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I Can't Find a Job

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Xmighty1 Xmighty1 18-21, F Apr 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    extincthumanspecies extincthumanspecies 26-30, F Mar 29

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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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 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I knew ep was moving them to a group... But with 2500 stories...and 68,000 groups....they have got lost.... :(
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was looking for my confession, except it's now somewhere in EP mystery land. There's no longer a confession link on my profile page. What am I missing (besides my confession)?
    Kim1girl Kim1girl 56-60, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    UGH- so in very short nut shell about 18 months ago I was working for a non-profit that had a state contracted job, that I had, the company got bought out and then the state...
    kyla1098 kyla1098 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I wish I could cry, only the tears can't be found. I'm surrounded by a thousand screams, but I can't hear a single sound. I'm walking through a land of darkness...
    good4nothin1 good4nothin1 31-35, M 2 Responses May 5

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    Gonna try an condense 15 years into this post. 15 years ago, I met this girl via an online chat game. I'll call her Dawn. We hit it off instantly and we were pretty much...
    Malumbrus Malumbrus 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    So there's this guy, let's call him... Joe (because his name is Joe) and I am in love with him. Maybe its not even love. Maybe I'm just infatuated. But I can't stop thinking about...
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I've grown up around boats and absolutely can't imagine life without being on the water!!
    BlackRoush BlackRoush 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    ..and it's another night that can't sleep.
    Arya098 Arya098 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    It happened three weeks ago.. I was at my job late because I had to close the shop. A man came up and asked if we were open (while I was locking the front door). I told him no and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    I'm a nanny and I am allowed to nap with the baby, so I did today because I was really tired.. And now I'm gonna be up all night.. I can't sleep. And I can't nap tomorrow I'm at my...
    brittany710 brittany710 22-25, F May 20

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    ... is it premonition or just pessimism? I'm actually not pessimistic. I try to see the bright side of life no matter how shattered I feel inside. And if there is no bright side...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am.. but sometimes I wish I could read other's thoughts. Lately my life's been very busy and hectic... but for a woman that spend so much time being 'caged' up.. being...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    As always i am thinking about you and wonder if your thinking of me too. I often think about that day i had with you.That was the first time we spent a day together since the first...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 1 Response May 7