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I Feel For Everyone Struggling In This Bad Economy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    It's Tough Out There.

    We had an opening at the coffee shop so I put an ad in the local papers help wanted section. Its a 10.00 an hour job for 5 hours a day and 5 days a week We got 250 applications and many were College Graduates, some with masters degrees. When you see those types of people...
    SummerCass SummerCass 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    The Struggle

    It must be really frightening? Not knowing how your going to pay rent, or how your going to provide food for your family. Lets not forget about all the pressure & stress one inherits! My heart go's out to everyone battling through the struggle! 
    BUDWAYNE BUDWAYNE 26-30 1 Response Jul 25, 2009

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    How Bad Is It?

    " The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEO's are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore. A picture is now only worth 200 words...
    Dave002 Dave002 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    US Housing Finance Reform Debate

    Washington Post says that $270bn housing aide since GFC still has not solved homelessness. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/04/this-chart-shows-why-270-billion-in-housing-aid-hasnt-solved-homelessness/? I also read the on-line article in New York Times...
    JiaLee JiaLee 51-55, M Sep 11, 2013

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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    yes i m here for everyone but i hate fake peoples, so beware of me if ur fake, i dont like this fake thing, contact me only if you are real, and fake peoples go away to hell......
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 17

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    I feel so sick where I am in life. I feel Like everyone moving forward and I'm in a stand still. I feel lost in the everyday plunders that someone might find comforting. I want...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F Jun 17

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    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M Jun 15

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    My life shows that monthly.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    This is a personal post towards my mother. All I seem to be doing is upsetting her. Nothing I do makes her happy. All I do is worry that if I do something its gonna upset her...
    untilmydeath untilmydeath 18-21, F Jun 14

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13

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    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12

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