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    The Interview That Let Me Know I Didn't Want the Job After All

    This was when I was still pretty young -- maybe not even twenty, though I can't remember for sure.  I was well intentioned, had graduated from high school, but had practically no work experience, beyond newspaper deliver, neighbourhood pharmacy courier, and a very brief...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2009

    Some Days The Most Well-laid Plans Turn Out To Be . . . Well . . . Not So Well Laid After All

    Following is an e-mail I sent to four friends after a day gone awry of trying to deliver six applications across the Metro Vancouver region.  Even if you aren't familiar with Vancouver and the surrounding communities, anyone who has every lived in a major city will...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    Jul 11, 2010

    My

    last year of school I was an intern with a local nonprofit and a volunteer with another one.  I found both using an online job search engine.  The internship offered me a job as a public policy assistant, which would have just been a whole lot of researching...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Here's My Problem...

    Right now I am a nanny and it is slowly driving me insane. So I have been looking for special ed teaching jobs. I haven't gotten the job at the last 2 schools that I have interviewed for and so now I am going to get scheduled for an interview for next week sometime for a teaching...
    EllielleWriting EllielleWriting
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2009

    ...........

    So Im thinking....if I had stayed in that school, I'd still be feeling just as crappy as I am now, but I would have some money, and I would be a 10 minute drive away from the Mr...   I have a **** hot CV, no lie. I have worked in some pretty good schools, one...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 28, 2009

    Looking For A Job!!

    i am currently employed, working in the hotel industry, but my boss is like the biggest ******* in the world right now lol, and i have been looking for a new job for a while, and just recently there was a new shop that was announced to be opening in the town centre where i live...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2010

    Would You Say I Am An@l

    I am not technically unemployed yet because I have a severance package but I will be soon. Being the anal person that I am, the first course of action was to create an action register to detail the step by step detail of what actions I must take to find another...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    15 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Related Experiences

