Need help! Can't find a job anywhere and I'm in serious trouble!

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    Jul 04, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    Okay, so the last few years have been tough for me. I never had a stable home, my mum was an alcoholic, brother had rage issues. Was scared to be myself because of my sexuality and was kind of messed up over this guy who was straight but I was madly in love with. Like my mum, I have "It's never my fault" Syndrome, so it's always something else. I'll always have an excuse for something. I acknowledge that now and I'm working to fix it. However when I was 15 I dropped out of school in year 9, Mum never made me go anyways and the social workers would try come get me but nothing would ever happen. At this time I got a job at Maccas which I'm thankful for, however due to the comfort I had my own money in life I chose work over school, which I never went to anyways. Almost 4 years later and I seriously hate life, I have no money at all. I'm in debt 5 grand, my account is always $50 a week overdrawn, since I've turned 18 I'm now classified too old for Maccas to roster me on too much, so I get around 8 hours a week which I've been living off for the last 7 months. Now I'm trying to turn my life around, I've applied for so many jobs! But only one has even gotten back to me. I look for jobs online and there is literally nothing but 4th year mechanics or stuff I'd need a uni degree for. The problem is I've only got a year 9 pass, not that I even passed. And have done nothing since. And it's affecting me and my partners relationship. As he still needs to take care of me and I owe him lots of dough. I don't know where to turn, I really have no where else to apply. I can't get my license because I have no one to drive me so I have to rely on trains but they don't really run in my area. any help at all?
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    Jul 04, 2011 8:48 AM GMT
    Starbucks and night school? That might be a good place to start.
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    Jul 04, 2011 9:52 AM GMT
    just keep applying for jobs everywhere. work in restaurants, as a cashier, supermarkets, delivering newspapers even (good exercise too). unfortunately that's all i can really say. just keep applying and applying and applying. do you have an interest in going back to school or taking any classes? taking something that truly interests you can put light a spark and can hopefully lead you to a path that you might want to take further
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    Jul 04, 2011 11:16 AM GMT
    Go back to school. And I'm pretty sure Australia is fairing this recession much better than the rest of the world.
  • jock_1

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    Jul 04, 2011 12:17 PM GMT
    Here in the milwaukee area i am seeing alot of places who are hiring, and not just the so called "shit" jobs. If you really want to work you will do anything you can to find it. You are the person who got into this mess so now its time to get yourself out.
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    Jul 04, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
    oh shit mate its sad to hear that you're having a hard time. I can't really give good advice but just stay positive and keep applying and something will eventually come your way, and don't be afraid/embarrased of working shitty jobs (cleaner, waiter, retail worker etc etc)

  • LJay

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    Jul 04, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    Two places to look: hospitals and food service.

    You could also look for cleaning jobs.


  • Orias

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    Jul 14, 2011 11:12 AM GMT
    How good are you at typing accurately? When I was unemployed, I picked up nice money doing Data Entry, and then later I took on the night shift because when the clock ticked over to 10pm we startecd getting time and a half pay. I was really good at it and I ended up getting called back many times, the recruitment company used me for other jobs too because they liked my reliability.

    Go to a website and do a WPM test (words per minute) , then write up a dick sucking resume that is positive. These recruitment agencies usually have lots of jobs to hand out.
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    Jul 14, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    I don't know if this will help any but, maybe you can do some volunteer work while looking for a job. Sometimes just doing that helps with the self-esteem, plus you may hear of job openings or meet someone who can open doors for you. And volunteering helps make a better resume.

    Hope that helps some.