The job I lost
I worked at a die casting job. It went overseas.
What it's like being unemployed
I'm 51, lost my job on 3/23/2007. I went on the government TRA program on 10/6/2007. I went back to school for HVAC&R in October of the next year and got out of school with a high B average. There are no jobs - you must have 2 to 3 years in HVAC&R to even talk to anyone! I have over 500 resumes out and 500 plus calls from hits on my computer. No one wants to hire someone who is 54.
There's no tier 5, what's next? I hate to think what those jerks are going to make me do to stay alive! Also, I take care of my 81 year old mom!
- TRA needs work - unemployment money should go to someone to hire me.