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I Need a Damn Job

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    I apply everywhere ! But I can't find a full

    time job ! I need one so I can do stuff and not be stuck at home all day ! :(
    lunaluna13 lunaluna13 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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 3 days ago

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    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    The library in my town is hiring.

    I'm going for it. It would be a perfect job for me. Who knows if it'll even work out but. It's exciting to have such a good prospect
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I went on an interview on Monday

    and it went real well. I don't understand why I haven't gotten the call yet. I'm real nervous now because I need and want this job a lot. :/ stress overload
    pugloafs pugloafs 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    anyone know where I can get a job?

    ?? or MAKE MONEY FAST???
    aliiceViictoria aliiceViictoria 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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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 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 29 Responses Dec 7, 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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    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.
    giroflee giroflee 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Are You Asking Do I Need a Dam...

    are you asking do i need a damn job. if so, yes is being my answer.
    kbrooks81 kbrooks81 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2007

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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 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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 24, 2007

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    And hopefully I can find one soon,

    because after tomorrow, I will be officially unemployed.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response May 28

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    arrgghhh where are you?

    ! i'm looking for you a month from now! please don't play hide and seek anymore! -_-
    serachii serachii 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    But I want a job that I love,

    helps others, am passionate about, and where people accept me for me.
    W4W2 W4W2 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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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    giroflee giroflee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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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    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 12 hrs ago

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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 21-25, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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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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    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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    I wanna go apply for 5 Below,

    but it makes me nervous just thinking about it! I have really bad anxiety, but I desperately need some money! Any advice?! lol
    BellaBeast BellaBeast 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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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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    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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    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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    I've been out of work

    for a year and I'm about to swallow my pride and work at some fast food place smh :(
    lostsoul9011 lostsoul9011 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Finally Setting A Goal

    For two weeks I've had this retail job, but it pays a little over minimum wage. Not enough to live on. I'm finally making a goal to get a REAL job, so I can finally be independent. Goal: To have a professional career by October 30th contracted yearly salary of at least $27K...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 24, 2011

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    adekue adekue 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am so stressed over finding a frigin job!

    I have tried at care homes for a care assistant and I have really good qualifications. At the minute ill take anything! I'm just thinking of applying for retail work as like a shop assistant until I find wht I'm looking for. I'd rather be doing something than sitting around...
    fatgirl123fat fatgirl123fat 18-21, F Jul 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I would like another office job

    but I gave up. I've been working at walmart for 3 years now
    svsanch svsanch 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    I need a freakin J. O.

    B So tired of sitting al damn day watching movies it's so hard to get a job I have a GED computer training
    Eusebio1 Eusebio1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm not smart and a slight speech impediment

    which makes it very hard for me to remember certain words. It makes me sound dumb and I'm worried because of this I will never get a good job. My parents and my moms side of the family are all in insurance, and make good money doing so. I'm probably going to go into that because...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Agh I haven't had a job in MONTHS!

    I really like to be doing something, and of course get MONEY! and buy my own stuff, and being productive, but these days it's `pretty hard to get a decent job, the only job I could get it's a call center and aghh I want to try something different but _I guess I can't until I...
    liy20 liy20 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 6 days ago

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    steack2 steack2 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    so there is no many things

    that i want to buy and i just cant because i have no money. this **** is ******* crazy.
    oddsp1 oddsp1 18-21 Jun 15

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    Im getting annoyed ..

    these jobs wont call me back😫😫😫😫
    ChanelleHarris ChanelleHarris 13-15, F 3 Responses May 8

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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...