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59 and Unemployed

Share Your Story: Share Your Age Discrimination Story

By BSneed

How I was discriminated against

I am 59 years old and have been unemployed since Jan. 09. I have had one interview. I have sent hundreds and hundreds of resumes and filled out so many applications that I have lost count. I have run out of benefits and am now on food stamps but that doesn't put gas in my car or toilet paper or kleenex to blow my nose caused by so much crying. I am single and don't have children to help me out. my home has been in foreclosure once and is about to be there again. I am too young to retire but my experience in the legal field has shut the door in my face over and over. I am willing to do anything!

What it's like being an older or younger job seeker

I am 59 years old and have been unemployed since Jan. 09. I have had one interview. I have sent hundreds and hundreds of resumes and filled out so many applications that I have lost count. I have run out of benefits and am now on food stamps but that doesn't put gas in my car or toilet paper or kleenex to blow my nose caused by so much crying. I am single and don't have children to help me out. my home has been in foreclosure once and is about to be there again. I am too young to retire but my experience in the legal field has shut the door in my face over and over. I am willing to do anything!

Lessons Learned

  • I have not learned anything since I am still unemployed except that no one cares
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