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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just wanna hear yours some could be funny some could be painful. I don't really wanna come out just want it to be something like out of nowhere not sitting down and all awkward not...
    FerrarixD FerrarixD 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    I love to hear stories. Stories of all kinds. Yet only the nonfictional stories grab my attention.
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So i have this episodes of sleeping paralysis(sp), it started when i was 8 and as time goes by the attack is getting more disturbing and weirder, like just a month ago i found my...
    anonymous363 anonymous363 18-21 3 days ago

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    incubator for 2 months when born, dad had brain aneurysm when i was 9--disabled, I had open heart surgery when i was 15, house burned down when i was 20--lost everything--lived...
    slammalamma slammalamma 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I write on wattpad all the time and I get quite a few views on my stories but I have never really had any feedback and I would love some. I have written fan fics and some random...
    QueenOfAwkwardness QueenOfAwkwardness 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    The Vietnam War broke out. Followed the heart, the young husband joined the military and sacrificed his life leaving behind his wife and kids. Life postwar was very hard, often...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    96 Tears by ? And the Mysterians. Too many teardrops For one heart to be crying Too many teardrops For one heart to carry on Youre gonna cry ninety-six tears Youre gonna cry...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M Apr 13

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    My coming out story was around 2012, I didn't tell everybody like if it wasn't anyone's business but if anyone were to ask I'd say yes I'm bisexual, but I ended up coming out...
    PleasureOverMatter PleasureOverMatter 22-25, M Apr 4

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    So the sentimental boy applied a job as a farm hen at sentimental circus.But what he really wanted was to be a clown.Everyday after the circus curtain were drawn down ,he would...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F Apr 17

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    It wasn't voluntary by any means. I was hanging out with a "friend" in 7th grade; for the purposes of this story, let's call her Jane. She was the only person who would talk to me...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Here's how I've been feeling. On being a new girlfriend to a marine. Hearing girls making it work gives me hope that I'm not a hopeless romantic.
    embastian embastian 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    What was your experience when your significant other went to MCT & MOS? Also which base were they?
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I just had one of the best nights of my life yet on my way home I couldn't help but wishing that he was there with me. My heart aches, it's his first weekend away at MCT and I'm...
    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F a week ago

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    So I am in a sense bi. although I do prefer dating men because my past relationships with the same sex- females- tend to get a bit complicated because they want to be with ex's or...
    easterbaby88 easterbaby88 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I can't remember how old I was exactly, but I remember telling my mom her bed that I think I liked girls and she was totally fine with it, as well as my family, I cannot speak for...
    lostndelirious lostndelirious 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Feel free to message me to tell me your story and I wouldn't mind telling you mine also
    SweetButPainfulRose SweetButPainfulRose 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Sexuality: Demi-Skoliosexual Romantic OR: Cupioromantic Gender: Demigirl and Genderqueer. I had to come out as the following, so I went about it as coming out all at once. I'm not...
    camaridoubledari camaridoubledari 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    One stormy night many years ago, an elderly man and his wife entered the lobby of a small hotel in Philadelphia, USA. Trying to get out of the rain, the couple approached the front...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I feel awkward when a friend asks me to give feedback on their story and it isn't very good. Anyone else?
    azuraswisdom azuraswisdom 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    My story's not very exciting. About three and a half years ago, I went into the living room where my parents were and I said, "I'm dating someone, and it's not a girl." I remember...
    CasvalEarth CasvalEarth 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 26

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    Ironic Joke. Agreed very much.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 10

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    anyone else have to cope with having a emotionally distant SO while they are deployed? it has caused us to argue and we are halfway done with deployment! words of encouragement...
    futuremrslaker1 futuremrslaker1 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I kinda need help coming out
    RylandGay RylandGay 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 18

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    It's a new day after all Sun rises, calm wind and cold air Still thinking my mistakes Even though I slept already Things haven't change I am still nervous of what will happen In...
    Manofsorrow32 Manofsorrow32 18-21, M a week ago

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    Seriously, share with me and I'll share with you. I could use some conversation.
    endlessenvirons endlessenvirons 36-40, M a week ago

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    Doing nothing. Anybody up to chat?
    bgirl24 bgirl24 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Im so very very ugly, even though im a nerdy guy. People seems so judgemental around me.
    gabriellogabby gabriellogabby 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My daughter died when she was 12 weeks in the womb. She was technically a miscarriage but I was being harassed and there was no medical reason for her death. Doctor ruled it stress...
    brandyJ73 brandyJ73 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    so i met this guy online and I know most of you would already say "dating online is never going to work out ", but here's the deal. we met a few years back like 3 years ago we...
    NotHisGirl NotHisGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is a work in progress, I will answer them all in time ! You can request questions to be added. 1. Who is your hero? I dont have any "known" people that are my hero, but...
    cesgensla cesgensla 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My nights and days were filled with you. I could hear your whispers. My skin tingled aching for your touch. We planned our life out intricately deciding that as soon as we met we...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My nights and days were filled with you. I could hear your whispers. My skin tingled aching for your touch. We planned our life out intricately deciding that as soon as we met we...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Place your hand over your heart. Do you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up. The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 6 days ago

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    Alright, who doesn’t want comments? I write these stories because I want people to read them. But I also want to hear from the people who read them. Doesn’t everyone want that...
    FruitSlice FruitSlice 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Hello fellow Ep Members I thought I would share experiences and a personal story about jobs and Bosses at work.How many of you have had a job that you truly hate? I have had many...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 Apr 10