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I Need a Damn Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 6,514 People

    Still looking for a job

    but there is no opening
    Guywhopees Guywhopees 22-25, M a week ago

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    Volunteer!

    I dropped out of college for the second time because I didn't know what I wanted to do, and didn't want to pay for it while I figured it out. That was a year ago. I job hunted for a couple months without even a shadow of success, so I looked for a volunteer opportunity to help...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent 22-25 3 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    sylvme sylvme 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I have a job as a hostess in a restaurant

    but I need a full time job so my parents can stop helping me with bills. I'm a recent college grad and I've gotten interviews but no offer. I'm feeling discouraged. I honestly think it's because of where I live. I've seen tons of opportunities in other states for HR, what my...
    kbabe0181 kbabe0181 26-30, F Aug 5

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    Job Hunting 101

    I am amazed how many people belong to this group.  It makes me feel no so alone in the great jobhunt 101.  Good luck to everyone looking.... I hope we all get great, high paying jobs
    josie josie 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2007

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    I used to have a really ****** resume

    and I handed them out about a year ago. Now I have a really good one but I'm not confident enough to apply to places. I feel like I won't get hired although I probably will
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I was fired from busty boobs home improvement

    store. I was a cashier, who was very friendly... but my boss said, I was too friendly with the popcorn machine. I like to always be sure to say hi to everyone when I arrive.. and the popcorn machine is run by mike the mechanic.. and he was always telling me to give him a look...
    kissmequick14 kissmequick14 41-45, F Aug 20

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    I had an interview for a job at a fast food

    store and I'm torn between wanting to go for it and not. Fast food chains are by definition stressful and fast paced and I don't know whether, at this stage of my anxiety and depression, I'm ready to deal with this sort of environment. Saying that, I don't want to regret...
    thejc thejc 16-17, F Aug 18

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    Stop Telling Me To Find Or Get A Job!

    I have been unemployed for a year now and I keep getting harrassed with everyone saying you need to apply, you need to apply, you need to apply. Every frickin day I have been applying for work. Why won't they shut up? It must feel pretty good to keep saying that to someone who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    I am 28 i got a degree in IT engineering

    but no job i am job less so i don't get any respect form society
    Anon8700 Anon8700 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    If you are somebody about to hire me

    for a job, and you are reading this profile to find out if I will show up, or if I might rip ya off.. This **** aint my fault, cuz I musta got hacked or whatever cuz I had all kinds of stuff that people who have jobs put on thier profiles here and **** but I guess some hacker...
    UZIxSUICIDE UZIxSUICIDE 46-50 Sep 30

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    Okay, so being out of prison is amazing.

    Being able to express myself is incredible. But being broke and unemployed really f***ing sucks!!!
    RayanaLisbeth RayanaLisbeth 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 6

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    My sister and I have different last names.

    I use her as a professional reference. Do you use friends or family as references?
    Thren27 Thren27 26-30, F Aug 14

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    Right now, I'm heading to fill out some more

    job applications. I really job I get a job. I want my own money and I hate having to ask people for there money. I'm old enough to where I can work.
    parjae parjae 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    The Right Way To Tell Your Out-of-work Story

    I came across this and thought it had some good ideas: The transition from not working to working has never been easy, but in recent years it's gotten trickier. Yes, in this slow-growing recovery there are a lot of people still looking for work; but we're also seeing a change in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2013

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    No Call Backs

    This is getting me depressed...For the places I've applied to in person I've managed to get an interview, its just I never get call backs. :( Am I just that horrible at job interviews? My past two jobs the interviews were just bullshit, just us talking and passing the time. Its...
    WanderingAimlessly WanderingAimlessly 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    O.k. So I Found A Job But.......

    I finally found a job but it is just a job to get me by until I find one in my field of study. The pay is barely above minimum wage, but it's a job. It's a fairly easy no-brainier job that is nasty at times, but it's a job. The benefits are good. They do have an I.T. department...
    mrhph3 mrhph3 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    My career path has been recruiting.

    .. And I'm unemployed. The joke is on me. Most recruiting jobs are with employment agencies and they all require recruiters to sell their candidates to employers. I suck at sales so I can't keep a job. I had no idea it was like this going into recruiting. I have no clue what...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F Jul 24

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    Young And Need Work?

