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I Need a New Job

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    The job I currently have is much higher stress

    than anticipated. Also, my manager keeps randomly changing my schedule and it's killing me...also, I live so far away from it. I need a job in town but it's near impossible to find one, especially low stress. With my wage, I don't even make enough for my gasoline to and from my...
    KeiKeiChan KeiKeiChan 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    whelp, I have a job interview

    for tomorrow morning! I'm a little nervous. Not sure as to why, though. This would be my 5th job, so I should be used to interviews by now. Sent in my application yesterday and they called me today. Very fast compared to how long it took my most of my old jobs to get back to...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 30

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    Retail For 8+ Years And Time To Move On

    I've been in retail for 8 years and it's time for a definite change. So many college graduates at my job with bachelors, masters, and PH Ds. It's not really too much of a shock ,considering the economy. The pay is low and most of them ended up working part-time. For me, I'm back...
    RoboJam RoboJam 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    I GOT ONE!!!!! Got the news today.

    Major major promotional opportunity! On cloud nine!
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I spent so much time preparing

    that pitch book and it was supposed to be delivered in this afternoon. Because of some miscommunication with my another colleague in a different city, we sent it out much later than we were supposed to. My boss were yelling at me on Whatsapp through audio recording. Basically...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Abandon Ship

    To all of my coworkers who abandoned ship....in my opinion you all bought into the fear mongering of our managers. Since the reorganization plan is "years" down the road according to management why was so urgent for you to leave? 9 of you screwed over your friends and work family...
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F 2 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Started writing my resignation letter

    and plan on giving it to boss Friday morning. I plan on giving a 3 week notice. I know they will offer me more to stay but I can't pass this opportunity up and nobody will pay this kind of money to start. I'm a little nervous to tell my clients Im leaving 😔
    arlyne22 arlyne22 46-50, F 4 Responses May 5

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    Evoke19 Evoke19 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I just quit my job! I couldn't take the

    hostile environment anymore. It's tax season and I am a professional and I have been chewed out all day for printing a label. This woman was crazy. I needed a label so I printed one. Why are some people so crazy???!!!
    ikissedafrog ikissedafrog 41-45, F Jan 14

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    I need a job abroad again.

    .i use to work in uk 10years ago as Fine Dining Restaurant Supervisor and Assistant Hotel Housekeeper. Please Help..
    audi1230 audi1230 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    theemercedes theemercedes 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    Career Change

    I dont really know the proper way to write this story about needing a job, because i dont need a job...I need and desperately want a career! I want something that i can grow and evolve with. I want something that when i leave to go home I'm fine with taking it with me. I dont...
    MrBlue86 MrBlue86 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Just got told I'm being put back to part time

    at the new job I got back in September. I got recruited out of a $50k+ a year foreman job and took this because it was closer and easier and better benefits. I took an initial pay cut but felt it was worth it in the long run. Now after 3 months I'm having my benefits cut...
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I'm a special education teacher

    and I'm looking for a new career that pays decent money. Let me know if you have something is mind?
    Yojj13 Yojj13 31-35, F Oct 8, 2014

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    I hate my job. It is soul destroying.

    I try to put my head down and get through the day but it's hard. I would love to find a career to aim for but I have no idea. Years of soul searching has come to nothing.
    cookss cookss 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    went for a job interview today.

    .... i really want this job!!!! think good thoughts for me!!!!
    Erinjessica Erinjessica 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I worked really hard

    for the last 4 years and I really need a vacation. In the past 30 days I had just one free weekend and it wasn't the worst part. My personal record stands for 110 working days in row, without any weekends or holidays. It really bothers me me not having time to go out, meet new...
    Alissson Alissson 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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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, 2014

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    I really need to get a new job.

    My job is not terribly bad but it's just not my cup of tea. Anyone hiring? :)
    lostguest lostguest 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    Ugh I need a different job I really need some

    money and this job is not cutting it
    melXlo melXlo 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I Need A Job

    Ok, this will be cryptic, but chronological:   November, 2008 hired at a major corporation - great job and praised for performance May, 2009, at an annual physical, doctor advises they think I had a heart attack July, 2009, stress test reveals no heart attack The...
    WeighToGo WeighToGo 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2010

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    Atom4815 Atom4815 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a single father with custody

    and I need help. I currently work in the oil fields and I pay over $1500 a month for a live in nanny to take care of my son while I'm gone traveling for work. This just isn't working anymore, especially since the oil fields is busting and thousands are being laid off. Even once...
    Eechay Eechay 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Crown63 Crown63 51-55, M Feb 24

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    At my old job I had a confrontation with a co

    worker over a small sum I lent him (another story) ..I start approaching him aggressively about it in a parking lot around 11 pm then I hear him say "don't make me mad" ..I backed off. After I quit the job I talk to another co worker(good person) and he tells me that "my friend...
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    I dread going to work!

