4 months ago i was wrongfully fired. i had a good job,i was on fmla and they did not honor it. the co. is diamler trucks.i cann barly live on unemployment.i was there for 23 years. i do warehouse work and can drive any type of forklift. please help me find a job ,i have a family to support!
Archive for June, 2011
Middle aged, middle management in the It industry. Worked hard and honest for more than 20 years and grew my carer slowly but surely. I got caught in the “big layoff” of 2010 and just could not find a comparable or even lesser position.
Slowly but surely my skill set became obsolete and my age (55) became a major (though never mentioned) barrier.
I suffer from a spinal stenosis – a disease that weakens my back progressively and I’ve had a few surgeries. Still, I had to take a job requiring repetitive heavy lifting 8 hours a day. It can’t last and eventually I’ll be permanently disabled unless I can find a less physically demanding job.
I only need about 40K to keep eating and paying rent but 10 dollars an hour isn’t going to do it.
I’m smart, creative, innovative and an all around nice guy but I’m going to be homeless in about 3 months.
Trying to qualify for SSDI but the process will take longer than the money I have saved…despair is setting in and that is my worst enemy.
I want to work! I need to work!
WOW! It;s not that bad here in Canada! I feel for my brothers and sisters in the south and wish nothing but luck for you guys i hope something positive happens for everyone unemployed!
Was involuntarily terminated, along with 70 other people, in November, 2008. Still looking for work. Since my downsizing, I’ve responded to over 3000 job postings. One third of which were outside of my field. I’ve had about 50 initial telephone interviews, and only 5 in-person interviews!! This is the fourth time, in my career, that this has happened (involuntarily terminated due to corporate downsize). The other times, only took 5-6 months to land a new position. Fortunately, am getting “sporadic” freelance design work from my previous employer.