GOT FIRED FROM MY JOB. JUST NEED AN OPPORTUNITY

in steemit •  last year

Hello everyone, just need a couple of minutes of Your Attention. Please read the whole post.

This story You are about to read is about a real guy and it is happening right now.

That guy is Me. And this story can end up really bad or really well only time will tell.

Let me tell You what is going on and why this is my scream for help in a situation that I had no control.

My name is Sergio Mendes and I am 30 years old. I was born in Portugal and I am currently living in London, UK. Since I was a Young teenager I have always wanted to move to this amazing city. It took me a while until I've decide to make the move but eventually when I was 24 years old I was brave enough and I did it.

Since then I have been living on my own, working jobs I hate to make a living.

I can tell You that I have always liked the creative fields since I was really Young but unfortunately like so many other People life circumstances haven't allow me to grow and develop in any of the areas that I really wanted.

For Years and Years now I have been working jobs I don't like to be able to survive. And for 7 Years also I have been creating content online to keep my brain creative and to keep myself sane.

Probably like so many of You I haven't been able to create a stable income online that allow me to do a living. I have been making some money here and there, been trying my best to create the best content possible. But having a full time job that won't bring me any happiness also make me lose all the motivation and sometimes creativity to push myself to the limit and do what I really Love: Create.

As You read this I am unemployed.

That means I have no job, I have no income stream. In the scenario that this story end up really bad I might not even have a place to live next Month. Hopefully that won't be the case.

I want to do something really crazy and that is why I need Your support and your help.

I want to just create content online and stop working jobs I hate.

People say that sometimes bad things happen for a reason. And I was thinking about that and decided to start writing my heart out. Open up to all of You and try to reach for the stars.

I want to break free and be able to finally create content online on a full time basis and be able to pay my bills doing that.

Unfortunately it is not easy to reach People.

And in all honestly without the money to pay my bills it is impossible for me to do that. Because I will have to go again door by door begging for a job that I will hate and will drain all my energy, creativity and in the end will drain all the life out of me.

What do I need You guys to do to help me?

I am not here to ask You guys for donations.

All I am asking is for Your upvote and Your reSteem.

That is it.

What do I promise to do with Your help?

Work really hard 24/7 to keep bringing the best content.

Help the community to grow.

Make sure other People in my circumstances get their opportunity.

Basically do All that I have always wanted to do but haven't done because never got the chance.

I feel humble to be posting this message.

It didn't took me a lot of thinking if I should post this or not. I am writing from my heart. And also from some place inside of me that is crying and desperate without knowing what to do.

I have reach a point where I know that I need to ask for help.

This is that point.

Help me write the end of this Guy story and help me to write a happy ending.

I don't know if Zero People will go read this or if it will actually reach a broader audience. But anyway I want to say thank you in advance to every single one of You that have chosen to show me some love and make my Dreams finally come true.

Without further to say for now I will leave You.

Thank You for Your attention, have an amazing day.

Be Happy.

 

 

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Yo mate!!
Check out the tag #teamnorway

Sharing is caring, my friend.... Peace!

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I will for sure check it. Thank you so much for Your support my friend ❤ I have just to be strong because I am so super lost and dont know what it will be with my life. My dream it would be to wake up to a super support to this post and that would be reaching to loads of people. That would get me up on my feet working on straight away new original and quality content. A man can dream right? 😂😂 thank you so much once again for your support ❤

You have an urge to live your life doing things you love, I really appreciate that.
I did the same, and even if I am still struggling to find out where I will end up on this journey, I am happy.


If you believe writing is your passion, and you can earn a decent living, then why are you asking for help, people will notice and upvote you eventually.
You are just 30, and looks quite healthy, there are 24 hours in a day, and if you work 3-4 hours a day, you can earn some income to live in a house, have enough food and still a lot of time to think and work creatively.
You said you have been trying to make a living from 7 years, if you haven't been successful, why don't you think you should try something else that is both fun and gives you money.
My words may hurt you, and if they do, I am really sorry for that. But this world is quite hard, it may support you once, but not always. And when it stops supporting you, you will get used to it and it will hurt you more, better not to ask for help and keep trying.
I hope you do well and find out something that will earn you bread and you will love it too.
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I understand Your words. But as I said it on the post on top of trying to do a living being an artist I have always had full time jobs that drain me. That is why finally after so long I have decided to ask for help and maybe just this one opportunity! Writing it is not actually my passion. My passion is photography. But it takes time, energy and creativity to be able to create good content when it comes to that. I don't want Peoples pity. That's also way I said I am not asking for donations. All I am asking with this post it is an opportunity to be seen by more people and to have the time and money to start working really hard on achieving my dreams. That is all :D But thank you for taking the time to write me this message :D

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welcome bro, hope you get success in your goals.

