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Severe depression and job search

Feeling serious despair. I left a toxic work environment, yet not in the smartest way and that was a year ago. I've done some PT work before moving to another state. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2016 - 14 answers

When are the robots going to take my job?

So it occurs to me that my entire household is supported by two jobs vulnerable to automation. How long do we have, in your opinion? What steps can we take to make sure we don't end up begging in the street? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 26, 2016 - 43 answers

How can I work at work?

I can't work at work and I don't know why. I can only get work done after the day's over while sitting on my couch. This isn't sustainable. Help! [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Oct 8, 2015 - 14 answers

I'm not disabled. I just occasionally feel incapacitated by sadness.

Is there any possible benefit to indicate that I have a disability when applying for jobs when my disability is major depression? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jan 10, 2015 - 28 answers

Age 25. Huge college debt. Can't land a better job. What should I do?

I have $40,000+ in debt, a bachelors degree in criminal justice, an EMT-B license, a basic computer tech certificate, 4 years of customer service experience as a banquet server, a bad driving history, and one misdemeanor - how can I find a better job than being a banquet server? What can I do to be competitive? Should I attend police academy or not? What are my options - what can I do to improve my life? [more inside]
posted by usersname on Nov 9, 2013 - 49 answers

I want a new job. I'm not well qualified. What can I do?

I've been working a data-entry job for almost two years now. I got it as a temp position shortly after finishing college. It became full-time a year later. I graduated from a good school, but late, and with mediocre grades in journalism, my major. I stuck to the temp job because I bombed out of freelance work. This failure aggravated my self-loathing and convinced me to abandon journalism, for which I have shown little talent. I abandoned it for a dead-end job. I would like a job with better chances for promotion and with better pay. How, if at all, do I find such a job, considering my mental health, which sabotages each stage of the hunt, and my poor qualifications, which don't help? [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Aug 13, 2013 - 13 answers

P.hD. problems

Everyone says "get out while you can!" RE: Ph.D.s in the humanities. But really, what else can I do? Difficulty level: somewhat debilitating emotional dysregulation & student debt. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by munyeca on Jan 28, 2013 - 17 answers

Non-drug strategies for improving concentration when depressed?

Due to depression, I'm having a lot of trouble concentrating at work. Are there non-drug strategies that I can try? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Doomed to fail

How can I force myself to apply for jobs when I know I will fail at any job I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Phone interview on vacation...sounds good but please read.

First of all, let me say I am thankful for getting a phone interview offer....read on and apologies for the ramble and poor writing style here. Please bear with me here for a bit. I had a job interview in a city I had hoped to move back to two weeks ago, and didn't get it. Like most others applicants, I prepared very well and studied, talked to myself, etc. so, it is what it is. I desire to get back to this place where my wife's family and my friends are and where I have lived for 15 years (Indianapolis). I've been extremely stressed out, have anxiety problems but have meds to help. [more inside]
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Abandon ship?

I have a big, messy question about anxiety, student debt, grad school, loneliness, and employment. Here’s the crux of it: Should I go back to my PhD next year? If not, what should my plan for the next few months be? [more inside]
posted by The Art of Sockpuppetry on Jun 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Moved back home, depressed. Where do I go now?

I'm trapped in an untennable situation and am unsure how to get out. After leaving school for medical/depression related issues, I've been forced to move back home with my family. I have a couple of options that look somewhat promising in terms of escaping, but I'm paralyzed and don't know which way to go. Help? Typical snowflake stuff within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 7 answers

He's actually very nice.

We have a close friend who needs a job solely for the benefits. The catch: he has been out of the work force for five years and isn't particularly social or skilled. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Keeping Calm and Carryin' On in a bout of Long Unemployment ?

How do I stay confident and not feel overwhelmed in my unemployment, 2.5 years after graduating ? [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Are things really worse than ever? How can I cope?

Are things really worse than ever? How can I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 63 answers

Getting a job in spite of flaws

Have to get a job within a few months. Crippled by depression and an awful work history. What's the best way to attack this? [more inside]
posted by wanderingchord on Jul 10, 2011 - 23 answers

No job and scared.

Today I was fired from my job of 10 years. I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 29 answers

How do I overcome learned helplessness?

How do I overcome my learned helplessness in relation to finding a job? [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Why can't I just keep my head down and cash the checks and be happy?

I know I'm lucky to have a job, but I hate it. How do I cope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 19 answers

How do you start over at 35?

Question: Trying to rebuild after leaving an abusive relationship; how can I recover my lost sense of self, while facing a competitive job market? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Too sad to work?

Please help me treat a depressed boyfriend the best that I can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2010 - 32 answers

Supporting someone returning to work after depression

How can I best support a staff member returning to work after a period off with depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Job search during depression

What kind of jobs might a person without much job experience actually be able to get straight out of college, given the current financial crisis and general economic BLARGH? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Oct 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Suck up at my review or quit?

Impending performance review. I don't know whether to quit or somewhat disingenuously promise improvement and committment to the job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Job advice needed

I'm bipolar, have a criminal record and need a job. Got any advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2007 - 25 answers

How do you know when you're ready to go back to work after a nervous breakdown?

How do you know when you're ready to go back to work after a nervous breakdown? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Unemployment angst

I can't get a job I don't hate. As a result, working invariably leaves me too depressed to work, eventually. And yet, I need to support myself somehow. How? [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin on Apr 11, 2005 - 40 answers

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