Does anyone know where I can go (Workforce center etc.) that could help me find

United States
May 8, 2007 1:43pm CST
an at home job? My panic issue is keeping me from holding a job in a physical location. I am tired of not working or bringing in any money. I am 27 years old and should not have to rely on my boyfriend to take care of me like he has been. This actually makes me feel worse. I REALLY want to find a job! I have worked from home before but feel that I got taken advantage of. I worked over 16 hours and made about $40 (they only paid me .06 each call that produced a sale) so that job didn't last very long. Do you know of any legit at home jobs that actually pay an hourly or who I could ask to point me in the right direction?
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@toe_ster (771)
• United States
25 May 07
I am in the same boat. I read through some of your responses. Thanks for having this discussion. Hopefully it can help me too. Have you had any luck so far with any thing from your responses?
• United States
26 May 07
All of the responses were great and were a big help but I did come across SOHOjobs on the net a while back. I used them before but my membership expired so I haven't gone back. I am now though since I did find a job there that I did from home last time. Hopefully I can find myself another one! Good luck to you!
• United States
9 May 07
I know exactly what you are going through. My anxiety got so bad back in Aug. 2006 that I had to quit my job because I could not do it without panicking all the time I was there, before I went, the night before my shift, etc. I tried getting disability and was denied. I applied 3 different times. I became severely agoraphobic and depressed and had no money. My boyfriend supports me as well and it makes me feel extremely guilty. I just wanted to let you know that it sounds like you are going through something similar and I understand. If you go to my site, you'll see a link to my blog. I use those site on there to make at least some money for myself. Of course, it's not always as much as a regular job, but I look at it as at least something. And because I'm home a lot, I have all the time in the world to work on these things. I seriously understand your problem and I feel for you because I relate a lot. I hope everything works out for you!
• United States
9 May 07
Thank you for sharing your situation with me. I am at least glad to know that I am not the only one. I have been a life long sufferer of the disorder and my past work experience has not been that good either so my disability check would only be around $300 a month. I think that there are places I could work from home that I might make a little more with so I do not want to do the disability just yet. I hope that your situation fares better and you get accepted soon. I will be checking out your blog soon. Take care and thank you again!
• United States
8 May 07
There is a great website that might accomidate you. I use it myself and have found jobs at home. It's called the Rat Race Rebellion. You will find it as www.ratracerebellion.com on the internet. It posts all kinds of at home jobs that are ligitament. Hope that helps.
• United States
9 May 07
Your link really did help me out. I found a lot of interesting information there. Thank you.
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
25 May 07
Howdy! Well, I can let you look at my blog. I would suggest going to a temporary agency such as ManPower or Aloche because they can help you find jobs that aren't hard to do and they don't pay bad. Trust me on that. Here is my blog: http://aboutmoney.ebloggy.com/ Pablo
• United States
25 May 07
If you live in Texas, you can go to your local Texas Workforce Commission office or go to their website. I wish I could post the link, but I just joined so I can't post link until I've reached 500 posts, apparently. :( You can also go to WorkinTexas.com to search for jobs. A lot of them are probably outside the home but I bet there's telecommuting jobs available also. I totally understand your panic issue and I hope you can get help working through it soon. In the meantime, I'm glad that you're looking for some sort of work, some sort of distraction - that's a big step in the right direction!
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
13 May 07
Have you thought of filing for disability through your state? With your panic disorder, if you are diagnosed and it is so bad that you are unable to work out of the home, they might be able to pay you disability for our illness. It is a disability. Think about that, at least it can alleviate the guilt of having your boyfriend take care of you. He does that because he loves you I am sure! I have panic disorder but I take medication to relieve the symptoms and it is much better since then. I used to be so scared to even ask a question of someone in the grocery store that my daughter would have to accompany me to the store. I hated working because of the panic attacks I would have when I got stressed out. I know how you feel, so please think about that.
• United States
10 May 07
I'm a freelance writer for Associated Content. They pay through paypal and if you can write well and write a lot, you can make money. You can only get out of it, what you put into it. They are legit, and probably one of the best places out there to work for. http://www.associatedcontent.com/join.html?refer=14078 Aside from that, you can always try your local mental health guild and see if they can help you find something that can be done from home. Maybe a social worker or something can work with you and maybe work with some companies and help you find a place that would allow you to work from home. Call anything mental health related, because those places understand your situation and someone should surely help you find something that can be done from home.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
8 May 07
Here are some links to site that post legitimate work at home jobs/ opportunities. Some pay better than others, of course; but, you can check them out and see if they sound like something you can do. http://www.pcmoneymaker.net/ http://www.moneymakingmommy.com/ Both sites have lots of information about the jobs they are promoting and how to spot scams, how to apply, etc. Take your time and check them out; then decide what you want to try. Hope this helps.