaa girlpandaaa
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    When you know you should let go and move on... How do you keep yourself busy? How do you find that drive to get up and move forward? How do you stop comparing yourself to what is...
    ITmonkey ITmonkey
    31-35, M
    Apr 16
    what am i suppose to do when God doesn't answer my prayers. Where do I go? Who am I suppose to talk to? How do I relieve the pain?
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit
    41-45, F
    Apr 16
    I know that life is meaningless, nothing has inherent meaning, or value, and that's not a bad thing; it should make things rather simple really, there isn't any way to do any...
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    I honestly have been feeling like I want to cry lately... except that I can't. As in I physically can't. The tears don't come. At most a few tears come out but I need a really...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Why do I care so much for a man that's not mine. When I know that I shouldn't. My heart always speaks of you, when it should be silent. It needs to learn to let go of the things it...
    lisamarie829 lisamarie829
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
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