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ohhh believe me. Me too. I need it now more than ever!

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Hi Sergio, I have been traveling and living off steemit for 3 months now. Yes, I'm still quite new. My only advice is to just write - people will find you.

Goodluck!

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That is just amazing. I am so happy to see that. Well I hope that I can count with Your upvote and reSteem on this to see if I can get that initial push I need to get me up on my feet again. And for sure I will check You. Cause I have never came across one of Your posts yet. Thank You so much for the nice words.

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I upvoted, I never resteem sorry. My feed is my portfolio. Good luck!

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Yeah I understand. It is all gppd. Anyway your upvote and nice words are super helpful

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He doesn't live in India 😂

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Does it makes any difference?

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This is a brilliant advise.

Woah man, and you were working hard at your job, I remember you were talking about it at one stage. You'll get through this, don't stress.

Hustle hard on Steemit, you can make a lot here.

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Yeah. It was a very unfair situation. But well it is what it is. I really want to hustle here and be posting good quality content. It is just difficult to focus when I know that I wont have money not even to pay my next rent if I dont find a job ASAP. That is why I have created this to see if I could get that kickstart and give me some peace of mind to allow me to create content knowing I wouldn't be homeless... But It is almost 4 days now and I think the community don't find my cause worth it of help. :D A lot of People have been amazing and super supportive. But numbers don't lie right? eheheheh Well let's see what will happen to me. Thank You so much for Your support man!

Lots of people who have to work jobs would rather make their money online.

Are you willing to live with the consequences of not having job income until you make it? Are you willing to be homeless and hungry if that happens?

Have you carefully analyzed your budget and cut everything that is not needed? Do you have debt?

You've been on steemit for a year and have 130sp. What are you going to do different to get a different result? I didn't dig into your wallet, just looked at the balance. If you've made a lot on steemit that didn't show up that factors in too, but I'm guessing you didn't make a bunch otherwise you may have already transitioned to doing it full time.

I'm not asking these questions for you to answer me. I'm giving them to you to ask yourself, to chew on, to help you make a decision. They're tough but necessary.

While it's nice to get support and hard to hear the tough questions, it really doesn't matter what we think. You alone have to live with your decision.

Followed And will be eating popcorn to see what you do

Upvoted and resteemed to offer support

My advice: find a way to meet your minimal financial needs by finding some kind of income whether you start offering services or find a job. Use your creativity to find income in real life and blog about it. Can you run errands for people who can't get out much? Can you offer your services as an interpreter? Get creative.

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Thank you ao much for the questions to think about and also for the support on this post. Altough my account is one year old I have been just posting for 3 months. And Steemit it is not my only plan and strategy to make some money and make a living out of it.
Right now I am in a stage of my life that as I said I am desperate and I need a change. I need to make a risky move and I am more than ready for all that might outcome. But I am also ready to put the work and not get to the point where the outcome is disaster.
Once again thank you so much for the time and attention to my situation. It is always good to hear insights like this one ❤

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I don't know if you would be interested, but I'm going to start a group focused on getting out of debt and building wealth.

I started a post to see if there are people interested. Check it out and let me know if you are interested. https://steemit.com/debtfreeme/@aboutyourbiz/want-to-be-debt-free-want-to-build-wealth

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I will check it out. But to be honest my biggest concern now it is not even get out of debt it is to make money to pay my next rent lol

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No worries

I'll follow and look forward to content. I hope hou succeed but being a content creator in itself only has value if theirs a market for the content. Lets see what you got.

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Thank You so much for Your support. And I totally agree with You. I have a couple of things up my sleeve I just need to have the time to make them happen and also the money to know that I wont be homeless in one month time. That is why I have decided to write this post. But thank You so much for the alert :D

followed upvoted and resteemed.
stop letting bad thoughts in, give it a different meaning and it will be it.
push through and stay in touch!