    It's so difficult to even get out of bed to get ready. It's such an easy job but all the employees are full of drama and negativity and I just can't stand it! I'm always anxious on my days off because I worry that I'm going to get called in and I just hate it so much!
    abkat12 abkat12 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I need a new job.. so bad.

    I feel so defeated. I have tried so hard for that job I wanted.. Went through so many rounds of interview and in the end.. Nothing came to fruition. And I'm still waiting on the hope that they will ultimately offer this job to me. I feel trapped in this job. Doing things I...
    everydayissummerr everydayissummerr 26-30, F May 13

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    Im Desperate!! Lol

    im just an ordinary guy with an ordinary job, but it sucks big time!!! i used to like it, but not any more, ever since 3 years ago when a new manager came in!! lol, and im just so desperate haha, sometimes i even just feel like throwing on a dress and a little makeup and becoming...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Still Searching And In Need Of Advice

    Allow me to introduce myself and paint you a picture. My name is Meagan, and I am a 6-month-old graduate from the University of Central Florida. I graduated with a B.S. in Health Services Administration in August 2011 and with an A.A. in General Education in July 2008. I have...
    knight4ever11 knight4ever11 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2012

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    I've been working at the same place

    for almost 3 years now, my first job....first job I ever even applied for. I work as a hair stylist and love what I do and where I am. but lately the vibe I've been getting at work has been not so great from the manager to her employees. my assistant manger was offered a higher...
    shallowbreathxx shallowbreathxx 18-21, F 3 Responses May 1

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    How do i switch careers?

    I have ten years experience in office admin work and want to do something creative but not sure what. Suggestions? Ty!!
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I Can't Believe It's Been 6 Months...

    Next week it will be 6 months since I lost my job.  I had the American dream - a big house in the suburbs, a six figure income, a wife and two beautiful children.  When I lost my job, it was a blow but I thought "this is only temporary" as I have a...
    crewmeistr crewmeistr 41-45, M 6 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Not Exactly Your Dream Job

    I work for an Internet gaming cafe. To a lot of people, I have the perfect job: I sit on my butt all day, I spend at least 60% of the time surfing the web or playing games, I get 3 days off a week and a guaranteed 40 hours a week in pay. Downsides? Minimum wage and I...
    Ecanus Ecanus 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Have you ever woke up in a great mood

    before going to work and when you arrive to work.... You get in a bad mood just because.... Uuuugggghh the struggle...
    lovingme21 lovingme21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I have to say I did last a lot longer

    than I thought it would. I just know the program I'm working on is going to hell in a handbasket and as much as I enjoy talking about how to rearrange contents of what's intended to fail I have better use for my time. The people I work with couldn't be more intolerable even if...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 3

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    work was tough today.

    my bosses just kept yelling at me. I almost felt as if I was getting picked on. I use to think I was great at my job. now I just feel worthless.
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    mansonwolf mansonwolf 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I HATE that I seem overlooked

    when It comes to promotions. I have no idea why ... but its getting old VERY VERY FAST!!!I know that I am quiet and reserved... but I am effective! I get the job DONE. Why aren't people seeing that??I just don't know anymore!It has happened twice at my current job... and I am...
    SamathaA SamathaA 26-30, F Oct 7, 2014

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    i need to find a better job,

    one that pays more that $12 and year round work around nashua New Hampshire. ..
    Boyfriendfor2 Boyfriendfor2 31-35, M Mar 23

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    I've been working at a job

    for 20 years that I never liked. The money and benefits are decent. I've been scared to leave the job because of the fear of not finding a job with the same level of benefits. I put security of this job above my hearts desire. Any thoughts?
    rlb0468 rlb0468 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Well I think I will constantly want a new job

    until the pay check is big enough for me to truly have a financially carefree lifestyle (I.e. To have a big apartment to decorate in whatever way I want , live in different hotels every week if I want to , eat in any restaurant I want to , hire hot pool boys to work in my house...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Call Center Quagmire

    Sunday night, damnit. It's 02:00am and I'm supposed to start work at 09:30am, not 09:31. I'm wondering why I'm still awake, even though I'm dead tired. I never used to be like this. There was a time when I enjoyed hitting the proverbial "sack" early, I enjoyed waking up and...
    vicker1911 vicker1911 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    As I've discussed in other posts I have a job

    the leaves me feeling like a piece of **** every single day and to boot I think I might have asperger's syndrome, which would explain a lot of things. What I never mentioned is that I work as a para for the NYC Department of Education. I think it's such cruel irony that they...
    ILoveWeights ILoveWeights 26-30, M Feb 25

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    solarton solarton 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    Work Sucks

    My experiences at my job are kind of a follow up to my story about having no motivation in my life. So after about 6 months or so of being unemployed which is NOT FUN as a lot of you would agree I'm sure, I decided f*** it, i'll take whatever comes my way. Which happened to be a...
    Chloe1980 Chloe1980 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    I was reading online

    and came across the following article which I think is valuable information for anyone who is currently discouraged with job-seeking. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26669971 I hope this information will give those of you who are disheartened a chance to look at yourselves...