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Old 12-24-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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I just had an epiphany; screw it, I'm just going to try to get my GED again. Getting a GED is the only way to have any sort of pride in this world, and I don't have anymore time to waste on throwing a pity party. If I can't get my GED before I hit rock bottom, then I'm giving up on life, for real. If I'm of no use to society then I won't whine and complain, I'll just leave this Earth, with the knowledge that I gave it my best shot at being useful. Hopefully I'll conquer this. Now my life has purpose again.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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For the jobs you are looking at, be prepared for alot of rejection, lots of dead air (no response after applying), lots of interviews (if you're lucky to even get that far), lots of promises and lots of dead ends. Plenty of people to choose from and ANY little trivial thing gets your application thrown away. They can hire WHOEVER they want and WHENEVER they feel like it because every joe and harry is waiting for a spot.

Dress bad or unfavorable to interview - trash
Bad spelling or writing on paper application - trash
Current employees don't want you taking their spot or manager doesn't like your personality - trash
Can only work certain hours - trash
Too persistant, or not enough persistence - trash
No diploma or GED (depending on how the manager percieves it) - trash

I have a GED myself, and I'm lucky to get as far as I do sometimes (interview). If you think it's easy as just showing up, handing in your application and telling them you can start today you are in for a world of hurt. The only place it's like that is North Dakota. Everywhere else: If you know someone, or your mom is the manager, you are in.

Even if you do get hired, the nightmare doesn't end there. Congrats, you are completely replaceable at any time. One little screw up and you can be replaced the same day.

This is how it works, unless your mom is the manager. If anything, get the GED to remind yourself that you are capable of doing something, and hope someone gives you a chance at some point.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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Just wanted to give an update. Been trying to get my GED for the past month, and I haven't been able to. I also have not been able to find employment. I will be homeless soon. This is the end for me.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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have you thought about going into landscaping or construction? Alot of that work you can learn on the job, and then someday work for yourself. My dad was a contractor of his own company AFTER starting out working for other people when he was in his 20's. The people who do our landscaping run their own business, but worked for other people when they were younger. You can make a very successful and comfortable living without a college degree or GED.
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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have you thought about going into landscaping or construction? Alot of that work you can learn on the job, and then someday work for yourself. My dad was a contractor of his own company AFTER starting out working for other people when he was in his 20's. The people who do our landscaping run their own business, but worked for other people when they were younger. You can make a very successful and comfortable living without a college degree or GED.
No one will hire me for construction/landscaping, or even at McDonald's. I don't have the money or the skills to work on my own.
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