One of my friends came to US 10 years ago. She told me she began to work at restaurants the second day she arrived. At that time, the only English she understood is "What;s your name?" and the only English she could speak is " Do you have positions available?" She was fired the very first day she beagn to work.
As I was jobless before I got the first programmer, I often woke up at 1:am in the morning... As I began to hunt for jobs, I was so nervous that all of my back got wet.