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Aww thank you so so much for that. All the support is very welcome. And who knows we all together can get me some help. I am very excited with my future but very scared and lost. 😂 wish me luck. Keep an eye for more posts ❤

Hey Sergio
did you consider a workaway scheme? It would give you home and food taken care of for work in return but only so many hours a week so you could work from home steeming ahead here when you were not doing the part time work - but you can choose work you like close to London - here is the link

https://www.workaway.info/hostlist.html?showMoreOptions=0&ct=europe&country=&search=London&with_feedback=1&page=hostlist&workawayer_capacity=0&host_rating=0&date_start=&date_end=

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Well I think I have heard about it. But I have never researched or looked into it. I will for sure give it a look right now straight away. :D Thank You so much for the tip and for the support :D I just hope I can make it right this time.

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It could be a good idea even if only for a few months

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Yeah. I have been looking into it. I will be looking into it later on today. Now I am just trying to focus on managing this all messed up situation in my head and try not to go crazy! Try to calm down and make the right moves. That is what I need right now!

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I have a hugely helpful relaxation technique that promotes good decision making too if you would like? It only takes 15 minutes.
It is life changing - I do it every day and the results are incredible.
http://www.ishafoundation.org/Ishakriya

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I promise to give a look at it. But I usually dont do well with relaxation. The way I work best in my life it is in confusion and mess. That's why I think this situation that is happening to me might be good. Because it is when I am in this type of situations that I am usually able to move to the next better stage of my life. But I promise I will take a look at it ehhehehe

Hey man my name is Sean ! I also just lost my job , I know how you feel . I have been thinking of doing exactly what you are doing and it is really inspiring to see this . I will follow you and help in an way I can and I’m always here if you need to talk !

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oh man thank you so much for the support. Well I am crazy and I don't know if this is the best idea. But at this moment I am in a point that I dont know what else I can do. So maybe not give it a try right? :P Once again... don't forget I am crazy this might not be the best solution. LOL. I am glad this have inspired You and I hope You can also be successful :D

Upvoted and resteemed...
Things happened for a reason... Believe in yourself and follow your heart...
When a door is closed, there will always be a window somewhere open up waiting for you..

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I am so thankful for Your support :D This is something I never thought about doing. But I am crazy. And now I am for real. I don't want to have a full time job I don't like anymore. I will probably will have to be doing jobs I don't like and I don't want to do. But my main focus is my REAL dreams now. I will need to rest today and get my mindset in the right place. It is super risky that's why all the help I can get in this post is the super important. Thank You so much once again :D

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Upvoted and resteemed. Thanks for pouring out heart out.
Blessings on your creative endeavours.

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Thank You it means the World to me. It wasnt easy to open myself this way on the internet. Usually I don't like to show weakness and that's why I say I feel so humble writing that. I was not only pouring out my heart but also was pouring my tears as I was writing this post. :/ Thank You so much for Your support :D

Damn, sad to read this buddy - full 100% vote and resteem done - hope you can make a living from your creation. Given I know you since a while from other platforms I am sure you can do it! So fucking hell - do it my friend!!!

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awww Thank You so much for the nice words. :D Yeah You know that I have my ups and downs but also You know I am very passionate about creating new and original content. I really want to make this move. Just need to feel strong enough to make the move and get in this uncertain future where I won't have a fixed income and I will have to work my ass off to create content that deserve People attention. I want to bring more value and also help some more creative People on the internet that have trouble on being discovered. Because I know that pain for a long time now. Once again thank You so much for all Your support. Let's see if the community here see this and feel that I am worth their help. :D

TBH living in London is a bad idea, its a wonderful city if you have plenty of money, but otherwise its shit.
Why dont you try Birmingham or Manchester, no they arent London, but they are much cheaper to live in and do have creative areas where artists can thrive.

Good luck.

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You are so right about this. Living anywhere else in the UK other than London it is way cheaper. But as I said on my post, unfortunately this life sucker city is the Love of my life. I have been in the UK for almost 8 years now. 2 of that Years I was living in the lovely city of Brighton that is also way cheaper than London. Had a nice job in a small local/family Japanese restaurant where I was offered £3000 per month to be managing the place and I have refused and run away back to London when I got that offer! LOL Stupid right... But I didn't want to be stuck in a place that I stayed just because it was safer. When I didn't love what I was doing. And now I am not in a situation where I can even think to move anywhere else. Cause I can't afford that :( I am deep down the hole believe me. :( But thank You for the nice words and for the support. :D I will work my ass off to get out of this situation.

Upvoted and Resteemed. I hope this helps you realize your dream! Keep on Steemin!

