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I Want to Get a Job At a Bookstore

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    I miss bookstores. They are almost all gone. Electronic media is wiping them out. First came the ability to shop on-line and then the greater horror of e-books. But real bookstores...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 8

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    I'm still new in teaching world and I hate that I can't control my own students. Today fellow colleague scolded my students because they make so much noise in front on the hall way...
    quirkysoul quirkysoul 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    There literally is no better place to provide peace of mind. There is so much potential in a bookstore. You can almost always find a similarly minded individual there. You all are...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love second hand bookstores. I could spend hours in them. I love how there are notes on the first page like birthday wishes. It always gives the book history. One of my favourite...
    wawow wawow 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    1) I was born with a cleft lip and palete on the left side of my face. 2) I'm from the pasqua yaqui tribe. 3) born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. 4) I love to dance. 5) I'm a gamer...
    easterbaby88 easterbaby88 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    There will be a time when there is nothing but stories on electronics. Knowing that future generations will not have the memory of browsing a bookstore and smelling that certain...
    FirstEmpire FirstEmpire 16-17 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Wish they never made electronic books today. I own one and yes it is easier and quicker but I miss the days before they closed most of the bookstores, I used drive down and buy my...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 26 Responses Mar 20

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    Absolutely Love Bookstores...............
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 21

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    EP won't let you me tell you WHY I like adult bookstores. I've tried to tell you what it means to me in terms of the emotions connected with that experience, which is supposed to...
    jimz1000 jimz1000 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    1. What's you're favorite candle scent? -Strawberry 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? -Jennifer Lawrence 3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    There are a few places which I go to when I want to clear my head and spend time with MYSELF - the bookstore, the library,  a view of any body of water, and a museum.Here is...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know this is a pretty long winded story, but I want to explain in detail my situation. My name is Eric, and I'm originally from Illinois (I grew up in a small town an hour west...
    EDK86 EDK86 26-30, M Mar 16

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    I met my husband in a bookstore. And now we are married and I'm a degreed librarian:)
    elephantwalk elephantwalk 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    When I was single, I paid a lot of attention to the complaints guys had about their girlfriends. There seemed to be lots of issues with jealousy, restrictions, controlling behavior...
    BSEvenson BSEvenson 41-45, F Mar 10

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    I resigned from my work for four years as purchasing staff and find a new job as HR staff, of course the offer and benefits were good that's why i give up my four years job and...
    shy07me shy07me 26-30, F Mar 12

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    Is that wrong? I mean I have seriously learned after being in two colleges and dropping out that I don't really have a strong enough will to pursue any career. It's not that I'm...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Yes I like this but I only like it when their job is more then their job. For a lot people like what they do, but the choose a certain type of kids to treat them like their own...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 7

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    Nowadays, almost everyone owns a car, has a job, pays taxes, pays bills, etc. I thought to myself about the many things I could easily give up not because I have to but because I...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F Mar 11

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    The year of my 15th birthday I believe was the start of my journey. Back then I didn?t quite no much about myself Iived in an abusive home with one sibling. My parents divorced and...
    Divinewritermb Divinewritermb 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    My name is Eva ,I'm 35 years of age ,dark-skinned lady living in the uk since 1992 . I came to the uk when I was 13 ,and as many immigrants I have encountered lots of racial abuse...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I've been on a roller coaster ride since I got out the Army. My family kicks me while down cause I'm definitely down. My dad makes damn sure to point out how at 28 I'm a complete...
    Slave5 Slave5 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    So I got a new job. Not the one I really wanted. Door to door charity promotion. And I quit on day 2. I'm not usually a quitter. And I didn't walk away because of the job. See, I'm...
    bethany1990 bethany1990 22-25, T Mar 3

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    So... Here I am. With another chip in my pride and ego. Ever since the end of my long term relationship. Everything in my love department has been going downhill. Literally. Every...
    Ichizu Ichizu 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I wanted a nose job all my life hated my nose the best thing i discovered was contouring with makeup at first I did it religiously .. The only thing that scares me is the process...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am flailing everywhere and at this point I am applying for unemployment. I can't find a job. I've applied to so many places and I just can't manage to find a job. I feel crappy...
    Greensickle Greensickle 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    My job interview resulted in me getting my desired job. They hired me based on my skills, abilities, and enthusiasm. This is the first time I've gotten a job alone. Before, it...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 Mar 3

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    I thought I'd at least have a career-type job by now. It took me 5 years to graduate from college, which doesn't bother me. I graduated in May 2014 and I have been trying and...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 12

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    12 years ago, I was a typical employee working from 8-5 in an office. I was a successful employee and receiving pay which I can say is above average. As time went by, I realized...
    uelface uelface 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I can't believe that instead of working today I spent my morning driving my 2 managers around like damn it was so crazy and they want me to take them to a bar later and they're...
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F Mar 14

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    Today I quit my abusive job. I stuck it out for 2 years and could barely go into work anymore. I had been working for a lady who had a love hate relationship with myself, and...
    mzemmafyl mzemmafyl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Been at my job for over 13 years. Every year gets even worse than the year before. I have worked hard and at times to the point where i have all i can do to move because I'm...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I would like to achieve long term work. I want to stay at a job for more than 5 years. My goal is to work on my work ethic and not quit a job for any reason. I also want to work on...
    gaiamoon82 gaiamoon82 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want to change jobs but can't leave cuz my pay is so good. I hate my job!
    alicia0226 alicia0226 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I am having those "worthless" thoughts again. Here I am 38 years old and completely miserable. As far as I can remember I have had confidence issues and lack of backbone...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Dad... I love you, but I can't trust you as much as I did before. And here are my reasons why: You made so many promises you could not keep. When I was young and afraid of my...
    biggerbro biggerbro 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I am in IT job from last 9 years. Now I feel I am not a fit for the corporate world. I can’t make stories and can’t talk other than the truth. I know I am hard working but not...
    xxxprojectxxx xxxprojectxxx 31-35, M Mar 9

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    Why are you so negative sometimes? It puzzles me, because generally I would say you are a positive person. But your negativity seems to rear it's ugly head at the worst times. I...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 10

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    I'm a dark skinned powerless lady living in the uk and I'm afraid I had encountered lots of racial hatred and hostility from white people and what made things more difficult for me...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    My desk is too low to the ground, but that's just the beginning of my problems with the job I currently have. I got screamed and cussed at yesterday by a complete stranger over the...
    individualfreedom individualfreedom 26-30 1 Response Mar 16

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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...
    Clu3l3ss Clu3l3ss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I’m at a crossroads. I have been with my husband for 10 years; married for half of that time. We had years of bliss. We met in college and grew together. We loved each other...
    lostinthemountains lostinthemountains 26-30, F Mar 22

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