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I Can't Keep a Job

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    It Never Ends - So glad I found this group...I feel extremely alone in this. My issues around work have become ridiculous. I keep a job maybe a month and then I have a...
    toopunkrawk toopunkrawk 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2009

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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...
    BenSaunders BenSaunders 36-40 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    I Could Never Keep A Job Because Of My Disability And Now Look At Me! - Need Extra Money and Love Helping Others? After my most recent denial from disability I decided I needed a...
    ImmortalCho ImmortalCho 26-30, F Mar 21, 2013

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    Will It Ever End? - I'm 32 years old, been working since I was 16, and I've had over 30 jobs. The longest I've ever worked anywhere was 4 years. I get so fed up with poor...
    justwontbehappy justwontbehappy 31-35 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Hopeless Optimism - I find myself wanting a job to have money, but not really wanting a job. I got tagged as bi-polar about 6 months back after my father sent me into a mental...
    Awake13 Awake13 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Keep A Job - I know I'm a good worker, very ambitious, I give my 100% and all but I haven't had any luck when it comes to keeping a job.  I better get rid of everything that...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2011

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    Can't Find Success - I've just been fired twice in 1 month. I had my dream job, I was happy two months ago I had two jobs and the start of a career. I got to work with a good...
    SweetBudz SweetBudz 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Quit Or Fired, I Can't Seem To Stay Hired! - I'm 25 years old. Female. Caucasian. And I can't hold a job. I've researched everything for any type of possible answer. Mental...
    roguedame roguedame 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    I am 34 this year, I have had 6 jobs in the past 5 years, I quit most of them, but the last one i was fired. Every time when lost a job, I always review myself, what happened? Why...
    oquic oquic 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    I Don't Understand Why I Can't Get A Job And Keep It. - Hi, I'm 30 years old and I have had over 36 jobs since I was 16. When I find a job I'm always told I'm a hard worker but I'm...
    InneedofHelpPlease InneedofHelpPlease 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I Can't Keep A Job For More Then 2 Weeks... What's Wrong With Me ? - First off... English is not my native language so this post will be full of typos and mistakes.. I'm sorry! I...
    romecarter romecarter 22-25 3 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Help, I Cant Keep A Job - I am only 23 have been working since I was 16 and ave worked so many places.Target, Home Depot, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Mobile Convenient Store, 2 House of...
    sanders24 sanders24 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Going To Quit This Week - Here's my story. I didn't know what I wanted to do when I was in college. In retrospect, I should've learned a simple trade like cutting hair. Maybe I...
    jobbum jobbum 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    I Just Want Things to Get Better..... - An internet search I did on google brought me to this site. Im trying to figure out what's wrong with me and why I cant keep a job...
    scattered scattered 22-25 11 Responses Nov 8, 2008

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    Thirty Nine And Nowhere To Go - I was fired today after only two weeks. Employer told me that I did not have the skill set to be an electrician even though I have done this most of...
    istherealite istherealite 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    In Almost Every Job I Had, They Told Me I Was Too Slow. - I happened upon this website while researching ADHD. I don't know if I have it for sure but I'm thinking I do. I'm in my...
    angelofmidwest angelofmidwest 41-45 6 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    No Work All Pay - I'm 20 years old. I have no job. No college degree. Just a G.E.D. Yet I'm making over $2,000 a week, living a financially free lifestyle. So can you, if you so...
    easycass12 easycass12 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    The Saddest Part Of My Life - Every time I start a job , two weeks later, I complain and feel like quitting. I've been this way since I was 16yrs old... over a decade has passed...
    luvdrunk luvdrunk 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    10 Jobs In As Many Months Is Crazy, Right? - This morning, I showed up at work to discover I had been fired. I had a stomach bug on sunday and, since I have to be at work at 5a, I...
    ladyshort17 ladyshort17 18-21 2 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    I have had a problem since infant school. I don't know what it is. I have poor attendance at any job/school I've been to. I am intelligent, well spoken, have a good social life. I...
    rachellouisa rachellouisa 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    Its frustrating to do something I don't want to do all day long every day just to barely scrape by. I wish I could go just cut some trees down, build a shelter, and hunt my own...
    ausrob ausrob 36-40, M Feb 28

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    Let's Face It - This is my third attempt at a decent job. After my second attempt and subsequent firing I was left mentally paralysed for two years, even almost got offered a high...
    whoslife whoslife 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    Us and Themo -  Today whilst laying in my bed recovering from a rather awful stomach operation, I lazily looked at my mobile (which had been on silent) to see I had a message...
    bendrix bendrix 31-35 Jun 6, 2008

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    I Dont Get This - I am 23 and since I can remember I can't keep a job. I work for a couple weeks and find an excuse to quit or just don't show up any more. I get this awful...
    joblessphobia joblessphobia 22-25 4 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Ok, so I was fired as well yesterday (personality issues, not a good fit, and it "just isn't working out").... It wasn't even 4 full weeks. I even had this marker on my calendar "6...
    andrew319 andrew319 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 8

