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    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 16 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ...........

    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

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    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

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    Online applications are a waste of time

    if you don't know anyone in the company your applying for. I was out of work for a whole year in a half until I met someone that worked where I was trying to get in at. He basically had the right people review my "online app". I personally prefer paper applications, that way I...
    GuapoKidd GuapoKidd 26-30, M Nov 19, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    I want so badly to write stories again, but the ones I want to write are very personal and I don't want my fiance to see. I've never really let too many people see my stories I've...
    KimmyWhite920 KimmyWhite920 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure if I'll ever come out to anybody. I'm scared of how my family will react, and I don't have anybody I really trust to tell.
    Crispycereal Crispycereal 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    But I'm tough and blunt in my responses. I will sound sarcastic. I will hold you to a certain standard and then push you uncomfortably further. But I have good intentions. This was...
    Hanna8393 Hanna8393 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate my job so much that while I'm working, I think about what the most sensible way to kill myself would be. I am very grateful that I HAVE a job, in a city with very few jobs...
    PsychoticFlower PsychoticFlower 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I never really came out to anyone. I just followed my feelings and desires. Then none time last summer I was camping with my foster parents, soon to be adoptive parents. One...
    sunsnowlover sunsnowlover 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I feel like I'm going to have a breakdown. Looks like I'll be spending this Valentine's Day/ weekend alone
    ErinChanel ErinChanel 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:45am 2. How do you like your steak? Medium well 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Revenant 4. What is your favorite TV...
    Sunnykel76 Sunnykel76 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Chatted with a guy on here We thiught we both had things in common No named mentio He e mailed me Saying he cant put up with anxiety First he said he could Its hard to trust Im A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I think the military is finally starting to drive me crazy. I was so excited to spend valentines weekend with him bought my plane ticket and everything. Now he's saying that they...
    ErinChanel ErinChanel 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I realise no one ever talked about this You know when you watch action movies in cinemas. Hahahaha, after the movie you'll start to feel like the action hero or something. Right...
    brendanrwee brendanrwee 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm out with my friends, but not with my family. I think my sister knows but won't ask until I say something. I don't want to tell my family cause they're Christian and I'm scared...
    mooshu13 mooshu13 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My twin and I came out to each other but we had known for ages we were gay.
    BrunoAndSammy BrunoAndSammy 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I dated this guy I liked for about 3 weeks. We knew of each other just not in the way we have wished, meaning not relationship wise. He asked me out February 1st and we broke up...
    Prettyinpink33 Prettyinpink33 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Here's my story: Im eighteen years old nearly Nineteen and have realised how much I need a mother and father figure in my life. I have grown up living with both parents and from an...
    WesHester WesHester 18-21, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    You see that girl? She looks happy, right? Telling jokes, smiling, having a great time and...Dying inside. She's hurt and tired. Tired of all the drama in her life, tired of not...
    xthefeelingsmutualx xthefeelingsmutualx 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    Tell me your coming out story. I'm depressed of hiding in closet
    Talkingbuddy Talkingbuddy 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    This is a typical night on my job, what we roll up on!!! Is your job like this????
    JennyTom JennyTom 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    Me. I am me myself and I. I have made myself a wall. An unbreakable wall. A wall so high and so strong it can only be broken by guided hands. My wall protects me. It protects me...
    FragileButterfly565 FragileButterfly565 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    My boyfriend leaves for basic training tomorrow to stay the night at a hotel. Tuesday he leaves for Texas. I never knew I could miss someone so much before and he hasn't even left...
    littlelynne littlelynne 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    But if you come at me wanting to talk sexual The very first sentence you type out to me forget it
    mjustme mjustme 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    this only you do...filling a single moment with so many emotions! in this life there have been so many moments when i would have felt the cord of my heart tightening because i was...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Reason, Season, or Lifetime People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F Jan 30

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    my current "girlfriend" and I were best friends growing up and we somewhat came out at the same time. my parents were perfectly fine with is as my older sister is as well and they...
    justtttt justtttt 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Hopefully everyone has a great weekend!
    whatdidido3085 whatdidido3085 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Tell me a story about anything and I will listen because I'm cool like that
    PreTeenSally PreTeenSally 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I am willing to hear your story. I'm here if you would like to share it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm embracing the challenge to post the first story in groups that have no stories. So here goes the first story "I would like to hear your ideas for a new reality show" My...
    Azuriela Azuriela 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Im interested in what you all have to offer. I have many of my own, but not many are set in stone. Always looking for a fresh outlook
    RagnarLothbrok RagnarLothbrok 31-35 Jan 28

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    So recap on the earlier situation. I'm not best at second chances but I took the time I needed and perhaps I overreacted on the situation. I think I hurt his feelings because he...
    Prettyinpink33 Prettyinpink33 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    What I don't want to hear is you complaining about your life while I am holding my ****. Someone literally just came in the bathroom, took his **** out and started talking about...
    anonyme23 anonyme23 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm 29 and never attracted anyone who I find attractive, who is normal and wanted a relationship with me. Is this common?
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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