I Cant Keep a Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    I followed my husband around

    for his Army career. I pretty much had to take whatever available job I could with every move. Once he retired and we settled somewhere, I took "just any job" while he hunted for one, thinking I'd find a better one once he got his. He found a great paying job. He eventually...
    gabbyfemale gabbyfemale
    46-50
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    I am so frustrated that all my friends have

    careers and I can't hold down a job. I have ADHD and fight depression. I was just let go again yesterday and I don't have the time nor energy to even try. I can't handle anymore rejection! I am so tired of telling people and they all say "everything happens for a reason to...
    healthfittravel healthfittravel
    51-55
    1 Response Feb 12, 2014

    I am 57, I have had three jobs

    that lasted 8 years or more. One Computer Programmer (Cobol), One IT Consultant (New position about ever 18 months as projects completed but one consulting company), One as a business owner (Franchise), that I had to close in 2009. Since I closed the business in 2009, I...
    TheUnicornLady TheUnicornLady
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    Hi everyone. I can totally relate.

    I am 34 and have worked multiple jobs. One was a start up company that went under. I worked for a non profit that got hit with the recession. I know work for a small company where it's predicted that I won't be there more than 5 years. Meanwhile my sister has been at the...
    bluejay2014 bluejay2014
    31-35, F
    Apr 13

    What to Do?

    today  im out of a job again was not fired didnot quit just dont fitin I been working on keeping a job for 30 years i have been eveything from AtoZ the longest job i held was 18months as a telephone tech who do you see for such a thing am i wired wrong? am i bypoler...
    JIMM1961 JIMM1961
    46-50
    8 Responses Aug 13, 2008

    I just don't understand

    why I cannot keep a job. My most recent job I absolutely loved. I did so well and I was doing 5 peoples job and I was so busy all the time. I was coming into work about 45 min early everyday. I was always asking people if they needed help with anything and my manager was always...
    summerlove1991 summerlove1991
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 31, 2014

    I don't know what is wrong with me.

    .. I'm 38 years old and I've had so many jobs I can't count anymore. I just lost another one that I really thought was going good. I try really hard to get people to like me, but it never seems to work. I just got a raise a couple months ago and was being told I was doing great...
    christy225 christy225
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    does anyone actually like working?

    ive come to the conclusion that i cant keep a job because i dont like working. i dont think id mind working part time the rest of my life, if i could afford to. well, that is my goal. my longest job was teaching part time, but i felt it was such a dumb job that didint require me...
    blue951 blue951
    31-35, M
    Sep 22, 2014

    the longest job i had was

    for 3 to 4 years and i was let go for being to slow . i always got done . before i had to leave
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014
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