    Alright, this not gimmick or anything, and I'm not promising you immediate employment. I'm just trying to help those who (young adults especially) have been finding it difficult to get a job. Unfortunately it's just not something they go over in school and it seems less and less...
    PerfectlyHuman PerfectlyHuman 22-25 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Praying to the Employment Gods!

    It seems with all of my Clerical Skills, I just can't seem to get a job!  I keep running into the same road block.  Back in the year 2000, I trusted someone who I thought was my friend.  Turned out to be a non-friend!  I was working as a receptionist when the...
    Hopeful Hopeful 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 11, 2007

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    MermaidUnderneath MermaidUnderneath 18-21, F Dec 17

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    Need One Fast

    Well I just graduated from highschool a few months ago and have been working for a moving company ever since. I dont know much about college but I dont think I want to go. No one in my family has gone, no one in my school goes and honestly I didn't do well enough in school so I...
    ProudTits ProudTits 18-21, F 28 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    What's the Problem?

    I need a job so I will get off this wagon I'm on. I feel like I don't have a social life and I have no desire to exercise. I eat even when I am not hungry. I'm trying to lose weight.......what a joke. I need to get back into the job world so I can feel better about myself and the...
    Antina Antina 36-40, F 14 Responses Mar 6, 2007

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    I really need a job or does anyone know of any

    short term certification programs besides a nursing assistant please help!!!
    melXlo melXlo 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    So tired of interviewing 6 months now

    and no job yet ! Had a great interview last week with a company said I would hear from them midweek this week I sent thank yous after the interview and sent a follow up yesterday and still no word yet !
    freespiritt123 freespiritt123 22-25, F Nov 7

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    In Desperate Need of Job

    I was in the military for 6.5 years.  I was medically discharged last September.  Finding a job has not been easy.  Due to not having a job, I lost my leased car, so now it really sucks! I'm worried cause I'm also about to lose my apartment.  I thought life...
    troubled28 troubled28 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2007

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    I'm 19 and I've NEVER had a job.

    Recently I've been applying to every place I can think of but I almost never hear anything back.When I do it's just them telling me they're not hiring me.I have been to 3 interviews though,for Macy's,Ross,and Toy's R Us but they all rejected me too and I just have so little...
    aur532 aur532 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    To Work You Need Experience to Get Experience You Must Work...its a Catch 22

    i have a small deg in business mgmt. but to get a job i need experience i can't get that without this job. so i work odd jobs here and there but i need something stable...fianancially and time wise...i need something in a good environment and something i know i'll enjoy so i can...
    briebrie briebrie 21-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Starting To Look Again.

    I stopped since I wasn't completely stable emotionally, just yesterday though, I applied to a nearby smokeshop, and I'm hoping they'll hire me. It'd be an awesome job, the only one that allows you to smoke indoors where I live (as far as I know) so not only would I have an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    But until June, I got one.

    I'll spend my time until then hating on the unemployed. Seems fashionable and trendy, and now that I'm finally one of the in-crowd (briefly), I better follow suit. Now get off your bums, you lazy moochers! Growth! Jobs! Guns! Obama is the fascist Antichrist! Raaarrrghhh!!
    MrHansen MrHansen 36-40, M Dec 11

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    I have filled out more

    that 600 job applications(not exaggerating) and still no luck. Everything from Macdonalds, Wendy's, Chick-ful-a, Taco bell, pretty much every fast food joint, Wal mart, every clothing store anywhere nearby, janitor positions, secretary positions, every restaurant, gas stations...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 2

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    Okay so I have a job at the mall.

    . But they give me no hours! So fast food is a last resort and I worked grocery for a year and a half so I want something different from those. Also, I'm 17 so still underage. Any suggestions?
    imacoolguy14 imacoolguy14 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    Retail… Do you need experience in order to be

    a softlines merchandiser or backroom team member? Because I really rather be in that position.
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I need a job so that I can visit her.

    And maybe if we still together than maybe move on to a better future for us
    Darkwolf523 Darkwolf523 16-17, M Aug 23

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    What To Do.

