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Brittany Shepherd: New grad struggles
Brittany Shepherd: New grad struggles
New grads like Brittany Shepherd are struggling to make ends meet.
Administrative assistant, 22, Tallahassee, Fla.

As a recent college graduate, I hit the pavement running in search of a job both before and after graduation. Over 75 applications later, I very happily landed a position as a receptionist in a local real estate firm.

I live in fear that my expendable position may not last long thanks to the state of the economy. I have taken up odd jobs on the weekend and have begun shopping at discount grocery stores in order to get myself to work and pay my rent.

The main difference I have noticed in my community seems to be how people are living in literal despair as anxiety over money becomes all consuming.

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Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
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