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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 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 19, 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 41-45, M Jul 11, 2010

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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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    ...........

    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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    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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    After 3 Different Job Interviews I Landed One!

     The bad thing was, I was qualified for them all and knew the people that interviewed me and they didn't select me.  Their loss!  But, I'd worked for them before and looked forward to being back among old friends.  But, I finally got one and so it must be the...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2009

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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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    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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    this was when I met my now boyfriend. it was just this year.. I mean I knew him before through a friend but I didnt really know him know him ya know? and I always thought he was...
    Brooketaylor Brooketaylor 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I have a story posted on Wattpad that I've given a lot of time+thought and I feel like it has loads of potential! It's basically a twisted love story. It's a tad bit smutty, and I...
    EscapeMee EscapeMee 13-15, F Jul 16

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    I don't know if it's just me, but I've always felt my nose is a bit to big and too defined for my face, especially the tip and dorsal hump. Feedback on your thoughts? Thanks And...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    My job is physically very tasking. I'm exhausted at the end of the day from heavy lifting. But I'm trying to finish up school and support my wife who has health problems. I'm not...
    madbaker7 madbaker7 31-35 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am getting sick of where I work and what to move to another job somewhere else.
    leedon2 leedon2 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I thought my second year in a new high school would be horrible but it turned out to be the exact opposite. This is 1000% true about what I'm about to tell all of you so keep in...
    7lee7 7lee7 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm thinking of a story that has your standard king-queen-princess. The king is assassinated when the girl is relatively young and she spend the rest of her childhood training and...
    Iquacy Iquacy 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    My nose has no bumps or anything it just sticks out more than most people's. I noticed it when a friend in 6th grade told me some mean boy said my nose was big. Kids can be so rude...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I was married for 19 years to a verbally and emotionally abusive man. Over those years when I wanted to leave he would tell me I'd never see my kids again, and he'd make them hate...
    bblaughsalot bblaughsalot 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Who wants to tell me a story?? Add detail. Keep it interesting!!
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Been to a couple psychologist/counselors. I guess I was always looking for a medical diagnosis. There's so much stuff that goes on in my head that I don't know how to explain, it'd...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My name is Irish_Munchkin00. I need some feedback pleasssse!!
    WallsofWillows WallsofWillows 13-15, F Jul 3

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    It was New Years Eve, I was talking to my crush & I decided I'd finally tell my Mum. She wasn't phased at all. She guessed as much that I liked girls over boys. She often joked...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Hi I'm jack and I'm 13 years old. So where do I start. I'm primary school I liked girls a lot. I even had a crush on one. When I got to about 10 I had a girlfriend but liked guys...
    JackJoe1231 JackJoe1231 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Sweet 16th on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. I was talking to this one girl, and it was getting pretty serious. She planned my whole 16th with my parents 10k budget. Well, it was a...
    Tlythatswsup Tlythatswsup 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I would love to share a few of my experiences with you, where do I start?
    RachelExperience RachelExperience 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "51 Days!!" : )A bartender is sitting behind the bar on a typical day when the door bursts open and in come four exuberant blondes. They come up to the bar, order five bottles of...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Found these useful tips, hope they can help you too :) The scene: Sunday night, tossing and turning in bed, you can't sleep, you stare at the clock dreading the start of the work...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Simplify your Apartments Search with Outstanding Mosaic Apartments Dandenong :Relocating, apartment search is a notorious time consuming, Fortunately there are ways to optimize...
    Digitalminds Digitalminds 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm rejected nearly everyday. I feel so worthless. :( I'm starting to give up on my job search. I sometimes get this slight hope that you know maybe if I apply I'll get the job...
    tbhjustno tbhjustno 16-17, F Jul 11

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Today I worked up feeling blue. My heart is heavy. I just feel the weight is on my shoulders. It's not about no guy. Every time a woman writes about feeling sad, people...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I hate watching House Hunters and seeing the huge houses in Georgia, Texas, Florida etc that I can easily afford because the prices are reasonable. Living in NJ I can afford a...
    njgina njgina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    You are lonely because you want to be. You are sad because you don't want to happy. You are in a bad marriage because you allowed it. It's a decision we make everyday that gives...
    angie0222 angie0222 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well, actually this is the main reason I came to this website... I have a lot in my mind, a lot going on in my life right now, and most of it are things I wouldn't want to be...
    Yasahiro Yasahiro 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    The world is getting cold and it's only getting colder but I don't think it will ever get as ice cold as the hearts of many of our own.Greed,Fear,Money,Religion,etc. these are some...
    PeaceAtSoul PeaceAtSoul 16-17, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M Jul 2

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    THE STORY OF A BLIND GIRL :There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She...
    MissBraveHeart MissBraveHeart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    On Hope....A four-letter word. Hope is the best thing and is the worse thing. Don't hope and wait; do and live! Be honest. Admit you hope because you don't have to change anything...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Well I would like to keep it short but the story is long. My sons girlfriend "Was" on drugs & no longer is! I am the grandmother I have never had to deal with cps,these people are...
    loveourkids loveourkids 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Recently got into old country music back from our grandparents' times. It's refreshing to hear the lyrics as stories once again.
    Nmeshy Nmeshy 18-21, M Jul 19

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    I always love to meet new people and hear about their life stories. Don't be afraid to message me. I garuntee I'll answer.
    vixonexperience666 vixonexperience666 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Well then if you want to help someone who wont let you in then Let Go! Be there if they ask or need you or just listen. Sometimes people have their reasons n just want to be alone...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I can still hear your name on my lips..oh how I wish I could tell u how I'm feeling.. I wanna use these lips to tell how much I miss you.. How much I wanna hold you.. I can feel...
    cocoastrawberry cocoastrawberry 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    When you hate your job but you need the money. That's the worst but I know I'm noy the only one right...
    brnino brnino 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    We're committed to making EP better and that means having more support team members to help answer your questions, hear your ideas and make sure you're getting the most out of EP...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 236 Responses Jul 10

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    Hearing your voice. Craving your touch. Wanting to meet, now.
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm glad you starred my tweet. I know you don't always have time or privacy - but I miss having real conversations with you. I'll take the star - but I want to hear your voice...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F Jul 20

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    So this girl...I've liked many females, but she was different. I always told every girl how I felt if I liked them, but this one? Nah...I waited because I didn't want to lose her...
    AtJonesin AtJonesin 18-21, M Jul 11

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    Well... as it stood, I am nineteen and in college. Well, colleges and teens equal to many challenges especially when you are away from home. Okay, at first, I cannot make any...
    thelonercollegestudent thelonercollegestudent 18-21, F Jul 19