DEAR ABBY

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garbage and re­cy­cling, gro­ceries, mis­cel­la­neous er­rands and child care.

I get no sym­pa­thy or help. My sis­ters don’t even bother to rinse their plates.

This si­t­u­a­tion is mak­ing it harder for me to get a job be­cause I’m tired all the time, and my par­ents don’t lis­ten to a word I say. I’m not un­aware of the fact that as the old­est, more is

Dear Over­worked: Start re­view­ing your op­tions. The first thing you need to do is un­der­stand why you are un­em­ployed. If there are no open­ings in your field, start con­sid­er­ing other kinds of jobs you may be suited for.

If you want to be some­thing more than an un­paid do­mes­tic worker, you may have to fig­ure out what it will take for you to live on your own. Even if you don’t find the ideal job, em­ploy­ment will solve your prob­lem be­cause you will be too busy work­ing to do the things you’re be­ing re­quired to do now.

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