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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sunilmhtbio Sunilmhtbio 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I do actually write as well as waffle :) I like science Fiction because the imagination is your only limit . In fact being imaginative is something I excel at. I like SPACE:1999...
    TheRebelFaction TheRebelFaction 51-55, M Jan 11

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    This sucks my job wants me to do more and more and there's no incentive to do more and I am coming up on my one year and I don't think I will get a raise for everything that I do...
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M Jan 12

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    My mom kinda already knew I was attracted to girls when , in middle school, she got ahold on my facebook inbox and saw me basically pour my heart out to a girl. She said I could do...
    Tk5eva Tk5eva 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I said in my last (also my first) post that I would say in a different posts my experience with coming out. On the whole, it went OK. The first person I came out to was a close...
    BridieNM BridieNM 13-15, F Jan 1

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    After Months of thinking about coming out to the rest of my family and backing down at the last moment - I came out to my youngest brother a while back (see earlier post) . I sent...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Hi girls :) Have you ever been asked to be official by your SO after you met online and he is deployed?
    leslie11x leslie11x 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    This is such a nice thing to hear when someone calls you.
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F a week ago

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    I told my sister first and she was like, "Oh, well that's not surprising at all." And I told my mom afterwards and she told me she loves me no matter what and that if I want to...
    alexisbatmann alexisbatmann 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I came out to my family my freshman year of high school, everyone at school already knew at this point so I figured might as well. So me my mom and sister were in the middle of...
    AngelWings90 AngelWings90 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I would want: Freedom! Freedom at last!
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I want: "He was full of wibbly wobbly timey wimey... stuff."
    KIKO787 KIKO787 26-30, M Jan 10

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    I want a giant obelisk made of red granite with the story of my life on it in egyptian hieroglyphs. screw tombstones !
    psychedeliica psychedeliica 18-21, F Jan 16

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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played...
    Joseph9257jwj6 Joseph9257jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    What do you call Batman when he leaves church early? Christian bail
    jasonoker jasonoker 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    A man walks into a bar where steaks are hanging from the ceiling. As the man orders his drink the bartender hands him a stone and says if he hits the steaks he can get all his...
    Madscheers512 Madscheers512 13-15 1 Response Jan 5

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    Where do kids who have ADD and or ADHD go for the summer? A concentration camp...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 6

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    Hello :) I joined this website after reading a lot of posts on internet. I thought you could help me out :) I met my soldier online a few days ago. We talked for 20 hours no-stop...
    leslie11x leslie11x 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    My Top 3 Most Painful Experiences 1. Putting hot glue on my thumb nail. (Young and stupid) 2. Spilling boiling water on myself. (Today; 1st degree burn..) 3. The random Ice Pick...
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Most painful life experience... Not being able to be with the one you love, having to wait for so long to finally be with that person..! I just hope the wait is worth it!
    Unbroken831 Unbroken831 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I was raped in September 2013. That night instead of seeking help I went home and pretended nothing happened. A day later I broke down. The attack has left me in fear but it also...
    edkelly2k edkelly2k 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I witnessed my friend shoot himself in the head while he was drunk.
    infinitegodmode infinitegodmode 18-21, M Jan 13

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    One time I did a thing to my neck that resulted in me not being able to move it for 3 weeks without extreme pain and once I ripped a tendon in my finger and ****** it up enough...
    FuckingFlamingo FuckingFlamingo 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Youd have to ask a psychiatrist . Pain is pain .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    I think the hardest experience of my life so far was when my mother died. It's been just over four years. The first year I cried everyday... Then slowly it was every other day then...
    Borabudur Borabudur 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    at my birth i was premature. i was 2 months before the actual date. i died for a few minutes but woke up. I am very blessed to be alive and i do have autism but at least i live.
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T Jan 14

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    I was raped by my friend... It was past.. My boyfriend accepted me. I love him alot for everything (love and support) he has given me.
    Tressaratheesh Tressaratheesh 22-25 Jan 14

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    I was raped by my boyfriend and he thought he did nothing wrong it happened for a year when I was 14 now I'm 17 and still have nightmares to this day... Any suggestions on how to...
    Devonbaby Devonbaby 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    what goes up and never comes down? ... .... ... .... age!
    godofgreekgods10 godofgreekgods10 22-25, M Jan 22

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    I was outed by my first therapist :/
    borderlinecassandra borderlinecassandra 16-17, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you have something you feel terrible about. Something you've done that is destroying you. Tell me. I have already forgiven you and I will convince you you are good.x
    RoseC67 RoseC67 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    "You know that place between sleep & awake, ' the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I will always love you, that's where I'll be waiting." Tinkerbell to...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    Smitty WerbenYagerManJensen "He was #1"
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Anthonick826k7ka4 Anthonick826k7ka4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Landing on a job frequently takes much lengthier than job hunters anticipate, more especially abroad, in Jakarta, Indonesia for instance. The initial reason why landing on a...
    williampalacios williampalacios 22-25, M Jan 9

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    There are lots of eligible and potential candidates out there. But most of the times one fail to shape his potential due to the lack of opportunities. This happens because of small...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 21

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