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I tried a forklift course earlier in the year but then it didn't work out as I wasn't getting the hang of it so the company let me go. Since finishing college, I haven't really found where I want to be yet, I have been trying a few things that didn't work out, then I started this course and this didn't work out either. I feel so down sometimes, I can't sleep often. I enrolled back for a college course after the forklift thing for confidence and to be doing something so I am still on that now. I just want to get into work after. I have applied to a few jobs, I just feel so negative and down because I don't seem to be getting anywhere yet. I have been feeling down and alone because things haven't worked out yet. I want to be doing something, earning money, having a routine. Then I feel a bit positive, but it's short lived. I just have to keep everything to myself.
Original post by Anonymous
I tried a forklift course earlier in the year but then it didn't work out as I wasn't getting the hang of it so the company let me go. Since finishing college, I haven't really found where I want to be yet, I have been trying a few things that didn't work out, then I started this course and this didn't work out either. I feel so down sometimes, I can't sleep often. I enrolled back for a college course after the forklift thing for confidence and to be doing something so I am still on that now. I just want to get into work after. I have applied to a few jobs, I just feel so negative and down because I don't seem to be getting anywhere yet. I have been feeling down and alone because things haven't worked out yet. I want to be doing something, earning money, having a routine. Then I feel a bit positive, but it's short lived. I just have to keep everything to myself.

Everyone starts somewhere! Don’t worry and like to the positive side - even if it seems impossible at the moment.
Your situation will definitely get better and I know a strong individual like you will get through this!!
I wish you all the best and goodluck! :biggrin:
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Original post by jelllyfiiish
Everyone starts somewhere! Don’t worry and like to the positive side - even if it seems impossible at the moment.
Your situation will definitely get better and I know a strong individual like you will get through this!!
I wish you all the best and goodluck! :biggrin:

Thanks for this mate
Everyone has to start at some point. There are going to be a few trial and errors.
Few years under my belt lol, but I remember once where I had to pass this typing course as I had to do so many words per min. I was not very good at it lol. I worked in a shop whilst doing my alevels, which I flunked with a D, E and a fail. I got a job after applying to loads. no internet back then so i wrote to at least 10 jobs per week. It was an office junior job. The interview went ok, and I left my umbrella in his office and had to go back and get it. I felt like an idiot lol. But, I got the job. Then worked way up to customer service, then purchase ledger. Had couple of kids, did caring work for 4 years when they were little. Went back to the office when they was older, and worked way up from there. Hubby, he did painter and decorators course, became qualified but hated it. He was also worked in co-op, butchers, was a welder, worked in a warehouse, working at hovis in a bakery, sold kirby hoovers, worked selling car parts, also business development manager. He hated being in management. He works in a warehouse at nights making eye drops and ear drops, vapor rubs etc. Loves it how its just plain and simple, no pressure to make sales and can be himself instead of 'salesman'.

What im try to say is that its going to be a bit of trial and error for jobs, but you will find something that works for you where you can ether stay where you are being happy, or work your way up to where you want to be. The fork lift thing, if you dont get it, there will be other companies where you can work, and then pay for a fork lift course as you are earning and try again. Or try working in a shop. even if you get something seasonal its something to put on the CV. If you are working, it will boost your confidence. Even if its just temporary and not quite your thing, you are earning and that will make you feel good you got money coming in. Not everyone can walk into their dream job right away. Some people zig zag to get there, I know I did. You will get there im sure 🙂
Original post by Anonymous
I tried a forklift course earlier in the year but then it didn't work out as I wasn't getting the hang of it so the company let me go. Since finishing college, I haven't really found where I want to be yet, I have been trying a few things that didn't work out, then I started this course and this didn't work out either. I feel so down sometimes, I can't sleep often. I enrolled back for a college course after the forklift thing for confidence and to be doing something so I am still on that now. I just want to get into work after. I have applied to a few jobs, I just feel so negative and down because I don't seem to be getting anywhere yet. I have been feeling down and alone because things haven't worked out yet. I want to be doing something, earning money, having a routine. Then I feel a bit positive, but it's short lived. I just have to keep everything to myself.

It sounds like you're going through a challenging time right now, but it's important to remember that setbacks and struggles are a normal part of life. It's understandable to feel discouraged when things don't go as planned, but it's also important to recognize that these experiences can provide valuable lessons and opportunities for growth.
It's great that you're enrolled in a college course to build confidence and skills. Keep focusing on your goals and stay determined to find the right path for yourself. Remember that finding the right job or career can take time, and it's okay to explore different options along the way.
Keep pushing forward and stay hopeful that brighter days are ahead. You're not alone, and there are people who care about you and want to see you succeed.
Reply 5
Original post by Ghostlady
Everyone has to start at some point. There are going to be a few trial and errors.
Few years under my belt lol, but I remember once where I had to pass this typing course as I had to do so many words per min. I was not very good at it lol. I worked in a shop whilst doing my alevels, which I flunked with a D, E and a fail. I got a job after applying to loads. no internet back then so i wrote to at least 10 jobs per week. It was an office junior job. The interview went ok, and I left my umbrella in his office and had to go back and get it. I felt like an idiot lol. But, I got the job. Then worked way up to customer service, then purchase ledger. Had couple of kids, did caring work for 4 years when they were little. Went back to the office when they was older, and worked way up from there. Hubby, he did painter and decorators course, became qualified but hated it. He was also worked in co-op, butchers, was a welder, worked in a warehouse, working at hovis in a bakery, sold kirby hoovers, worked selling car parts, also business development manager. He hated being in management. He works in a warehouse at nights making eye drops and ear drops, vapor rubs etc. Loves it how its just plain and simple, no pressure to make sales and can be himself instead of 'salesman'.
What im try to say is that its going to be a bit of trial and error for jobs, but you will find something that works for you where you can ether stay where you are being happy, or work your way up to where you want to be. The fork lift thing, if you dont get it, there will be other companies where you can work, and then pay for a fork lift course as you are earning and try again. Or try working in a shop. even if you get something seasonal its something to put on the CV. If you are working, it will boost your confidence. Even if its just temporary and not quite your thing, you are earning and that will make you feel good you got money coming in. Not everyone can walk into their dream job right away. Some people zig zag to get there, I know I did. You will get there im sure 🙂

I think I'll be fine too like I think im half way there, just need to get into a suitable job, get settled into it and go from there.
Reply 6
Original post by AspiringSurvivor
It sounds like you're going through a challenging time right now, but it's important to remember that setbacks and struggles are a normal part of life. It's understandable to feel discouraged when things don't go as planned, but it's also important to recognize that these experiences can provide valuable lessons and opportunities for growth.
It's great that you're enrolled in a college course to build confidence and skills. Keep focusing on your goals and stay determined to find the right path for yourself. Remember that finding the right job or career can take time, and it's okay to explore different options along the way.
Keep pushing forward and stay hopeful that brighter days are ahead. You're not alone, and there are people who care about you and want to see you succeed.

Thanks, I really appreciate this
Reply 7
Also thanks for you help @Ghostlady

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