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I Need a Damn Job

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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 6 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    MermaidUnderneath MermaidUnderneath 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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 7 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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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.
    beautifulloner beautifulloner 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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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    Great Interview - Cross Your Fingers For Me **Update 2nd Interview**

    I had a great Interview today. This is Job that I would really enjoy doing. My fingers are crossed. Cross yours and throw some good luck MOJO my way please, I really need it. :)
    Micherella Micherella 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    As I look what I want to do with my life I know

    I have lots of time But I know I want to be a therapist I want to help people
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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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 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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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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    www.myparttimework.comDear Part Time Work

    SeekersWe have listed few part time work for your online talents below this introductionIf you find your talents are much more than mentioned below, kindly contact us with your talents & interested field of work.We will arrange similar part time work which suits your interest...
    ptrrajan ptrrajan 26-30 Apr 27

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    I just want to go back to work,

    that's all I want. I've applied to so many places and have had all kinds of interviews, I'm just waiting on that one call
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Dam

    I don't know what to tell you.  Do you live close to a dam.  I know about Hoover dam and the Grand Coulee dam.  There is a dam in Gerogia close to Atlanta.  If you need a dam job I guess you need to move close to a dam.  Dam jobs are probably hard to come...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty 61-65 5 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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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 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    The Price of Impulse

         I had been working for the University of Arkansas for 14 months. Excellent employers!  All my supervisors were respectful and helpful, and my work was appreciated. I' have strong "spells" of depression, and they were even understanding...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 24, 2007

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    The Real World.

    i NEED a job. i'm about to graduate college in a year and i have no idea what i'm going to do with my life. sure, i've had jobs before, but they were all bullshit jobs, like working with my dad or at the mall. ****'s weak. i'm running out of time and i need to pick a...
    lazyker lazyker 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    I finally got it! After 8 long months of

    searching for a summer internship, I finally found a cool place to spend the summer. I'm not going to be working for one of the big companies I interviewed with in the fall. It isn't anything in the city. Instead, I'm going to be working at a tiny social network startup. As a...
    Multitude Multitude 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I left school in 2011,

    I went to college after that and I've been apply for jobs since 2013... I've finally got my first ever job in 2015. I am so fortunate. I don't want to believe its true until I actually start day one on Monday because I've had so many set backs so I don't want to get my hopes up...
    Clu3l3ss Clu3l3ss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 3 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    ilovenickiminaj ilovenickiminaj 22-25, F Apr 16

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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 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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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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    been putting old stuff on craigslist to get

    cash lately. goodbye nintendo DS, old N64 remote and games, and inflating globe of the earth.
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    It's just occurred to me

    that it's going to cost £36,000 for me to go university for 4 years... And I haven't got a job!? Looks like home-made *********** and being a part time rent boy is going to have to cover it! ;-)
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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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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    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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    jasminaaao jasminaaao 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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 4 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    TheTruth94 TheTruth94 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    cghdmgff cghdmgff 31-35, M Dec 20, 2014

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    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    daisydoo567 daisydoo567 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Well I worked at usps

    for 3 months and they fired me the job was challenging but rewarding and the money was damn good . now ... im jobless =[ I went on an interview yesterday for a dispatching job with the trucking company , I really wanted . I wanted it badddd !!! it payed good and would brighten...
    BeautynBrains4 BeautynBrains4 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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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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    MermaidLove24 MermaidLove24 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 9

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    I was waiting on this good job I had 2

    interviews and a test for, then I finally get the email today and thought "this is it!" and nope they didn't pick me. So now am back to square one:/ Everyone says not to lose hope but I'm just down in the dumps and don't know what to do
    orsoliz orsoliz 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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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 2 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    And I need one now. I have been applying to

    anything and everything that even comes close to my skills and now I am applying to fast food joints and crying because it's so demeaning. I cannot believe that I am having to do that
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19

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    As of right now, I have a job.

    But come December 19th, I'm out again. It was such a struggle just getting a few months of actual, real pay and soon I have to do it all over again. Soon