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I Hate Being Unemployed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    Frustrated And Unsure

    Its been 8 months now and there is no end in sight.  I decided to get into this profession 7 years ago because I thought I would never be without work - or, at least not without work for very long. How did this happen?  My company was bought out and I was...
    OttawaUnemployed OttawaUnemployed 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Blessing In Disguise.....I hope!

    I was laid off from my job of 6 years the beginning of July, however was offered a severance package on my exit. I knew I wasn't happy there any longer and once the summer was over, I was going to start actively looking for new employment. The convenience of working so close to...
    Emmy1969 Emmy1969 41-45, F Aug 15, 2013

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    I'm currently a stay at home mom

    and I hate not having my own money. Does anyone know any online sites that you can actually make good money from?
    shandabae shandabae 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I struggled for years to get an Engineering

    degree, just to find out that nobody wants a female engineer. How funny is that? I got my degree almost two years ago, and I could only land 2 interviews. In which they politely asked me if I had any children, or wanted to have children, or if I had a husband. I don't. But what...
    caritus caritus 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    Standing Outside The Party

    Unemployment I stand on a broad and beautifully paved stone porch of a gracious home. I linger outside looking in and spy large numbers of people. They're laughing and dancing, sipping cocktails and champagne. All the life and energy; it's a fabulous party and I was supposed to...
    vtousignant vtousignant 46-50, M Nov 16, 2013

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    Frustrated...

    I was released from prison after serving 12 years about a month and a half ago. I've never been unemployed this long before. It doesn't help that my eyesight has worsened enough over the years that I can no longer drive. I understand employers are concerned about hiring an ex...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    How To Get A Job When There Are None

    NO NONSENSE ADVICE! How To Get A Job When There Are None Many people who remain unemployed for long periods of time consider purchasing or starting a small business. Before you do this think LONG AND HARD if this course of action is really for you. It's not for everyone - in...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Unemployment Is No Fun

    The manufacturing plant I worked at for four years was bought out and while we tried to do everything we could to impress them and keep us open they closed us anyway. I guess I should have see it coming, alot of the peole that have been there for awhile saw it. Some of us...
    bvv1atm3 bvv1atm3 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 24, 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 1 Response Mar 21, 2013

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    Unemployment!?

    I think if people were "actually" willing to work they would do anything. There are enough jobs but people don't want to do them. For example, care jobs are ten to the dozen. Ok the hours are not great but the money is ok and it will change the way you think about things when you...
    sillyshaman sillyshaman 26-30, M May 19, 2012

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    Work From Home!

    I got pregnant in High School with a deadbeat guy. I was blessed with a wonderful son who is now one year old today! He is my pride and joy and I was looking for a job so I could stay home with him. My childhood friend told me about Mary Kay's business opportunity and it sounded...
    dallashelana dallashelana 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Still Have Hope...

    Well, I'm 24 years old girl, got graduated 2 years ago, 3 months later got hired at private company as a Webmaster. Although It took me 2 hours to get to my work, I really enjoyed working there till I had started having so many fights with my freak manager! I don't know why...
    Waloo Waloo 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    So fokyn true. Disgusted by employers.

    And supervisors. And how business is done. Lies for profit. No quality products. Legal abuse. Catering to jerks. No trust. No decency. Its fokyn gross. They call it life. They are sad when broken like me. But before then they are yuky pigs.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Aug 19

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    I sometimes wonder if i was born unlucky

    or maybe God gave me endless trials which would lead to my depression and deep financial debt. I am still jobless since I graduated last April 2013, and whenever I apply for a certain company I really like or the position that suited me, I would end up in a very low, I mean low...
    maynee maynee 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Not Fair

    I have been unemployed since January 27, 2012 so; it will make one year on the 27th, that is way too long to be unemployed. Since I lost my last job on Jan. 27th of 2012; I have applied to many places; got very few calls and/or emails and not one interview. It's not fair; I am...
    didi69 didi69 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Hate It

    When employed you don't really know how much you will hate it until you are unemployed. Its over a year now.The first time in at least 40 years. Everything falls apart. Boredom,no paycheck, stress,and yes depression
    yrral32 yrral32 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Geeting My To Do List Organized

    It's Monday and I felt the need to literally make out a list of everything I needed to accomplish today. The list has 14 items on it. Two have already been done and it's only 8:16 a.m. Several can not be done today but I put them on the list anyway as if to give those chores...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Mrs Evans

    I am 63 years old, my husband is 66 years old his business ceased trading with no assets last August.We do voluntry work at a charity shop which I do not find particularly rewarding. as it only involves serving customers for a couple of hours a day.I have no car, as my little run...
    chrisevans chrisevans 61-65 May 20, 2012

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    Out of immense interest

    for designing spaces i had been pleading to my parents to enroll me to an Architectural school right from when i passed my secondary schooling but alas they never gave it an ear. Finally after lot of drama and wasting my 3 yrs doing BScIT as per their interest i was allowed...
    Designerxox Designerxox 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    Unemployed And Feeling It.

