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  1. #1 I'm living at home with my parents at 30 
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    I quit my job due to anxiety/depression.

    Last edited Fri Feb 17, 2012, 07:00 PM USA/ET - Edit history (3)
    Probably the 7th or 8th time I've quite or dropped out of school due to this. I've felt worst in the past but things aren't all that good now either.

    I'm looking for some kind of grocery store clerk type position or just stocking shelves in the mean time. My last job was retail sales related as well but it was computer hardware which is much more my type of things but the customer interaction and 1 hour commute each way was driving me crazy. A few years back when I was on some medication that was working and things looked really up I was working at a 7-11 as assistant manager / acting manager.

    I'm on medication and see a psychiatrist, also have referral to a different therapist and group therapy group. I'm registered to go back to school this coming Sept and hope that by then things are better. They will have to be if I'm to take on the course load I have lined up. I HAVE to get myself some type of degree or another moving forward though. I'm living at home with my parents at 30 and they are about to retire soon so I NEED to get my own life started, or crash and burn trying. Would help me if I could get some friends or a girl friend but I've never managed to even get close to a girl let alone date. At least I have my smarts going for me and I've managed to save up about $70k in the past several years.
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    Working at a 7-11 is looking up?:eek:
    Lets just paint some happy clouds over at the sunshine and lollipop land
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka:PBS View Post
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    Working at a 7-11 is looking up?:eek:
    I wouldn't be surprised if a busy 7-11 corporate store with gasoline had a manager earning over $60K per year. These stores are fairly high volume businesses and there is rarely more than two people on the clock at any given time. There is plenty of real managing to be done at these stores in terms of staffing, merchandising, loss prevention, and even marketing. It's not like some other places where everything arrives in a packet and a third grader could do it, if he could get people to obey him.
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    At least I have my smarts going for me and I've managed to save up about $70k in the past several years.
    I'm calling bouncy if not on all of it then certainly the second part.
    Even sucking off of mom and dad living in the basement, 70k is a lot of scratch to be putting away particularly is you are paying for psycho meds and therapy.
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    ..but curiously, he didn't talk about the reason for his depression. Was he depressed because of his commute, his customers, his boss? Newsflash, DUmmie, work can suck, but we do it anyway so we can provide for our family and ourselves with the pleasures of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    ..but curiously, he didn't talk about the reason for his depression. Was he depressed because of his commute, his customers, his boss? Newsflash, DUmmie, work can suck, but we do it anyway so we can provide for our family and ourselves with the pleasures of life.
    QFT, working for others blows...he's got that much money saved up he should work for himself...oh wait..
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    Depression is a pretty ugly thing. It's not simply about being unable to deal with the world or with responsibilities. Much of it is about brain chemistry. Of course there are things you can do and ways you can train yourself to think more optimistically and not wallow in negative thinking, but again depression, based on brain chemistry can defeat even that.

    I have to hand it to Locut0s, he/she isn't blaming the government or others about the situation. It seems like he/she is doing what can be done by taking medications, going to school, and continuing to look for work that he/she is able to do.

    I hope it works out for him/her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol View Post
    Depression is a pretty ugly thing. It's not simply about being unable to deal with the world or with responsibilities. Much of it is about brain chemistry. Of course there are things you can do and ways you can train yourself to think more optimistically and not wallow in negative thinking, but again depression, based on brain chemistry can defeat even that.

    I have to hand it to Locut0s, he/she isn't blaming the government or others about the situation. It seems like he/she is doing what can be done by taking medications, going to school, and continuing to look for work that he/she is able to do.

    I hope it works out for him/her.
    the guy is living at home, living off mommy and daddy while sitting on 70k, dependency is strong with this one.

    Clinical Depression is a difficult thing to live with and he's something in the past about it, but it's not enough really. He needs a healthy situation and living with mommy and daddy isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka:PBS View Post
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    Working at a 7-11 is looking up?:eek:
    He was an assistant manager/acting manager. So yeah, that is looking up. It's honest work.

    As for his current situation, I hope he gets better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanie View Post
    He was an assistant manager/acting manager. So yeah, that is looking up. It's honest work.

    As for his current situation, I hope he gets better.
    But being depressed is the typical DUmmy mantra. Most often one of them is depressed and use it to gain sympathy so I take anything dummies have to say with a grain of salt.
    Lets just paint some happy clouds over at the sunshine and lollipop land
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