    I may not have been a volunteer, a paying member, a top poster, or one of the local 'heroes' or infamous trolls but I can say that I have affected the lives of others and that they...
    FonderAbsence FonderAbsence
    31-35, M
    a week ago
    The REAL Reason EP is Closing Down: Death of an Orphan There are multiple factors that have brought us to the point where EP is closing down. I think the most important factor is...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    4 Responses a week ago
    A Manifesto for Experience Project Successor Websites The new EP we want is not the EP of the last few years when management has been dismantling the website piece by piece and...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    Apr 21
    EP Management's Butchering of the Website Did the Website InWhy is EP ending? If you want to believe the noble-sounding explanations given in the Farewell Message, go ahead. The...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Apr 20
    This will be my last post..I want to thank Experience project for allowing me to write about my life experiences and my stories about my life. I have enjoyed writing my stories...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    Love to hear dirty sex storys
    Bootyo Bootyo
    26-30, M
    Apr 19
    Is anyone here Agender? I'm trying to get some feedback on the DOs and DON'Ts. I have a family member who identifies them self as such and I do not want to offend them.
    goforward19 goforward19
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Before and after (during?) with pictures~ ^-^ Well, since I posted a couple stories in this group, I was hoping to one day post a "success story" in here once I got to goal weight...
    azurerush azurerush
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    1. What is your name? You may call me by "Sydney". 2. How old are you? 13-15. Just to keep myself a little bit mysterious, you know? 3. Are you sure? ... I was a second ago!! D: 4...
    CherryJelly CherryJelly
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    in order.... the girl in kindergarten...i cannot remember your name but i can still see you. im sorry i was so shy i did not tell you how i liked you. as im older i can see you...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 16
    Hey there, I'm new to Ep and before I get started I want to thank you for reading . My name is Lukas DeFranco and for awhile now I've been in a constant cycle of the same boring...
    LukasDeFranco LukasDeFranco
    22-25, M
    Apr 16
    When I was about 4 maybe 5, my mom had been raising me and my sisters, my parents were together my dad was just gone all the time idk why, but one day my cousins stayed the night...
    hungrybish hungrybish
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Well, I have returned. Why ? Because since I heard the news of EP shutting down I knew I have to come here one more time to take a stroll down the memory lane before it's too...
    PhoenixTearz PhoenixTearz
    31-35, M
    Apr 16
    Hey Y'all, I'd say I'm about 70% out. There still a ways to go, but I'm looking forward to it. Check out my coming out story.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nXLFO_t7Ps
    AB9494 AB9494
    22-25, M
    Apr 15
    Once upon a time an affluent farmer approached Buddha with great hope. He prostrated before the sage and sought his blessings. Buddha raised his hand in benediction. "O Venerable...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    Your love is pretty vulgar. Theatrical and tasteless as the moment before we met. Each day you mutter "I Love You". Hollow words without meaning, echoes within a confined heart...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    Shouldn't EP sell the site to the membership as the petitioners ask? I refer to the petitions at https://www.change.org/p/ep-keep-ep-open-don-t-close-ep/u/15957350 and https://www...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 14
    I'm posting this because I want to record my EP journey. Even if I'd left all of my stories intact, it wouldn't really have shown the true picture of what this site was to me, it's...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30
    22-25, M
    Apr 14
    This is not for his eyes. This is for me. My dearest MK, This is my farewell to you. The time that we shared will always be nearest to my heart. There were parts of my soul...
    BernadetteAshley BernadetteAshley
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    i want hear someone say that word for me hopeful i can quickly be taken
    Angel1ne Angel1ne
    13-15, F
    Apr 14
    loved by none hated by all the few friends she had she protected
    Slenderman23 Slenderman23
    13-15, F
    Apr 13
    My boyfriend is going off to bootcamp next summer. He wants me to follow him and I will but I want to do my own plans like go to college .... I hope to hear from other's !
    BringTheBizzle BringTheBizzle
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I found this creepy and at the same time very interesting..... Good people dear as you pass by, On my cold grave do cast an eye As you are now so once was I...
    Donnaen Donnaen
    18-21, F
    Apr 13
    LETTING NO I had realized long ago, that it was over. And as days passed, I vowed to let go. After a month, you were still here. After two, my pain and suffering ruled. With...
    Luke5150 Luke5150
    36-40, M
    Apr 13
    the mysteries of the human heart. we all respond to our world and events differently. some pour out their heart like blood from a severed artery. some quietly smoulder. some...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 13
    Trolls don't make me at all glad EP is ending. I have long heard much discussion of "trolls" as a negative part of the EP experience. I don't know exactly what people have in mind...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Apr 12
    So I see people are trying to post more experiences and let more things off their chest and telling their stories before EP closes. So I decided, hey, I might as well join the...
    jaeger053 jaeger053
    16-17
    Apr 12