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    Can't Find My Niche In Our Society - Sorry if this is long; thanks to anyone kind enough to take the time for it. I had a normal childhood other than being targeted for bullying...
    ilovecats102 ilovecats102 22-25, F 23 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    I've been on probation for almost 5 months now and I don't think I'm going to be confirmed anytime soon. I feel so lousy, I always make silly mistakes. I took confirmation for...
    lyolyo1 lyolyo1 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Why Cant I Keep A Job - I have a particular goal set in mind for what want to do with my life. The only thing is I'm not that good at it or anything I've done in the past. I have...
    mars009 mars009 26-30 1 Response Mar 10, 2013

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    I Thought I Was Alone In The World - I am 56 and will finish my MBA in December, but have had so many jobs throughout my life that I feel the education was a waste of time and...
    UnsociableIsolator UnsociableIsolator 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2012

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    Fired - I just got fired today and for some reason I feel remarkably calm. I'm still pissed that it happened, but I expected it. Basically, it's like this: I worked from home doing...
    saveme42 saveme42 26-30, M 16 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    The Longest I've Held A Job Is 14 Months - I haven't been able to keep a job since I began working at the age of 16. Sadly, most of these jobs I was fired from. Don't get me wrong...
    Fedupwithmyself Fedupwithmyself 26-30 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    I Am A 35 Y.O. Male And Can't Keep A Job - I have always worked, but due to both of my parents owning their own company, and also rental units - there has always been paying work...
    tonyline2 tonyline2 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    Consistency Issues. - Im 19 and like everyone here I cant keep a job. I dropped out of school and was afraid to get my first job because I knew Id give up and just call in all the...
    lifeslegend lifeslegend 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    18 Jobs In One Year - I am a hard worker, and I will do fine...at first. Never had a job last more than 4 to 5 months. I will be 40 in 2013 and am stuck on ssi. I want a real job...
    Talorean Talorean 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    I Struggle At Work Nd Life - I am 22 years old, and have always had problems in life. I have trouble in school and doing even the simplest tasks. I feel bad because I have trouble...
    Grahampants Grahampants 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    No goal out of high school with sub-par grades, naturally I followed in my father's footsteps and became a facilities engineer. Studied the trade for the better part of a decade...
    Losingthefaith Losingthefaith 26-30, M Mar 5

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    Way Too Many Jobs Why Why Why ? - I can't explain the feeling, I am 36 and a fit and healthy guy. I completed grade 12 in 1994. I have suffered depression in the past so maybe...
    Tajkai Tajkai 36-40 3 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    I am about to quit my current job. I can't take it anymore. I'm in over my head. I've told my boss before that I want to quit, but he told me to stick with it. He told me that...
    Lalsince79 Lalsince79 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Can't Hold A Job More Than 3 Months - I have been trying to get jobs since 1997.In that time I have had about 7 jobs that went for 3 months each each time I was sacked, the same...
    jubalix jubalix 36-40 10 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I Need A Job I Can Be Proud Of, Something That Will Raise My Self Worth - I need money, but I can't handle typical work environments. Mean bosses, back stabbing coworkers, being...
    BiForce BiForce 26-30 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    because I'm too slow-paced. I just lost YET another job today, because after only ONE week to prove myself, was told by the temp agency that, although I'm an excellent worker, I...
    janetburkeylamperez6364 janetburkeylamperez6364 46-50, F Mar 7

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    I Can't Keep A Job, Either! Help!! - So...I am a professional with a doctorate (recent) in Educational Administration. My problem is that the last several jobs I've had I've been...
    Trish0369 Trish0369 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    I Cant Get My Life On Track - i am a 34 year old woman with a young child who cant seem to keep a job . Ever since i started working at 17 i have yet to hold down a job for...
    chienpoo chienpoo 31-35 2 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    My Age Is 30 And Still Not Have Any Kind Of Job - here is my story i dont have job what can i do
    meinkyakaru meinkyakaru 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    I'm Tired Of Filling Out Applications - the longest job i have held was about two years. either i get fired or i resign. then i feel as if i've exuasted all of my opportunities...
    sultrynight sultrynight 31-35, F 3 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Feel Like I Have Been Blacklisted - I just lost my job at the beginning of December. Actually had that job for over a year and a half. My supervisor was not very nice to me and I...
    diaochan diaochan 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    I'm Not Lazy, Actually I'm A High-functioning Sociopath - You want a personal experience, well here is one. The biggest problem in any job are people that have stayed in the same...
    MoriartyWolf MoriartyWolf 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    Mental Illness - I did manage to keep my first job for a year and a half but I was really anxious all of the time and it eventually got to me. I have sessional work now and am...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

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    I Feel Mocked - At both of my previous jobs my bosses all mocked me. The first job they even admitted they only hired me because they were desperate, and I was desperate so I...
    Kriegerin Kriegerin 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    I Can't Keep a Darn Job - I recently graduated from college with BSBA in Marketing. After graduation I traveled all over Europe for a month before I had to jump into the real world...
    wdavis07 wdavis07 21-25 4 Responses Jan 31, 2008

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    My Life - i am currently trying to find work at the moment again. Every job i have they get rid of me i don't even know what i have done and try my best all of the time all...
    mamdo2 mamdo2 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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