(Closed) NWR: Why can’t I just get a job in my field?! (pity party)

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012


I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with this, I know it is insanely frustrating! I’m in the same position and literally think, “I had a better job BEFORE I went to school.” Wth.

Post # 4
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

🙁 i know how you feel!  I have a nutrition degree, but am not a dietitian (because i find it boring, its all calculations and stuff) so I can pretty much work in a gym, or like a GNC or something.  It feels like i wasted my time getting that degree :-/

Post # 5
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I read that most people don’t wind up with careers in their fields. It definitely sucks but eventually you will find a job that pays the bills and makes you happy, even if it’s not in your field. Good luck, don’t give up, and keep moving!

Post # 6
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I feel you! I am looking high and low for a job after I graduate, the one job offer I did get pays minimum wage… for full time! It was so dissapointing to hear! I barely live on minimum wage now, I can’t imagine living like that for several more years, not to mention attempting to save for this wedding! 

Post # 7
532 posts
Busy bee

I have been trying too, I know how discouraging it can be… Just wanted to let you know you are not alone in this. Good luck, I hope something comes along for both of us soon!

Post # 8
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh I totally know how you feel. I’m living just as paycheck to paycheck as I did when I was going to college and I’m even fortunate enough to have a full time job.  I apply at jobs on a daily basis and don’t even get called .  So glad I have a four year degree and I make pennies.  I have a complete melt down on a monthly basis or so . I know I need to stay positive butword eel like I worked so hard for nothing!

Post # 9
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I hear you… I have loads of qualifications (BA, MA, MPhil, getting a PhD, CAD, a few diplomas), and have only had two non minimum wage jobs my whole life. Wish I could give you advice… but I can only sympathise!

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