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Old 12-22-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Man, I'm not cut out for this society. Probably easier to go live in the woods.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Man, I'm not cut out for this society. Probably easier to go live in the woods.
You're being dramatic. It's winter. Scrape together a few bucks to buy a good snow shovel, ice scraper, etc. You can walk around your neighborhood on snowy days offering your services as a snow shoveler.

It will be spring planting season soon. Contact some of the larger landscaping businesses in your area. They will need folks to do physical, outdoor work. Better yet, find some money or borrow your family's lawn mower and start your own lawn mowing service. Walk around and put flyers on people's door or in mailboxes. In your free time, get books from the library on planting and growing plants and you can add that to your lawn moving service to have a full service landscaping business.

Go down to Home Depot or Lowes early in the morning when the contractors are out and looking for day laborers. if you see a guy in a truck, approach him and ask for work or ask if he knows where to find work.

Look for small mom and pop stores and restaurants. See if they need someone to sweep up, wash dishes, take out the trash, delivery stuff, etc. Are there any farms in your area? Do a google search. I've seen many TV news stories where American farmers can't find regular people to work their land. One farmer went to the Unemployment office and told the unemployed people sitting in the office that he had about 75 jobs. All they needed to do was to show up the next day. He gave out the address. No one showed up.

If you flat out refuse to get education, you'll have to get creative and aggressive to earn money.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: SC
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I'm twenty years old and I'm trying to get my first job. I'm applying for general labor and custodial work (minimum wage). Since I don't have a High School Diploma, and I know I can never get a G.E.D, I'm planning to work two minimum wage jobs for eighty hours a week for about five years until I can afford a house. Here's my resume; would you hire me if you read this? What can I change to make it better?



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(My Name)
(My Address)
(My City)
(My Cell Number)
(My Email)

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Objective
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to consider hiring me. I'm a reliable, disciplined worker and I assure you that I'll give 110% if you hire me. I have a fantastic work ethic, and I work well with people. I'll get you results, and cause no problems. Thank you again.
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Skills
Yard Work, Construction, Painting
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Education
(The High School I attended)
None
There are still jobs (pretty much all hard manual labor) that don't require a high school diploma/GED.

You could even go into business for yourself doing odd jobs for other people and/or start a lawn care business, car washing business, etc. You could easily make good money doing this. Most don't even claim all their earnings to the IRS...

If you're in a state with lax laws concerning homeschooling (like the one I live in with basically zero regulations) you could try printing yourself out a high school diploma on the computer (easy peasy) and claim you were homeschooled. Seriously. Homeschoolers by law are not allowed to be discriminated against in hiring, and very few employers ask for the actual transcripts (which can also be manufactured via computer, actually).

You'll be okay.

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Old 12-22-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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You might also try applying for disability benefits.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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You're being dramatic. It's winter. Scrape together a few bucks to buy a good snow shovel, ice scraper, etc. You can walk around your neighborhood on snowy days offering your services as a snow shoveler.

It will be spring planting season soon. Contact some of the larger landscaping businesses in your area. They will need folks to do physical, outdoor work. Better yet, find some money or borrow your family's lawn mower and start your own lawn mowing service. Walk around and put flyers on people's door or in mailboxes. In your free time, get books from the library on planting and growing plants and you can add that to your lawn moving service to have a full service landscaping business.

Go down to Home Depot or Lowes early in the morning when the contractors are out and looking for day laborers. if you see a guy in a truck, approach him and ask for work or ask if he knows where to find work.

Look for small mom and pop stores and restaurants. See if they need someone to sweep up, wash dishes, take out the trash, delivery stuff, etc. Are there any farms in your area? Do a google search. I've seen many TV news stories where American farmers can't find regular people to work their land. One farmer went to the Unemployment office and told the unemployed people sitting in the office that he had about 75 jobs. All they needed to do was to show up the next day. He gave out the address. No one showed up.

If you flat out refuse to get education, you'll have to get creative and aggressive to earn money.
Well, I live in Fayetteville NC. It almost never snows here. The other suggestions are good though.

I tried to get education for the majority of my life. It never works, only causes me pain ( I dropped out due to domestic abuse and bullying, never got decent grades). I detest public education.

Problem is that I have no education, and I'm also not creative or aggressive. I'm a socially awkward loser (I lied about that on the resume).

Since I don't value my life very much, I tried to join the military, but even they don't want me. I can't work a minimum wage job, I can't be a tool of war, and I can't be an innovative independent. Society has no use for me. If they don't want me (for good reason), then there's nothing I can do but relieve them of the burden.

I apologize, I didn't intend for this to turn into me whining about my uselessness.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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You might also try applying for disability benefits.
If I did that, and it worked, I would feel horrible. I think I'd rather have nothing than take something for nothing and contribute nothing.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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If I did that, and it worked, I would feel horrible. I think I'd rather have nothing than take something for nothing and contribute nothing.
You can accept disability benefits (which should have no shame attached as long as you meet the qualifications -- which remains to be seen) while working ("contributing", in your words).

I, as well as others, gave you several good work-arounds/advice. At this point, I wonder if you just want pity instead of advice...
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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You can accept disability benefits (which should have no shame attached as long as you meet the qualifications -- which remains to be seen) while working ("contributing", in your words).

I, as well as others, gave you several good work-arounds/advice. At this point, I wonder if you just want pity instead of advice...
You all gave me good advice. I appreciate it. And yes, I do enjoy pity. It feels good.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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I tried to get a GED for two years, just managed to pass everything except math, but they just erased all of my work and made the GED harder, so my morale for trying to get one is gone. Plus I have a learning disorder. I'm just trying to find a job without one.
I just passed the GED test. After Jan. 1st it's going to be called the HiSet, which is considered a high school equivalency diploma. According to my instructor, the HiSet test is basically the same as the GED test, except that math is somewhat more difficult. OP, do you have an adult education center near you? It's well worth it to take preparation classes for the HiSet/GED. Even if you took prep classes before, it would be worth it to re-take them. I had a hard time with math too, and took several prep classes just for math. I ended up with an 83 in math, which I was very happy with. Good luck!

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