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Thank You so so much for doing that and help me. I know what is my dream for a really long time I have just never got the chance to work on achieving it. So hopefully with this I will be able to do it. Thank You so much for standing by me and helping me. :D It means the World to me.

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The pleasure is mine

Good luck with this. Looks like you reached a few people already

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Thank You so so much. Yeah luckily I have reached some People already. And everyone have been super helpful by reSteeming it. Right now my heart is super warm and I am feeling so grateful and thankful for all the nice words and support I have been getting. Thank You so much for Your support and reSteem. I don't know if the post will get enough People that will allow me to really do this crazy thing of not looking for a full time job and just go mad with the online creating content. Thank You so much for Your help and support :D

Hi Sergio, best of luck in your search to find a job, and/or freedom by creating content online.

Asher

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Thank You so so much for Your support. If I am lucky enough and the community in here feel that I worth their help hopefully I won't have to go and look for a new job. I will be able to work on my "freedom" (of happily work 24/7 online) and work on making all my dreams come true. Thank You so much for all Your support.

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My pleasure, have a good afternoon :)

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Thank You. You too :D

I saw this as a resteem, and I have just upvoted and resteemed.

I wish you all the best. As you say, these things always happen for a reason, although it doesn't always feel that way.

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Yeah believe me... I know that... right now the only reason it feels this happen is to punish me for something. But luckily this post have been reaching to some People and everyone have been super supportive and have nice words for me. So my heart it is super warm today and I am feeling pumped to do it and keep the promises I have done on this post. So thank You very much for reSteem this and help it to reach more People. :D You are amazing :D

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You are more than welcome.
I look forward to reading a post from you at some point soon when you tell us that it all worked out well for you x

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Yes that is the main goal ❤

Olá Sergio, desejo boa sorte para você. Dei resteem em seu post e desejo sucesso. Grande abraço amigo!

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Muito muito obrigado por isso. Bem preciso. Estou perdido e nao sei o que sera da minha vida. Em choque. Triste. E assim meio desesperado. Por isso vamos la ver como me.vou safar desta vez. 😕 muito obrigado pelo apoio. Significa mesmo muito. ❤

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Thank you so much. All the support You guys can give to me in this situation it is super important. ❤

Hope it works out well. Upvoted and resteemed!

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Thank you so much. All the support means the world to me. I am trying really hard to stay positive but with my depressive tendencies it is very difficult. I am honestly lost and dont know what to do. Thank you so much for the help it means the world to me.

I will be honest, as a fellow artist who has been on a very similar path (I'm 26, lived in Boston and New York City for the last 8 years, working jobs for half of that) - you won't make it in London on a Steem income.

I invite you to prove me wrong - that would be badass. But in all frankness, London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. You can do this, but not there.

I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina - a city where I can spend half as much money as I would in NYC and survive. All I'm trying to say to you is: If the struggle proves too difficult in London, it doesn't mean you FAILED. It just means the location might not be right.

After this attempt, if you are still struggling, my heartfelt advice to you is to consider moving somewhere cheaper. it's really hard to be in the most expensive place while you're starting to build a freelance income. Too hard, in my case.

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Thank you so much for the message. And i know what You mean and I kind of agree. But as You said I want to prove everyone wrong. Ehehe I am very stubborn 🤣🤣 and I am not planning on just having a steemit income but combining with some other things I also do online. But I know what You are talking about. I hope that right now You are able to be doing what You really love for a living. And thank you so much for taking the time to write this ♥️

You got my upvote,resteemed and followed. Keep steeming and trusting God who makes impossibilities possible. I wish you a fruil-full life and a happy family.

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Thank you so much for the kind message and the support. I don't know if the community will move all together to help me on this 7 days. But the feedback I have been getting is very positive and it help me to deal with the situation.

Segio, I hope the very best for you in your endeavors. This life is hard but, you have to do whatever it is to survive, as you have. When you are more stable, then you can allot more time to online writing.

Sergio, as much as you hate it do what you need to do to live first. Continue to check online jobs. Ask yourself, what skills do I have to offer right now so that I can stay afloat.

Never let your dreams die. Everything you do hard or easy will bring you one step closer to being a hard working, reliable man, that people admire also, closer to your dreams.

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I am so thankful for the message. That was the way and the mindset I had being raised. And that is why it took me to this stage that it is not a good one. I think I need to break from that and be more risky and as I said go crazy. Maybe I will end up living on the street and struggling even more. But at least I can't say that I haven't tried :) Thank You so much for the support and nice words. they mean the world.

