The Real World

*To celebrate my two-year blogging anniversary, I’ll be re-blogging some of my favorite posts from 2014 throughout the month of December*

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I’ve been out in the real world all weekend trying not to starve. This was the first year in my adult life that I experienced that post holiday pinch and with only working part time it’s been a struggle making ends meet. So before I signed up to donate plasma I decided to search online for another part time job. And what I’ve discovered since joining the seasonal workforce is that it’s tougher out there than I thought.

I’ve spent just the past few days getting to know young professionals, recent graduates, and retirees. People with college degrees and still in high school. People who should not be looking for work. But they are, some of them for a really long time despite being hard working and often times over qualified. And I’m dumbfounded. Not to mention terrified.

It seems like everyone is looking for work these days and unfortunately…

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