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Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I hate people gloating how easy their life. They have no understanding of the real world.
Commerce is a useless degree and I regret ever wasting my  time and effort with a useless education.
If education or training does not lead to you gaining employment it is a waste of time and effort.
I have endless time to reflect upon my life and ponder what I could have done from an impossible situation. A different course like Engineering, IT or Law may have lead to bette employment prospects. A trade apprenticeship like plumbing, electrical work, painting, roof tiling, brick laying, may have lead to better employment prospects,

No matter what anyone says it will not change the fact that I will remain unemployed for the rest of my life. Positive thinking and self help books change nothing, you are either employed or unemployed. 

I do not see anyone gloating. If anything you are getting examples of people that started out with nothing encouraging you to do better, people who put in the hard yards and got to where they are now. Is life easy now? Fuck yes, why shouldn't it be? worked hard to get there in the first place. I and a few other in here through their stories, was clear that they sacrificed their younger days to get a head and make something of their life.

Commerce is not a useless degree, all my wife's friends have one and they all been working for many years now. The issue is your expectations are too high. Even with a degree you start at the bottom of the food chain. Even me as an engineer, I had to listen to field techs and be abused for the first couple years and made fun of like you know nothing. It is part of growing up and learning.

Law does not have better prospect in Australia because there is too many of them. You spend 7 years doing the shit job, then you can sit the bar and then maybe you get to be a lawyer, Then another 10 years later and you may be an important lawyer. I seen lawyers who were junior lawyers in Australia for 10 years, then they moved to saw Singapore and 4 years later are head of legal of some company.

The point I am making, you need to do your research and be prepared to move to get the work you trained to do. No one likes to move, yes it is hard leaving your friends and comfort behind. But in the long run if it bring you rewards that you could never get where you were then sacrifices have to be made. I moved, didn't want to move, but you know what at the end of that dark tunnel there was a bright light and I would never move back now, even if I was offered equal pay.



 

 

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Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I hate people gloating how easy their life. They have no understanding of the real world.
Commerce is a useless degree and I regret ever wasting my  time and effort with a useless education.
If education or training does not lead to you gaining employment it is a waste of time and effort.
I have endless time to reflect upon my life and ponder what I could have done from an impossible situation. A different course like Engineering, IT or Law may have lead to bette employment prospects. A trade apprenticeship like plumbing, electrical work, painting, roof tiling, brick laying, may have lead to better employment prospects,

No matter what anyone says it will not change the fact that I will remain unemployed for the rest of my life. Positive thinking and self help books change nothing, you are either employed or unemployed. 

Stop blaming everyone/everything else for your own shortfalls.

Your situation is entirely your own doing and only you can make something of yourself, life doesn't owe you a job, life doesn't owe you an education, life doesn't owe you an opportunity, life doesn't owe you single damn thing... And that's reality, that's life.

Sitting around complaining isn't going to change a single thing, start taking control, start taking responsibility. Make a plan. Move forwards.

Stop with the pity party, there are millions of people worse off than you are.



Commerce was a useless degree for me. What I believe matters more than some random anecdotal story that they heard some people gain work with a Commerce degree. Obviously they came from a  rich background with lots of opportunities in life. Biggest waste of time and most of the stuff I learned was useless to the real world. So many migrants use an easy degree like Commerce as an easy way to gain entry into the country and qualify for citizenship. Commerce/Business degree does not specialise in anything and is less useful than Engineering, IT or Law degree.  I put Commerce on par with Arts and Science as being a weak degree that does not specialise in anything, with limited employment prospects. 

There are no jobs that are suitable for me and I have not applied for any jobs for many years. I pretend to look for work and write jobs down and never apply for them. Why would I apply for jobs that I have no hope of getting? I never mentioned Commerce degree on my resume, because I believe it is a useless degree and irrelevant to most jobs and made me overqualified for those low entry unskilled jobs.

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I had a real life gamer friend with social anxiety who wasn't trying to improve his situation either, he was working as a night guard for pennies for several years, girlfriend obviously left him, he was depressed, now I'm afraid to contact him because I know he can't be doing good. I just think if he tried years ago he would be in a better situation now, he is living in one of the wealthiest cities of our country. But once he openly told me that he doesn't want to work, well who does?



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Looking at a country that have under 5% unemployment rate claim it is the hardest place in the world to get a job, when we know there are countries on 15-30% unemployment rate is a bad taste joke.



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JWeinCom said:
I've been unemployed for about a month, and it's getting me more depressed than I usually am.