    I've never been experienced being unemployed like this before. When I lost my job I felt like the world ended. After a week everything got put into perspective and considered this just a new chapter in my life. But when does it start? I do my best to keep busy. How many rooms...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    I live in an area that has a high unemployment

    rate in the winter. I was laid off at the end of the summer, just before fall. And have been having a very hard time finding work, because jobs are hard to come by in my town in the winter. I have been looking for work outside my city. Before my unemployment, I had been working...
    xoRubyxo xoRubyxo 31-35, F Jan 3

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    Frustrating...

    I am 22 and have been in constant education all my life, I only completed education 3-4 months ago and still haven't found a job. It's so frustrating when you realise that you wasted 3 years doing a degree when no one wants it anyway :-( as they prefer "experience" (which I...
    Callapink Callapink 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2011

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    Seriously, Do People Really Love Being Unemployed?

    It's boring beyond belief because there's nothing to do, no one to hang out with and no money to do those things you want to do like go to a cafe or have a drink. You can't join sports teams or clubs because you can't afford to get there, let alone take part. Even if you do go...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    I hate being ignored but I also like being alone sometimes . I think we all hate being ignored but like alone time also
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    Like all of you I hate being a stepmom. My husband and I have been together for 4 years and have two children together. He also has a daughter who is 12 with a woman he only dated...
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    I hate being yelled. But what's worse? Being yelled at by an obvious immature moron; or being talked to dangerously calm by someone civil and mature? When I'm being yelled at I...
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    I had lived a very tough life. We are poor. I encountered bullying, discrimination, have been mocked and my father hates me. He even denied that I am his daughter and he seldom...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    "I wish I had a twin!", "If I pinch you will your twin feel it?", and "I like you better than your twin." All of those things have been asked/told to me in the past week alone...
    sarahjohnsony sarahjohnsony 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I absolutely hate being lied to. I was seeing this boy and he told a really severe lie. We'll we were seeing each other for a bit. We decided to take things to the next step. I...
    Hiimamyimdead Hiimamyimdead 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I have my own children and I hate being a step mom! I know that doesn't sound right, but that's the way I feel. I met my partner about over a year ago. We've had a rough...
    Jeshayna Jeshayna 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    I really hate being a stepmom...which knowing me you would find so hard to believe. Due to having endometriosis and losing the only baby I ever conceived to a miscarriage caused by...
    Maylissa Maylissa 41-45 2 Responses Dec 15

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    As much as I hate being single, it's better than being used and getting hurt.
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I was molested and raped and ever since I hate being touched especially by men... I don't know why things like this happens but I wish it didn't.... know one ever cared enough to...
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I do hate being ditched.. I hate the fact that I still do care for the person who ditched me for no reason.. hell yeah, I want to stop caring but not able to :/
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate being single around the holidays ugh
    adeechloe adeechloe 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I hate being ugly smh why do i gotta look like this
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 1

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    if i know a person well i hate being ignored especially when they just suddenly stop responding for no apparent reason!
    romell romell 41-45, M Dec 2

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    For some reason, I hate being called Dude or Bro. It makes me want to ***** slap someone.
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    I absolutely hate being ignored. I didn't do anything to deserve this... Feeling unloved and not cared about. But I mean, it's whatever. Not like I matter or anything.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I absolutely HATE being ignored. it's so irritating! Why?! it just ruins my entire mood. Your supposed to be my best friend but when im talking to you, you wanna look the other way...
    BluntShokz21 BluntShokz21 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    Hi I'm a step mom and I have grown to hate it. I have so much resentment about my life being so different to what it was. I hate myself for feeling this way. I've had so many...
    brightonpast brightonpast 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I am sure my story is similar to many on this blog. I am a step mom and have been for about three years. When I was first introduced to my husband he had his girls every weekend...
    bettylou1212 bettylou1212 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I hate listening to anyone lie... But it happens. I was laying her tanning and for some reason I was thinking about my past. Ok girls... and guys, here are some tips for you and...
    W0lfhunter W0lfhunter 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    At my last job I was extremely professional. My approach to work in the past has always been keep personal and private separate. I was nice to everyone and had a good haha everyone...
    SpiritualBunny SpiritualBunny 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    There's being busy and not bei