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Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:32 pm

Well, a whole year has gone by at my new school and I can honestly say it really hasn't been all that much. I still feel pretty much the same about leaving my previous school which I absolutely loved but as they didn't have a sixth form there I had to go somewhere else. My previous school was very different in ways that the classes were very small meaning I made some very close friends. These friends today I would consider my main friends even though we all split off to different schools as we all live in different towns around the county so it's quite an effort to see them when I want to. I've been quite unsuccessful in making any close friends in my new school and recently, mainly because I am quite a shy person and I find just going up to groups of people where you know no one very difficult. I've been really missing my old school quite plainly really.

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Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:48 pm

Have been at work all afternoon/evening so only just got around to hearing about the bomb explosion in Oslo, Norway - where a friend of mine currently works. It's a big city so the odds are that she hasn't been affected but I'll have to wait until I finish work later/possibly tomorrow until I can find out how she's doing.

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ANNNNND it just started hammering down outside. Joy. I look forward to trudging home in the heavy rain *jig of sarcastic merriment*
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Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:19 pm

Hugs. Hugs for everyone.

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Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:52 pm

Well she's been in hospital getting glass taken out of her face. Guh.
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:46 am

This is what normal people must feel like, when they have a crap event happen in their life. It's a fascinating observation. This is what depression feels like for everyone else. This is just top-up depression for me, a bit on top of the usual background hatred of life. It feels weird, the occasional times when I'm depressed about actual things and events. Normal people must know that this is going to pass. This is like unhappiness topping on my depression lasagne. I had sex twice today, with two different people. And I hated it, but felt I had to fulfill some sort of nihilistic or maybe hedonistic obligation.

I really did love you, I hope you know that. As much as I possibly can love someone, with a bitter and twisted heart.

Vincent van Gogh's last words were: "the sadness will last forever".
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:18 pm

I could explain the reasons for me posting in here today through a rant or I can save my energy and get Barry Sh*tpeas to do it for me...

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Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:38 pm

I finally received a reply from McDonalds regarding a job application, only to get turned down. Again. Four applications to work there, each one having failed. :(
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:54 pm

I wish I could do something to help everyone in this thread...clearly I can't, so I'm just going to stand in the corner offering hugs and love to anyone who needs :).
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:58 pm

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I finally received a reply from McDonalds regarding a job application, only to get turned down. Again. Four applications to work there, each one having failed. :(

Don't worry. I've applied to McDonalds numerous times in the past and have been turned down. I'm not quite sure what they want in an employee.

Have you applied for McDonalds online? If so, may be try going into the actual branch and picking up a application when jobs arise. Some stores/pubs/restaurants don't actually interview people that have applied for jobs online, this is mainly to do with the Americanized "quiz" section that quite a lot of websites do these days, where unless you answer each question to the exact way they want you to answer it your application becomes unsuccessful immediately.
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:20 pm

"James""][quote=""formula1fan" wrote:
I finally received a reply from McDonalds regarding a job application, only to get turned down. Again. Four applications to work there, each one having failed. :(

Don't worry. I've applied to McDonalds numerous times in the past and have been turned down. I'm not quite sure what they want in an employee.

Have you applied for McDonalds online? If so, may be try going into the actual branch and picking up a application when jobs arise. Some stores/pubs/restaurants don't actually interview people that have applied for jobs online, this is mainly to do with the Americanized "quiz" section that quite a lot of websites do these days, where unless you answer each question to the exact way they want you to answer it your application becomes unsuccessful immediately.[/quote]
Funny you should say that, James. All four applications have been over the past couple of years, all done online, and for the third one (which was completed last year), I was given an interview, but I got turned down. All of the applications were for the same McDonalds restaurant. This one was sent on June 4th, and the reply was today, meaning they took seven-and-a-half weeks to decide whether or not to allow my application to proceed any further. Then again, with the current jobs climate, companies will be wanting people with more experience, and as I have NONE (apart from a bit of work experience in some places, and volunteering from time to time in my brother's bookshop), that may be why I'm refused. The 'quiz' thing may be what let me down, too.

So it looks like another summer of being an unemployed bum. :(
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:27 pm

"Magrathea" wrote:
...so I'm just going to stand in the corner offering love to anyone who needs :).


Can I get your number? :P
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:40 pm

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Funny you should say that, James. All four applications have been over the past couple of years, all done online, and for the third one (which was completed last year), I was given an interview, but I got turned down. All of the applications were for the same McDonalds restaurant. This one was sent on June 4th, and the reply was today, meaning they took seven-and-a-half weeks to decide whether or not to allow my application to proceed any further. Then again, with the current jobs climate, companies will be wanting people with more experience, and as I have NONE (apart from a bit of work experience in some places, and volunteering from time to time in my brother's bookshop), that may be why I'm refused. The 'quiz' thing may be what let me down, too.