I was a teacher, but I just couldn't do it. It wasn't for me. Unfortunately a teaching degree doesn't allow you to do much else besides teach (my undergrad was in English) so I'm sort of shit out of luck. I'm looking to get into the legal world so I've been filling out applications for entry level paralegal work. That's usually a straight out of college thing, so I was hoping an advanced degree would give me an edge, but no luck so far. I may go to law school, but that means another three years, and I'm terrified of winding up in a similar situation 3 years from now, finding out that I'm not equipped to be a lawyer either.

The whole thing has me feeling like shit and scared out of my mind that I'll just never be able to work. Has me just about on the verge of a breakdown. Just needed to vent I guess.

Before starting or getting feed up with being a teacher you dreamed about it or was just a out of the moment decision? Because really a major in teaching with minor in English wouldn't have much use out of it. If you may want some tip, you may try some career as instructor, just need to learn the trade or subjects because the teaching methodology you already know. And an Instructor have much shorter contact with people and usually people that really want to learn that, so much "easier" to deal than teaching to young people.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363


Don't anyone in the area have an HR contact or some day work to have him hired so he refuse due to not wanting to work, but them he can't say no one would hire him?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363


Being stuck in a dead end job from the age of 15 or 16 for life at retail or fast food or cleaning is better than wasting time going into debt and studying a worthless college degree and not earning money. Having no debt and employment is better than being in debt with little or no chance of employment. College eduction is a waste of time unless you are a graduate from an Ivy college or from a rich family with connections to gain employment. Why would anyone go into debt for an education and face no employment?



Pemalite said:
Dark_Lord_2008 said:

I hate people gloating how easy their life. They have no understanding of the real world.
Commerce is a useless degree and I regret ever wasting my  time and effort with a useless education.
If education or training does not lead to you gaining employment it is a waste of time and effort.
I have endless time to reflect upon my life and ponder what I could have done from an impossible situation. A different course like Engineering, IT or Law may have lead to bette employment prospects. A trade apprenticeship like plumbing, electrical work, painting, roof tiling, brick laying, may have lead to better employment prospects,

No matter what anyone says it will not change the fact that I will remain unemployed for the rest of my life. Positive thinking and self help books change nothing, you are either employed or unemployed. 

Stop blaming everyone/everything else for your own shortfalls.

Your situation is entirely your own doing and only you can make something of yourself, life doesn't owe you a job, life doesn't owe you an education, life doesn't owe you an opportunity, life doesn't owe you single damn thing... And that's reality, that's life.

Sitting around complaining isn't going to change a single thing, start taking control, start taking responsibility. Make a plan. Move forwards.

Stop with the pity party, there are millions of people worse off than you are.

This only makes me more determined to continue my fight for freedom and equality.  I will continue my fight for freedom and equality. I will not let anyone like you stand in my way!  I will only do a job that I want to do not a lousy job that I do not want to do. I scored a free university degree that I will not have to pay off. I am going to make more noise and complain about things that are unfair and unjust. I will continue my fight for fairness and equality. 

It is hard trying to stay motivated while being  depressed, anxious and dealing with various issues. Long term unemployment makes issues in life feel a lot worse. Most of the time I have been too depressed, anxious, humiliated and ashamed to deal with the world. Most of my issues are inside my head and it is never going to change.

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Dark_Lord_2008 said:
Pemalite said:

Stop blaming everyone/everything else for your own shortfalls.

Your situation is entirely your own doing and only you can make something of yourself, life doesn't owe you a job, life doesn't owe you an education, life doesn't owe you an opportunity, life doesn't owe you single damn thing... And that's reality, that's life.

Sitting around complaining isn't going to change a single thing, start taking control, start taking responsibility. Make a plan. Move forwards.

Stop with the pity party, there are millions of people worse off than you are.

This only makes me more determined to continue my fight for freedom and equality.  I will continue my fight for freedom and equality. I will not let anyone like you stand in my way!  I will only do a job that I want to do not a lousy job that I do not want to do. I scored a free university degree that I will not have to pay off. I am going to make more noise and complain about things that are unfair and unjust. I will continue my fight for fairness and equality. 

It is hard trying to stay motivated while being  depressed, anxious and dealing with various issues. Long term unemployment makes issues in life feel a lot worse. Most of the time I have been too depressed, anxious, humiliated and ashamed to deal with the world. Most of my issues are inside my head and it is never going to change.

So, does that mean if you do not get a job with any of the top 4 accounting firms then you will do nothing at all.  Exactly what are you declaring.  It really doesn't appear you are looking for change but instead looking for pity.  What exactly are you looking to accomplish.  What is the goal you are setting and the steps you are working on to accomplish those goals.  Are you expecting to be handed a good job or are you serious about working for it.  After reading a bunch of your replies, I am still wondering exactly what you are seeking to do concerning your situation or are you not considering anything.