    If I was waiting for you and you had me all to yourself... One whole night... Anything is up for grabs!! Be completely honest. I'd love to hear your thoughts! I'm all yours. Leave...
    LovelyIrishgirl LovelyIrishgirl
    18-21, F
    Apr 12
    How did I do it. I wasn't in love with you for first few months but the way you loved me and care for me I fall in love with you. As I start falling in love with you. You was...
    rosecr rosecr
    36-40, F
    Apr 12
    i was in the car with my mom, and my brothers and her were talking about this girl that was walking down tye street. i said, "well im not interested in girls. i dont know why." my...
    SwiftMoonRising SwiftMoonRising
    13-15, M
    Apr 11
    I'm not gay but for some reason I get interested in listening to LGBT members being brave enough to admit that they are gay. I understand it takes alot of guts to do that because...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    Apr 11
    take all the love take ocean of love take higher than the stars i will you a lot of love but in return love me a lot heal my scars that i have on my heart wonder if...
    bimvim bimvim
    18-21, M
    Apr 10
    (I refer this to Christians going through TRIALS or/and TEMPTATIONS, lest a fellow wishes to wrongly counter the write-up)  Dear Christians and whomever this may concern, God...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 10
    I want to start by saying how much I love myself. It's really a god complex at this point, but you have to love yourself to love other people right? I'm 18, and doing well. I got...
    CrikeyM8 CrikeyM8
    18-21, M
    Apr 9
    My boyfriend and I fought for 2 or 3 months because I suspected he was cheating when I noticed he started acting differently. It upset me because we shared a love that was...
    CMC93 CMC93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    I just saw this advertisement on television and it really struck a cord - in a good way. It was an advertisement for a detergent and it raised a question - 'Why is laundry a mother...
    MissingGirl MissingGirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 8
    I have never felt this way before. I know it's what everyone says when they are in love, but I will tell you why I mean it. I have made mistakes, I am only human. I am me, and...
    rana3434 rana3434
    41-45, F
    Apr 8
    The winds of change! They are blowing and continuing! What a wonderous fate befalls me, and oh how eager I am to receive it! Enough of that, but seriously, WOW! I'm super...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 7
    Like many, I came across Experience Project when I needed it most. It was a time in my life when everything had been going wrong and I felt completely alienated from everyone in my...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 7
    SVP makes roughly half a mil. SVP has phone phobia. SVP asks me to make his phone calls. I'm not an assistant or admin. i don't make half a mil. i don't want to do the easiest part...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 7
    Today my sister arrived from Switzerland. We had not seen each other for 2 years. at me was, Coming out with my sister. Yes, I'm gay. At last I am free. This was perfectly. I love...
    Christian16Cartier Christian16Cartier
    16-17, M
    Apr 6
    I'm willing to hear yours if you'd show me the same.
    Ricesha Ricesha
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 5
    Back to searching for a job. My current company has filed bankruptcy and not hiring new people. Its to the point where hardly anyone is here. You could fit everyone on one side of...
    meleternal meleternal
    26-30, F
    Apr 5
    I'm 17 years old and my boyfriend and I have been together for 10 months now. He is in the National Guard and he left for basic training about 2 months ago now. He graduates in...
    militarygirlfriend0612 militarygirlfriend0612
    16-17, F
    Apr 3
    Leah wakes up to her eyes burning from the bright lights on the roof. Sweating and barely awake, she tries to break free her hands from the chair. She hears a voice in the...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
    I've lived a very confused life. I've traveled a lot and I've experienced my fair share. But for some reason I can't come to terms with myself. The thoughts of making better...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 3
    I was playing a board game with my family called "Life" and I got the space that meant you had to get married so I chose to marry a girl and I didn't realize what I did bc I was...
    CharmingAf CharmingAf
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 3
    I got drunk with my best friend on a sleepover, we ended up kissing and the next morning it was like "did we do that?" We tried again to prove we wouldn't like it sober, except we...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
    One of my biggest dreams since my childhood was to travel the world. Perhaps this is why I was so drawn to the military. I liked the idea of going on adventures and knowing...
    JFMX JFMX
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 3
    Join us. Express your feelings so the world knows about EP closing. http://help.experienceproject.com/customer/portal/emails/new http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4139 https://www...
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 3
    Hello everybody, I'm a 16 year old male who came out to my family when I was 13. I was scared at first because I thought they would turn away and ignore me but they all accepted me...
    Sskkeeaannll Sskkeeaannll
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 2
    I have lots of stories to tell and I would love to get stories too WARNING : my stories have lots of taboo and age gap details recommended for : guys and girls who like anything...
    SirPicsAlot SirPicsAlot
    18-21, M
    Mar 31
    I hope you're doing ok out there, I'll probably never get to talk to you again since you don't answer the phone anymore, I hope I get to see you one day again, I miss you bringing...
    Wisdomjay Wisdomjay
    18-21, M
    Mar 31
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