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Hope 2010 is better than 2009

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Joined: 2009-09-04

I have been laid off since March 2009 & can't beg-borrow-or steal a job anywhere. This economy sucks, especially being 60 years old trying to get someone to hire you in today's job market. It is hard enough for younger people to find a job somewhere, & twice as hard for the older worker. So maybe 2010 will be better, I sure hope so !!!

Joined: 2009-08-07

I'm in a similar situation, and I didn't feel any better reading an article that age discrimination reports were up by 30%.

In my working life I've had many over-50 coworkers who did 3 times more work than young pups! I suspect it's all about healthcare. Which is amusing as I put together a report for my company's healthcare director that showed that 60% of their payouts was for birth/childcare!!!!!!!

I sure would like to know what they're teachin' in them thar "business schools".

Joined: 2009-08-07
Unfairness is the way of todays world

I am out of the labour market(retired) so it is so much easier to give advice.My friend was in the same position you are inso insted of staying at home he did volentery work. He visited old folk in their homes, worked as a volenteer in the childrens ward in the local hospital. He even went as a reader in the local infant school(that's the first school kids go to). In fact he ended up getting a job there. They offered him a part time then full time. He reckons it's the best thing he ever did. It's worth thinkng about. You may have to get security clearance ( he did) I'm not sure of the regs in US of A. But if you can go to a job interview and when asked' Are you out of work' you can answer yes and no. Yes you are working but it is volentery. It could give you an edge, if you know what I mean.
But no matter what I wish you every success in your endevours, and hope and pray that there is that dream job just waiting for you to come along. Hope is free despair is too expensive.
Happy New Year to you all

Joined: 2009-08-06

they're teaching "monkey Business" !!!!!

Joined: 2009-08-07
PJ, "Monkey Business" AND

AND how to go from a 2 martini lunch to 4!!!

So that when someone mentions Crudités (fancy-speak for appetizers) they can only manage "Rude". :drunk:
(oh, I'm feelin' bad today).

Joined: 2009-08-07

My my you'all are down in the dumps.
Spring is just around the corner my primroses in the churchyard are in full flower. A little oasis of yellow. Keep remembering that no matter how black the night the sun always rises.
Cheerful happy sussexman

Joined: 2009-08-07
Thanks for the Pick-Me-Up

Colin, thanks for the thoughts of Spring, and you're right.

Tomorrow comes an Ice Storm, better fix that bird feeder again! :)

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