Frustrations of an unemployed Student

@gabbymg (128)
United States
September 26, 2011 10:48am CST
Currently I'm a full time student with a less than part time job. When I first started college I had a job that was giving me plenty of hours and I was making enough money to pay for books, tuition, car insurance and gas. But now I can't even pay for gas because my job has cut back my hours. Unfortunately, I've tried looking around for other jobs but every place around me doesn't have any job openings. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places but it's becoming very discouraging for me. All the money frustrations have become so strong that I'm so worried about it all that I can't even focus on my school work. I'm living at home THANKFULLY but we just moved my terminally ill aunt into our house so the stress levels are already skyrocketing. My parents can't help me out much and I am putting a lot of financial stress on them. My car also isn't going to make it much longer but it's not like I can walk to school or work since everything is off the highway. I wish I lived in a city where things were within walking distance or that I could just walk to a lot of places no matter how long it would take me. I guess what I'm trying to get to is how do you guys keep the cash flowing into your homes? I mean if you all have full time jobs that's one thing because that's your career, but for the college students where do you all work? And if you're not working, how do you afford things? I probably just need to apply to every single business around town and hope one will hire me, give me plenty of hours and have a good hourly pay. I really want to just get back on track and not be worried and stressed all the time about money and how I'll be able to pay for things instead of my parents having to pick up the slack for me, because it's not fair to them.
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7 responses
@huilichan8 (1379)
• Singapore
26 Sep 11
When I was in uni, I gave tuition to support myself. Maybe you cld try that? At least the hours are up to you and you get to choose the subjects that you want to teach. Or what abt working in seven-11 or any other 24-hour shops?
@tech2d (338)
• United States
26 Sep 11
Well gabbymg....I feel for you and understand your situation. I am disabled with limited income. Usually, my bills exceed my income. I did however, find ways to make money online. I do lots of surveys, mylot and some other things. I cannot live on it but it supplements my income. Check out this site and others. Many people will direct you to ways to make money online. Just be careful of scams. There are alot of them out there. Good Luck!!!
• United States
26 Sep 11
finding a job is very hard wrether your a student or not but it is usually harder for students because they are still young and thought to be not as expierenced as an older person when i was looking for a job i felt torn because i wanted to work somewhere that i liked that way i would not have to force myself to go to work but most of the places that i wanted to work were not hiring finally i found a job that i didnt even remember applying for and i actually really liked it now i am just waiting to see where i can take my career with the company
@GemmaR (8526)
26 Sep 11
I understand just how you feel being a student who is struggling to make money, because I was in the exact same position up until a couple of years ago when I discovered that it was more than possible to earn a living online and be able to find the money that you needed without even leaving your own home. There are enough people on this website who will be able to confirm that for you, and many of them will be able to offer guidance for you as you try to find the methods that work the best for you.
@Vrilya (128)
26 Sep 11
The scrap gold business is a good way to make some extra cash, though you will have to put some time in to learn how to trade this item so's you don't get ripped off.Start off small and buy an item from someone you know who is a bit short of cash, don't rip them off though, pay them a fair price for it. There are lots of videos about trading scrap gold on you tube. At the moment, the gold price tracks the American debt ceiling so if you buy some now, in a few months time, when little Timmy tells the president he's out of cash and needs to get it raised again and the president calls Mr Bernanke up to print some more fiat money and everybody panics and runs out to buy gold, you can sell the pieces you bought for a small profit....this simple business model will only work while the Keynesians are running things though, after that everyone will likely have to produce something to sell.....
@iCeeLuSh (187)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
I can feel you. :) Do you believe in financial freedom? Well I do believe in it. I believe someday that I can reach that point that I have nothing to worry about. Which I can buy the things I needs and want without working on it.
@padu19 (1441)
• India
26 Sep 11
It is indeed frustrating to be unemployed after completing our education. I have been through this phase inspite of having got a job in one of the renown IT concerns of the world. Due to recession, my date of joining got delayed due to which I had to keep relying on some online jobs for my earning. That is when I found so many good ways of earning online and earned more than my money pocket money. In fact I even taught my dad to earn some money from home. Nothing is impossible. You can find your way soon! All the best!