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Posted 8/7/15
Well I am looking for a job but I have no vehicle so I have to find a graveyard shift job so I can work after my mother gets off of work. Graveyard shift jobs are scarce here and most of them haven't called me back. I am worried I'll never find a job or have a future
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Posted 8/7/15
Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?
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Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


If he has a CDL.
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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

We're still paying off my student loan from going to college, even though I picked one that wouldn't put me too far into debt. The fact that it will take us 3-7 years to pay it off is actually pretty good. People who go to University can spend the rest of their life paying off their student debt.

And being a good housewife is about not going insane about the fact that you have to repeat the same jobs over and over all the while watching all your work be undone. That, and there's no such thing as 'going home after work' - you are always there. Always.


Idk, I guess I'd love to be a housewife. I could stay in my house for long periods of time. I'm just a homebody like that. Though I'd want a bunch of kids running around the house, but that's just me.

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Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15

frankvr6 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


If he has a CDL.


A lot of places will train you to get your CDL after they hire you, that's how desperate they are for over the road drivers.
But it's also not something he could do, I'm assuming. It takes a lot of effort to be in a truck all day.
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Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15

IshokuOsero wrote:


frankvr6 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


If he has a CDL.


A lot of places will train you to get your CDL after they hire you, that's how desperate they are for over the road drivers.
But it's also not something she could do, I'm assuming. It takes a lot of effort to be in a truck all day.



It really depends on the company, and if they need drivers. Most want you to have a CDL first before you apply for employment.

I would agree that it does take a certain type of person to be a truck driver, (alone all the time), (sitting for hours) but I wouldn't say that it's something he could do, or could not do. I don't know him. He might be very capable of driving a truck and he might enjoy it.




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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

I am a reluctant domestic partner because I couldn't find work after college. I did volunteer work for a while, but now most of the volunteer work available requires a car or some skill that I don't have like being fluent in another language or being able to play an instrument. A lot of young people are unemployed or barely make enough to make ends meet in my area, so it's hard to even get part time work. I'm lucky that my husband has a job to keep us, but I never wanted to be a housewife (thus I am not very good at it).


man i've always wanted to be a house wife/stay at home mom but here i am working and still very much alone haha
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Sadly yes, but I'm currently working on changing that. A series of medical issues put me out of commission for the past three years and the job I plan to get requires me to be pretty fit so its taken some time.
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Curious how many people are in the same situation as i am

Can't work due to disability if i do work i can only work 4 hours a day.
Means i make less then $1000 a month (i get $1000 disability payment per month but if i earn $5 , $5 of the disability payment goes down so i need to be making $1000+ to get off it)

$1000 is not enough to live on in my country im screwed without family.


Who else is stuck as a NEET and jobless due to unfortunate circumstances out of there control.

Genuinely curious because i can't be the only one


I'm in a similar situation. I get a little over $1200/month from disability except I've been moved out of my parents place for several years with a roomate so my living costs are a lot higher than someone on disability who lives with their folks.

I was unable to hold my last part time job because of my disability, and full-time is out of the question. With part time hours, I can make enough money to supplement my disability income to further my quality of life a little bit to not worry quite as much about things such as auto repair, but if I got a full-time job at the same hourly rate it would exceed the maximum allowed monthly and I'd be dropped from disability altogether which would make it so I'm actually earning less per month working full-time than when I didn't have work on disability, thus lowering my quality of life, and food options sadly.

I mean really, who would want to increase stress levels by working long hours, only to see the effect of that choice be that the quality of life at home drops significantly? It's essentially working hard and applying yourself in order to become worse off. It's not like suddenly my disability can go away, it's a permanent lifelong illness.

OP my suggestion to you. Stay with your parents as long as you can and save every penny you possibly can that comes from disability pay. A few years from now you'll have over $30,000. INVEST IT. Investing that money you saved at your parents may save your ass big-time some day if you get a job and move out and find yourself out of work for a prolonged period. And who know, in 30 years or so, that $30,000 may turn into $60,000, or more.
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I'm a NEET. It's partially by choice and partially not. What do I mean by that? Well, I have both Aspergers and a driving phobia. Thus, while it may be possible for me to get a job, the chances of that is slim and it would have to be somewhere within walking distance (or I would have to arrange a schedule with my parents). So, I choose not to even try because if I tried and failed I might get very depressed. Maybe I'll search for a job after I watch 1000 anime (my goal in life), but I'm not going to actively search for one until then.
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Posted 8/7/15
Technically I am not a NEET, I am going back to school. I am unemployed though and living with my parents.

I was a NEET for a good 3 years though. (23-26) Before that I worked as driver for an Auto Parts store. I loved driving, the job had me drive to locations all over my state and sometimes in neighboring states, I would stock up on podcasts and audio books and just enjoy the road. For me personally, it was a zero stress job. Unfortunately I got laid off, and I wasn't able to land a job for a while after that so I got depressed and did nothing for a long time.

My mom forced me to go to community college and it was a huge ego boost finding out just how much smarter I was than the majority of the kids going, so I got some grants and scholarships and stuck with that, I transferred to a state school recently. 3 more semesters until I get a bachelors in Math / Actuarial Science.

I have found that self-help books really help me with depression. I feel happy most of the time now. This one book by Napoleon Hill really helped me reassess my priorities, I forgot the title, but its the most popular one by him so it shouldn't be hard to find. It might have been "Think and Grow Rich."

Also Green Vegetable Juice and exercise make you feel really good.
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Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15

Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:

I am a reluctant domestic partner because I couldn't find work after college. I did volunteer work for a while, but now most of the volunteer work available requires a car or some skill that I don't have like being fluent in another language or being able to play an instrument. A lot of young people are unemployed or barely make enough to make ends meet in my area, so it's hard to even get part time work. I'm lucky that my husband has a job to keep us, but I never wanted to be a housewife (thus I am not very good at it).


I would recommend picking up an instrument. If you got alot of time on your hands and determination you could quickly master it.
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Posted 8/7/15
I've met a few folks in your position through my anime club and while not perfect they seem to be happy thanks to friends family and their hobbies. Personally I work sometimes quite a lot and don't always make what you get after taxes and expenses and often find life can be much better when not working in some ways. I have never been a NEET though because I can't if I'm not working I have to get to a point where I can and as a result I am a jack of all trades. I feel for you though OP I have a little brother in a similar situation and I've been trying to help him recently got him an interview for work and it went so badly he is just crushed and I fear may not try again for months. Its tough stuff. good luck and this is a great place to seek some help and comraderie from what I've seen
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Posted 8/7/15

frankvr6 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


If he has a CDL.


Free training

http://www.crengland.com/truck-driving-schools
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Posted 8/7/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

Can't you get a job has truck driver or something ?


Just FYI, the burn-out rate for CDL drivers is very high, and it's a dangerous job. Plus side is you can be strange as fuck and work. I believe last year only had 834 drivers killed on the job (doesn't include work related deaths such as heart attacks and illnesses such as cancer etc etc) and about 25%-30% of the people hurt on the job in the US are drivers. So you take all the jobs in the US, 25% of all workplace accidents are drivers.

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