The job I lost
I worked in the transportation logistics field for 20 years and was laid off due to the company choosing to close all of its outside terminals. I have applied to over 3500 jobs in the past 24 months. Which procured 8 interviews out of all of those applications and no offer of work. I am a 50yr old female who seems to have outlived her usefulness according to employers. I am more than qualified and when I see who is hired for these positions i am shocked, these people are mid twenties or thirties they cannot spell, they take off work constantly and show no pride in their work and will sit by while the phone rings.
What it's like being unemployed
Sad!!!! I read another post about how you get tired of hearing from friends and family members telling you to try McDonalds, that sums it up... Do they think we are lazy and we don't try, do they think we want to have no food or gas in our cars or no way to pay our bills? I guess so. I feel embarrassed and angry and worthless and to my family and friends who say try applying at McDonalds, when I already applied there and everywhere and no one calls me back. I don't need the added comments or rejection from friends and family, on top of this situation.
I'm in bankruptcy. I don't even want to wake up anymore and it is quite sad to go from a salary of $60,000 a year to applying for jobs that pay minimum wage and not even get called or to go into an interview and being asked where do you see yourself in 5 years? Well, in 5yrs I see myself interviewing you and asking dumb questions. I went into the unemployment office and saw a sign one of the employees taped onto the wall it said WEETING AREA. Okay, now this government employee can't even spell the words waiting correctly and I'm unemployed.
- My advice is to never give up. Keep on trying!