So it looks like another summer of being an unemployed bum. :(

Ah, sorry to hear that. To be honest, if I was you stay away from McDonalds - I've heard they can be an unpleasant company to work for.

Don't worry about having no experience. I have no experience whatsoever, and recently (in fact, just yesterday/today) I've landed myself with a job at a local pub. Places will not alienate you due to having no experience, any store/pub/restaurant will be willing to train you if they believe you're the right person for the job.

I was having a conversation with someone today and it seems that retail is the hardest sector to get in at the moment. There are very little jobs and a high volume of applicants. It's hard to get a job as everyone else is trying it at the same time.

I can't really recommend much apart from trying the Directgov website ([url=http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://jobseekers.direct.gov.uk[/url]) to search for local jobs (many businesses and local businesses tend to advertise vacancies on there these days). You could always try the classic handing CVs into stores (although I'd say it's hit or miss with each store as they are all getting CVs every day of the week). Or you could try and see if you have any friends/family who already have a job and may be able to get you into a job.

Apart from that all I can say is just keep trying and keep applying for any jobs that come to your interest. Just don't get too down over it - it is hard trying to get your first job but just keep trying and you'll get there eventually. :)
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:10 pm

We stayed up until 6am last night talking. I barely got any sleep, and I woke up in floods of tears. Now I can't eat, not even a piece of toast, and I have no idea what to do. I was going to ask you out at Europa. It would have been so beautiful. This is absolutely horrible timing, this isn't what I needed right now. I just have a massive knot in my stomach of deep love, hatred, regret, and I don't know when it will ever disappear. I didn't need this on top of what I was already feeling. Thankyou for staying up with me though.

Oh my god. I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't breath, I can't stop crying. I need to run away.
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:40 pm

Urgh.

I seem to get really depressed when Im home from uni. I don't know whether it's the fact that I've only got a couple of good friends here (aside from my family, who I love to bits!), the general atmosphere of the place or what, but I really struggle to pull through sometimes...

If it wasnt for the fact that I love my parents and the few remaining friends I have here an amazing amount, I don't think I'd be staying here at all really - as it is, I'm home for the summer and whilst working full time during the day Monday-Friday helps, I just want to get out of this place at the weekends and in the evenings. :(
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Re: The 'I Feel Down' Topic

Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:06 pm

Well that's it.

I should say that I don't think they have ever understood me never respected my feelings. Yes they did things and said they were my friend but at the end of the day they missed the point. My views and decisions were not respected. I think it is for the best. Not happy about the way it ended but hey at least I have voiced my opinion for once. I backed them into a corner a place where they weren't happy and hadn't been before that made them uncomfortable. They just couldn't hack it.

In the end I was told I was spoilt. I was a w****r. I was pathetic. I was small.

I am none of these things none of them at all. I am the opposite I stood up for once and said what I have wanted to say for a while. If people want to be hypocrites then fine. I don't have to put up with it. I am glad we don't have to go to the same college together. I am glad that in two years time I will be going to university and will have made true friends ones of which will "get me".

I would love a hug right now even if it was just a smilie simulating a hug.

I needed to let off some steam. I have moved on. I have turned over a leaf. And boy was it heavy.

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Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:12 pm

Hugs to you, Will.
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Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:16 pm

Thanks formula1fan. I am racing at the moment feel a little hyper.

Also tonight. We (my family that is) had some friends round for a BBQ and their lad triped and broke his wrist in two places. He is 6. His summer is ruined and we have far too much chicken. I know I shouldn't but I feel a bit guilty he has had to have an opperation he was really enjoying playing football on the garden too.

Upset me a little.

Just to add some fuel to the fire! Please somebody piss on this bloody bonfire.

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Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:26 pm

I really feel uncomfortable. Like, not thinking anything I'm doing is right, if you can understand what I mean.

All I need is some reassurance from some person on here. [-o<
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Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:55 pm

My grandpa died this morning. It's not a huge shock as he's been ill a while now but it's still pretty saddening. This is the first time I've ever experienced a death of someone I know so it's a little strange. As I wasn't hugely close to him I'm not as sad as I could be but I mainly feel for my dad who's pretty sad.

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Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:23 pm

I'm feeling more frustrated than down in all honesty.

Turned 19 less than a week ago, into my 3rd year of unemployment and I've been unsuccessful at finding a job via laziness. There's a distinctive lack of even temp jobs in Berkshire/the South East that I can apply for because I simply don't have the experience, thus Catch 22. Without employment, I'm unable to pay for myself so the Parent Bank is what I always resort myself to because no-one I've applied to has taken me on.

Because I can't earn anything, it means my independent plans are stunted including abroad visits with friends, a creative industry career and most of all, a home with Dave. I don't want to be stuck at home doing nothing and having to 'scrounge' money to get out any more.

Gah.

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