I am 52 years and in great hearth I was a sheet metal worker for 30 years and now join the rest of use that have no say I have lost my home my job and now want little i was getting on unemployment as the fat cats in Washington talk we go with out in the great u.s.of a.
Archive for June, 2010
One thing I don’t understand, Why is it that all the people that are against off shore drilling can come together in Washington. and all the other protester from what every they support go to Washington by the thousands, And then there are us unemployed that cant or even try to come together and march on Washington?
Laid off last September 2009. I’ve lost my home and reside with my brother now. My unemployment extension is about to expire and than I will more than likely lose my vehicle. I had hope the Congress and the Senate cared for the American people enough not to allow this to happen within America. This is clearly not the point or interests of them. America is in dire needs but what do our leaders do…..NOTHING. I’m desparate and scared. That’s my simple story.
I have been unemployed for far too long; since October of last year, and I’m not used to being out of work for this stretch of time. I need to know what needs to be done from my end to get employers to see me as a potential hire, and not go by whats on paper! A resume does NOT say sho I am as a great worker, my actions do, and these Ohio employers can’t seem to get past what they see on paper! I know it’s not right to judge a person based on whats on paper because that piece of paper does NOT say who I am, My talents speak for me!
I’ve worked my entire life except for maybe three years while I was a professional starving musician. I had a paper rout at 9 years old. I have three years of college, and I worked in a lead refinery while in college. The last job I had for 11 years repairing computers, and electronics for a private company that ran the lottery machines. The company I worked for lost their contract in my state. The company I worked for assured us that there would be a smooth transition, then they sued the other company. The new company hired only those people who jumped ship right away, and everybody else who was stupid enough to be loyal were laid off. (more…)
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I am 52, have three college degrees (AA in court reporting (1981), BA in Business, and AA in paralegal). I was a legal assistant for many years (one job 6 years, one job 8 years, one 2 years, and another 2 years). I took a job with a hot shot attorney who rotated his assistant a lot (he had 18 one year). Bad job choice. I was asked to leave. Made sure I documented enough to get unemployment.
April 2008. Couldn’t get another job. Did substitute teaching. I have had many problems with Unemployment. NOW: I got recalculated – from $275 (Florida max) to $115.
Summer is here. I am 52. No work. I’m sure Unemployment will again “investigate” my lack of work status – and withhold that $115 while they do their investigation.
I am an unemployed, 46 years born in Martinsburg, WVA, high schooled educated, self paid 2 years of college worker living in Virginia. Whom has been unemployed for 2 years, can’t buy, steal or beg for a job. Submitted over 1500 resumes, have been on 12 interviews and received no offers. This has been the worst I have ever seen the job prospects in all my years. I always considered myself as a re-inventor. Just because I have always been able to re-invent myself and land some type of job. Not so now. Too many others in the same position as I. Not college grad, however not just high school either. I spent the year getting retrained in another industry through the WIA program( among the loss of a laptop due to hard drive failure in the middle of the course work, and an extension on to complete. Plus determining the Windows 7 was not compatible with the course software) finally completed it with 94.45%. Still able to land a job in that field yet. I am past disgusted, angry, patience, self doubt and animosity. Currently I have no real belief there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I had a good job, but I was laid off in December of 2007, right at the very beginning of the recession. At the time I guess I was a little arrogant, not worrying too much because I’d always found a job within 2 weeks of looking. Well, it’s now June of 2010 and I still haven’t found anything. Even worse, I ran out of all my savings by early 2009 so I lost my house–which was a 30-year fixed loan, not an ARM like some people– in April of 2009, and while I was putting my stuff in storage, on a day I wasn’t there and had one room and the garage left to pack up, Wells Fargo sent people in and took my things. (more…)
I am a 45 year old woman who was unemployed November of last year through no fault of my own. In fact the company closed. I counted on unemployment to get me through till I could find a job. Now I have no benefits. I only received 26 weeks worth and that was it. Was not able to extend. I have lost my home, wondering how I am going to feed myself and get my prescriptions for my heart. Now about to lose my car. What am I going to do. There are no jobs to be found. I send out 100′s of resumes a day and have not even gotten a phone call. I am very worried and have no idea what I am going to do. Most of my friends are unemployed now as well. I have never been through anything like this and I am scared.
During last winter, I fell twice on ice, which may have added to spinal problems. It got harder & harder to walk, and there was incredible pain down my left leg. I did everything I could to minimize it, but by mid-May, I could barely walk or drive.
On May 18, I was let go and, because I was contracted through a temp agency, there were no benefits like short-term disability.
I began applying for unemployment, and after weeks of gathering all the data I could, I was told I was ineligible for unemployment benefits because I could not work. I’ve had surgery (very grateful for my husband’s coverage) and am on the road to recovery. But apparently not eligible for SSI or General Assistance (husband is employed, but not enough income for all the bills).
I am trying to start a small business out of my home, selling online & through some local stores. But I do not expect it to be a major income-producer, just something I enjoy doing & would be creative to do.
I do not look forward to job-hunting, and the questions that I will be asked about why I lost my last 3 jobs- exhaustion, health problems & emotional/mental stress. I’m hoping that the fact I’m working on the small business will show I’m not lazy or crazy. I need a “kinder & gentler” job- like working in a bookstore!