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I Am 57 Years Old and Can't Get a Job

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By Gayle A. Perez

The job I lost

Well my story is whether it will be heard or not that I am going to be with out funds as of June 20th it will be my 99th week so I will be joining the 99ers. It is a damn shame that people think we are sitting on our asses like some welfare cases... I have fill out about 100 or more applications, went on interviews, and still nothing. I have now moved back to Staten Island, New York and I am living with my mother whom is sick with cancer.

I am a 57 year old homeless women. If I didn't have my family I would be just as homeless as I can be.

What it's like being unemployed

It is no picnic that is for sure. I keep surfing the internet and there is just no jobs out there. I was a Receptionist at Standard and Poor's for 9 years you would think I would get some kind of Front Desk Jobs.

I liked living in Orlando, Florida where there are many hotels, motels and still nothing at all.

I know my age has a lot to do with it. I am 57 years old this June and can't get a job.

So the only way for me to make money is to watch my grandchild and my daughter is going to give me a few dollars... waste of time looking for work no one calls you. They ask you a hundred and one questions and you anwers ever last one and still not even an interview.


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