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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...........

    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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    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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    I have went from 203 to 165 !! So very excited and feel soooo much better and secure with myself. My normal weight used to be 135 to 145. 20 more to go
    virginiafan virginiafan 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I love hearing about Coming Out stories. Ladies share them please.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I need your opinion about the story I'm writing.. It's "Letters to Danielle." My name there is Elijahcollin. I hope you'll read it. Pleaseee I need feedbacks if I should stop...
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I was simply sitting there, staring off into the distance, listening to the sounds of yesterday, today, and tomorrow wafting along the somber winds of a soul chilling breeze, when...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's sorta funny. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago I might have said I want any job, I don't care what it is. Today, a few weeks closer to graduation and beginning my...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I knew I like the ladies at an early age. I hid it for 32 years. Through my catholic grade school years, public high school, and even through my college years. I wasn't questioned...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Change of Plans ... I will be here once in a great while and decided to stick around for the duration. But, I will be logging in 2-3 times every other day to check for messages...
    StarSphere StarSphere 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Not a very interesting coming out story, but here it is. So a few weeks after me and my girlfriend got together I felt the need to spill it to someone. I decided to tell one of my...
    kels789 kels789 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I told my parents I was gay when I was 16. I grew up in a very Mormon household so it didn't go over well. My mom told me she couldn't deal with me going to hell, and my dad...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 21

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    My coming out story is pretty normal nothing too drastic but not all rainbows and ponies. The first person I told out of my family was my older sister. The reason I told her...
    handwrittenlovenotes handwrittenlovenotes 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Hmmmm, Where Do I Start? Well, this was when I was much younger. I've burnt a pot of potatos boiling on the stove. I was so scared I would get a beating, I threw out the pan...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    I've resulted in so many "disastrous food accidents" before I can barely even remember them all, but one I'd never forget has to be that one time I was the reason for a microwave...
    anonymouslyherenow anonymouslyherenow 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Esther Williams See my photo album of the prettiest swim and movie star in Hollywood history. I adore in Dangerous When Wet, Million Dollar Mermaid, Skirts Ahoy, and numerous...
    StarSphere StarSphere 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Thinking of Leaving EP for Good Because of all the changes that occurred in the past month and everything else has not improved at all. I was planning on giving them $25 a month...
    StarSphere StarSphere 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ah coming out story ... Such fun :) I was 14 when my parents found out. A month later I arrived home to an empty house with a note: "We have moved." Haven't seen them since...
    Inpuov Inpuov 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I was texting with my dad and I mentioned that I was invited to be in an LGBTQ fashion show. He said "are you LGBTQ?" And I said "more or less." And he said "which one?" To which I...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It's About Time It's about time to start calling in whatever favors I have left. I've made four such phone calls today. Today has been the day where I've had to sit down and ask...
    DoctorBastardo DoctorBastardo 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Dream: Tell me when you need to stop Tell me when you had enough Rip out my heart and let it drop So then my body can get stuck Leave me on the open road Run away so I can let...
    ILuvMusic229 ILuvMusic229 13-15, F Apr 7

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    by: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) The following story is reprinted from Fables. Robert Louis Stevenson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. So soon as the child began...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M Mar 21

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    Hard work hasn't gotten me anywhere..!! I've worked, ...HARD, for 20+ years; my job will be eliminated in just a few months when the program I work for closes (thru no fault of...
    jamie1977jamie jamie1977jamie 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    So i wanted to post a question which goes something like "what/how do you know which job would make you happy? Or how did you know its what you wanted?" but unfortunately theres a...
    lr625 lr625 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I work as a hostess at a restaurant called Copper River Grill and today was the last straw ! Too much to type but long story short , I decided that enough was enough and right...
    beautenaturelle beautenaturelle 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My best friend. She goes Diana u are gifted in language arts. I go gifted? I hate that class. She goes but when u write your essays and stories. You have a gift in it. U get good...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Are you very upset on your back pain? As more and more body problems,such as back pain,joint pain and so on I think everyone always wants to have a healthy body. So we should do to...
    mbtshoes2011 mbtshoes2011 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I still remember the first day I heard your voice. And I still remember the first instant I met you, like it was yesterday. How instantly you possessed every particle of my mind...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    $25: Do you like your job? 😶: Not really $25: So study hard. Then one day you'll sit here, not there. Thank you for saying that. I feel motivated.
    uwillknowme uwillknowme 22-25, F Apr 9

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    "You Look So Fine" by GarbageEvery day that I have no contact with my crush, I'm going to upload a song. :-)You look so fineI want to break your heartAnd give you mineYou're...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have no ******* clue about what profession I should choose to go with in life Education doesn't mean **** anymore If you have any connections with anyone you're bound to get...
    YungPocahontas YungPocahontas 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    tell me anything. everything. message me. comment below. I don't care... I just want to know you. this world is so full of amazing and unique people, id love to know as many as I...
    SilverReece SilverReece 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I wanna hear your dominant voice as you blindfold me and tie me up. I wanna go under your full control and have no freedom of my own body. I want you to use me for your pleasure...
    slutbunny126 slutbunny126 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    When in my heart your love signed I felt the eagerness and restlessness of a poetic soul. The cherished feeling inspired creativity and now here I celebrate your essence through it...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Apr 1

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    When I close my eyes I can hear your heart
    lonelypainful lonelypainful 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes you just need to hear your pretty ya know? I think everyone needs that every now and then. :)
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 31

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    It's been two weeks since I've heard your voice. It's been longer since I've seen you. You would think I would be used to it but the truth is it gets harder everyday. Who tells...
    RBH101 RBH101 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    • : A POOR’S AMBITION . Sitting here, watching the world swirl by in their ready-to-hit-the-runway clothing and swiftly-running cars, was a girl...
    ExperiencesAndNotMistakes ExperiencesAndNotMistakes 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I finally crawled into bed last night, late. With visions of you still in my head. Anticipation pounding in my heart. All my senses filled with your existence. As I escaped into...
    DrPassion DrPassion 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    And with such vindication, the warrior fell. Into the heavens his bright blue eyes shown. With hand raised upon the sky, he uttered his final words "In metu et in fide, in amor et...
    IridescentSkies IridescentSkies 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Distress call part 2 Zane and Cynthia where still running though the caves tunnels. It felt like they weren't making much progress. But the two soon found their selfs at a dead...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    OK...here we go... Five things about me? Hmmmm...my goal here is to reveal 5 things Ive never told any of you or at least never expounded on..lol 1. In one of my stories I...
    djtiger djtiger 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 23

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    The Search "This was written during the time I felt the urgency of my search. I've had a lot of disappointments along the way but one thing rang inside my head that day. It was...
    elyzadusk elyzadusk 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Every day that I have no contact with my crush, I'm going to upload a song. :-)"Love Is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar(We are young)(We are young)We are young(Heartache to...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Timer One minute, 37 seconds.
My legs are shaking. Holy cow, there is no way I can do this. None.
One minute, 29 secods.
I glance around at the faces surrounding the room. Of...
    idontreallyknowanything idontreallyknowanything 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    A VERY SPECIAL MEAL by Mirabai Chrin: Once there was a very poor and devoted woman who always prayed to the Glory of God, asking very little, if anything for herself. But one...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30

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