The job I lost
I lost my job at the USBR. I was told that they was going to terminate the position I had. I was there for 23 months and 2 weeks. I was supposed to get hired after 24 months. The next week I looked at usa jobs and my position was being advertised again. I was drawing unemployment from UT, and they only have 3 tiers after that you DON'T get anything else. I don't get any more unemployment, very little disabilty from the VA for I am a disabled vet. I have put in for over 1,000 jobs and nothing. I am 59 and they always tell me that they are not hiring. Why don't they tell me the real reason -- my age.
What it's like being unemployed
It is really bad. I am losing everything I have. I have used all of my savings up and I really am depressed about it all. You work to get things to help you in life and then it is being taken away from you. Being 59 doesn't help either. Employers won't hire you.
- Just keep trying or just give up.