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Old 07-19-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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How about Chef School? You can be creative and earn good money, even work on a cruise ship and travel.
The typical culinary school graduate does not make good money.
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:48 PM
 
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The typical culinary school graduate does not make good money.
They may not to start out with - but at least some money is more than the OP is bringing in
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:19 PM
 
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They may not to start out with - but at least some money is more than the OP is bringing in
As well as the stress of overtime, crappy hours, and weekend and holiday work. The OP couldn't handle it -- she would find a reason to quit within a month.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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I seriously think people like you come on and troll this site, because I don't think most people could survive in the real world with some of the attitudes like this displayed on this forum. How did you choose to sink:
Excuse #1; "My resume has a two year gap on it after finishing college." So what? I have seen and worked with people with much larger gaps who are very successful.

"not holding a job longer than three months." - Whose fault is this?

"I just don't think I'm fit for any of the low skill jobs I can qualify for".: what does that even mean? Are you entitled to something high skill, what have you proven that you can do?

Excuse #2 #3 & #4: "I'm too slow for restaurant work, too introverted (and passive aggressive) for service, and I'm not strong or good at manual labor"

Choosing to sink:
"I keep saying "I can't," over and over again,"
"I find myself pathetic"
"All this said, I'm I just not meant to work?"

I could keep going on, but I think we get the point.
I don't think this person is a troll... fact is, not everyone can make it.

The OP realizes this.

It is sad, but necessary. As a society we need people like this to bounce around from job to job doing menial tasks.

Somebody Trump and Hillary can point to and say "I'm fighting for this person!"

I'm not sure why everyone seems to think everyone should (or would be happy with) working a full-time job and making over 100k a year.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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I don't think this person is a troll... fact is, not everyone can make it.

The OP realizes this.

It is sad, but necessary. As a society we need people like this to bounce around from job to job doing menial tasks.

Somebody Trump and Hillary can point to and say "I'm fighting for this person!"

I'm not sure why everyone seems to think everyone should (or would be happy with) working a full-time job and making over 100k a year.
Maybe when Hillary is elected she can improve government assistance for bottom feeders like me.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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Maybe when Hillary is elected she can improve government assistance for bottom feeders like me.
Depends... her husband cut gov't assistance for people like you... Bush increased it. Obama increased it again...

I'm guessing Hillary will give you $15 an hour working at Trump Resort... but other costs will increase. You will eat bad food and be vulnerable to other diseases due to your living conditions.

You will get substandard healthcare... the docs will tell you how bad you are... then you will suddenly turn ill.

The docs will empty out your organs for transplants to those with money. They will dump your empty carcass into an unmarked grave.

Welcome to your future.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:48 PM
 
Location: LA, CA/ In This Time and Place
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Just make sure you don't enroll in a scam, for profit school.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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My resume has a two year gap on it after finishing college. I have mainly worked short term and short lived odd jobs since then, not holding a job longer than three months.

I just don't think I'm fit for any of the low skill jobs I can qualify for. I'm too slow for restaurant work, too introverted (and passive aggressive) for service, and I'm not strong or good at manual labor. I actually scored .5/10 on a physical strength test, when I went to an employment aptitude test in Chicago. The coarse personalities you have to deal with it in these jobs are also often too much for me to take. I've always tried my best in these capacities but it always ends up in failure, or I just quit because I can't stand it any longer.

I keep saying "I can't," over and over again, and maybe that's what's screwing me. But I've experienced all these fields in some way. I've been willing to try almost anything in the past two years. However, I have continued to avoid telemarketing jobs, insurance sales, door to door sales, all the pyramid schemes, and a lot of the labor gigs and blue collar work.

I find myself pathetic. I have above average intelligence and outstanding creative abilities. I'm a really good musician and made around $100 busking for an hour or two at various locations and times around town. However, I am very paycheck centric. Because all my friends have normal jobs, I feel like a loser for not making anything of myself as far as employment is concerned. One of my roommates, who was cast in a (very) minor roll in a big budget blockbuster starring Tom Cruise, and gets paid stand up comedy gigs, is able to hold down a job waiting tables at a 5 star Hotel in Beverly Hills. This makes me feel even more ineffectual.

I look at my dad, who dropped out of high school, manage to successfully pursue a career as a radio DJ in Northern and Southern California in the 1970s and early 1980s, before pursuing a career in corporate America in the Midwest and making a nice salary, which for the first 22 of my years, allowed me to do whatever I wanted to. He even opened his own (ultimately failed) deli in Santa Maria before he was my age!

All this said, I'm I just not meant to work? Am I meant to live with my family forever in rural Illinois while everyone else is able to find happiness and success?
Do you remember the story when you were a child "THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD"? ( "I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!"...and so he did!?!)..Well your story is "THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULDN'T!"
(I think I can't! I think I can't! I think I can't! ...So he didn't).

What I am trying to say is that you have to have determination and a positive outlook. If you keep approaching this matter with your current attitude you will go nowhere...sometimes attitude is everything! Your Father failed when he opened his Deli...everyone fails at one time or another...or many times...it's not important how often you fall...it's just important that you pick yourself back up again...And never give up. Some times we go down a lot of wrong roads...until we finally find the path we were really meant to go on..

You finished college yet you are looking for jobs in restaurants and manual labor? You aren't aiming very high....there is nothing wrong with these jobs, but you sound over qualified...but even a job in a restaurant or manual labor is better than no job. At least it's honest work.
What is your degree?
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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Depends... her husband cut gov't assistance for people like you... Bush increased it. Obama increased it again...

I'm guessing Hillary will give you $15 an hour working at Trump Resort... but other costs will increase. You will eat bad food and be vulnerable to other diseases due to your living conditions.

You will get substandard healthcare... the docs will tell you how bad you are... then you will suddenly turn ill.

The docs will empty out your organs for transplants to those with money. They will dump your empty carcass into an unmarked grave.

Welcome to your future.
By the time I am 35 I will have a criminal history of misdemeanor drug possession. It's the only way I will be able to cope being in such dire straights and my low level employment. No one's going to want my organs by the time I'm 40 or so.
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Old 07-21-2016, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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By the time I am 35 I will have a criminal history of misdemeanor drug possession. It's the only way I will be able to cope being in such dire straights and my low level employment. No one's going to want my organs by the time I'm 40 or so.
Do you have a criminal record now?

Also, if you listen to no other advice in this thread, listen to this:

Do NOT enroll in any for-profit college like 'University of Phoenix' no matter what admissions officer says about it.
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