Hello Sergio. I understand this urge to have time to be creative and the desperation because of not having enough time. Its especially diffcult when you have to do a job that you hate..

As you've said, you must be quite desperate to be doing this. It takes courage to come out so openly so i wish you all the best for your venture and hope you can do what you love..and be successful at it..


I was very kindly pointed in the direction of #SteemGigs by @steevc. See if there is anything there that can be of help.
If you have a decent workstation/ PC to run, then I'd also suggest to explore a few things on the blockchain without putting in too much money.
I will put up a post about it and will let you know..

Good Luck and God bless..👍

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yeah it was not easy to put myself in this situation and show how fragile I am right now. specially because I dont like to show my weak side ever. Thank You for the kind words and for the tip to check the #
@steevc was here already and he was amazing to me as well. :D I will keep doing what I have to do to be successful and most important: HAPPY.

Good luck!

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Thank You so much. I do really need it :D But I will do it and be successful. Thank You for the nice words.

Hope this will be your best decision and a new turnover in your life.
Best of luck from Nepal.
Upvoted and resteemed as a small support.

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believe me that is a huge support. not a small one. Well it looks like the community are not all to keen on helping me. And I don't know how I will get out of this situation. But that won't stop me. Thank You so so much for Your words and support.

You may want to follow more members. You're only following 35 but have over 300 followers and when they notice you are not following back, they will unfollow you.

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The only reason I am not following a lot of People it is because I want to be able to see nice content that I like and enjoy and have the chance to help that People. even if it is not a lot. cause otherwise I will be missing a lot of quality posts if I am following everyone. But I get what You mean.

Gotta keep on #ShowingSupport for my #tsūfam out there... you're gonna be okay bro, just keep your head up, and be ready for when the next opportunity shows itself...

I'll be back later to read more of these comments... I do recall you posting tons of video content on #tsū, got me to wondering, have you heard of #vidme yet?

https://vid.me/frawstakwa

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Thank you so much for showing me that. Yeah I am still posting videos. I have posted 2 in here today eheheh

Why did you get fired from your job?
Why do you work jobs that you hate?
Get a job doing something that you love and you will never work a day in your life again.
And you will not "need an opportunity"!
Good luck

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I got fired because my assistant manager dont like me and he found a way to work the system, manipulated a girl with poor english and got me suspended and fired after that. I have worked jobs thay I hate because I am by myself and no one will pay for my bills and my life. I love photography but as I said never had the opportunity to study or even invest time trying to do it. And this is why I need a break in my life and an opportunity that cleary You don't think I deserve. But thank you so much for the wishes of good luck.

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In your own words "i love photography". That is what you should focus on. I understand that you are on your own. You may have to do shitty jobs until you can make a living at photography. But, Do not blame other people why you got fired. If you hated the job, perhaps you were not doing a great job. Be honest with yourself and get focused on getting to where you want to be. Good Luck!

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You are very fast to judge. But I don't have to give You anymore explanation. I know my worth and I know all the situation. And just for your information my manager was crying when she had to tell me that I wouldn't be back to work. But once again. Don't have to go to details. Because You were very fast to judge me straight away. Goodbye and good luck to You too.

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How was I "fast to judge" you? Just because I did not say you are a victim? I read your story and found what you "like", Photography. That's really cool! I LOVE photography and I take photos myself. I would love to see your photos relating to this situation. Read what I wrote to you. I am encouraging you to follow your interests and to take responsibility for your actions. No one wants to hear... "I got fired because my assistant manager dont like me and he found a way to work the system, manipulated a girl with poor english and got me suspended and fired after that"

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Yeah and never in my post I have played the victim. Because I am not. Cause otherwise I wouldn't be here opening myself to the internet. when I am totally broken but ready to fight and go for it full time. I just think we see this situation with different eyes and it is fine. I felt it more like an attack than a positive uplifting comment. But once again everyone is different and I stick to all I have said. :D

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Thank you ao much for the support man. It means a lot

You did the right thing. It may not be easy but nothing comes easy really.

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Let's see where this all end up! :/ :D Thank you for Your support :D It means a lot.

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Thank You. I need it indeed :D

yeah man ill resteem your stuff peace resteem or upvote mine

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Thanks. This is an old one. Thankfully things are better. But I am so thankful for Your support :D