    I was applying for a job in this retail store when I saw a 'shoplifter'. My first instinct was to find the store manager, but I stopped myself. I thought that perhaps this person was out of work too, and had been for a long time. Perhaps desperation had let her to break the law...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    This Is How You Git R Done!

    Herbert A. Millington Chair – Search Committee 412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson University College Hill, MA 34109 Dear Professor Millington, Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Need A Damn Job? I Give Damn Good Job Hunting Advice.

    Okay well that's a bit of an exaggeration, I don't want to sound pompous here! But hey, my name is Chelsea and I'm still somewhat new here on EP. I'v recently come across this group and have been reading over a few handfuls of the stories. After reading some I'v come across some...
    SeeChelseaRun SeeChelseaRun 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    Where's The Pride?

    I have not had a "real" job since 2002. I left my job to build my house. It was beautiful but I lost everything including any respect I had for my husband.  We divorced and I had to find something to bring in money.  In 2006, I was able to make $20,000 in 3 months of work as an...
    stetson1 stetson1 41-45 6 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Once Upon A Time...

    Long, long ago in a country at the bottom of the South Pacific lived a fool who made lots of bad decisions over the years. He dropped out of University after a bad year of study in 1988 and hoped he would find work but then the economy tanked and he ended up doing unpaid work in...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    So stressful! I have been looking

    for a job since the start of summer but I haven't found one yet. And college is about to start, I won't have enough money for my supplies. I have no idea what will happen. I'm so afraid. :'( Omg omg omg omg I'm freaking out!!!!!! Maybe I'll drop out of college and keep looking...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F Aug 11

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    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 12

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    Over Qualified!!! Really!!!!! I Just Need A Job!!! My Rant For The Day.

    Does this happen to others as often as it happens to me? I don't know how many times that I have heard that my experience and my education over qualifies me for a job. I have been told by some that since I have a degree that I would not like doing this type of work, really its...
    mrhph3 mrhph3 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Frustrated

    Got rejected today for a job that I really wanted and really really needed. They seemed so interested in me and I was so hopeful about it and then they simply emailed me saying that there were better people for the job. No feedback or anything, just a straight up there are better...
    jessicaliux jessicaliux 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    Help! I need advice on how to get a boring desk

    job with free time and a desktop PC with internet access!!!
    s331ng3y35 s331ng3y35 26-30 Oct 24

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    The Horror of Unemployment

    I have a rather unique story. I am a highly educated professional who got into trouble in 2005 at work. Because of politics, stupid decisions and general bad luck, I lost a great paying job and because it was a disciplinary matter, it would be quite some time before I got another...
    FearlessHyena FearlessHyena 41-45 25 Responses Nov 8, 2008

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    Rifkyroshan Rifkyroshan 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    These hiring managers are working my last

    nerves. Don't give me attitude because I keep calling and showing up at your store. You were in my position once, so you should understand but I'll guarantee you'll see this pretty face all the time.
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F a week ago

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    cghdmgff cghdmgff 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I have applied at soooo many places!

    !!! But no one would freaking call back!!! I really need a job, because I need work experience for school!! I'm seriously sick and tired of applying now. I have never felt this worthless before! They all want damn experience, but how will I get experience if no one is gonna hire...
    endlesslyyyforever endlesslyyyforever 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I'm 22 and I've never had a legitimate job.

    I've applied endlessly and gone to so many interviews, but I just get rejected all the time. I know I interview terribly, but I'm great with customers and have a lot of skill, why can't someone just cut me a break.
    DontMsgMe DontMsgMe 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    so yeah i need a good $10+ job

    or at least $1500 a month. no more of this part time minimum wage bs. i make jewelry, also need to sell that off. its just been sitting around. alot of it will tarnish, not neccesary the bracelets though. need money.
    ariesbeaux ariesbeaux 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm so frustrated I really need a job I

    graduated may 2014 from a pretty good school and got a job right out of graduation with an amazing company that was a year long contract I loved the company but never felt quit comfortable with the people or the new city I was living in so a year later in May I told my boss I...
    freespiritt123 freespiritt123 22-25, F 1 Response