Hi All! I am here because I chose to take on a new challenging career back in Sept 08 and found out that I had signed up for somethiing I wasn't expecting. Long story short, my boss was a jerk and decided to fire me after only one month of employment because I didn't have the skills he was looking for. Last I remember, jobs were not "trial and error" and skills should be assessed during the interview process! This is my life he is playing with!
Anyway, here I am, four months later and about 300 applications and 15 interviews later, still with no job. I have even decided to just go back to school and look for part time work, but I can't even get that. I am always "overqualified". I am at the point right now, as I am sure many unemployed Americans are, to take anything that earns me a paycheck on a biweekly basis! Don't employers of part time jobs understand this?!
I am so frustrated I just want to thow something!
I am feeling grateful other than everything I just ranted about because my husband does make enough money for us to make ends meet and the unemployment check helps too, but maybe I am feeling more stressed today because I haven't received my check for the week like I should have and I can't talk to a human on the phone at EDD. Our system really sucks. Maybe if our president would create a better retirement system instead of putting us billions of dollars more in debt, more people would be able to retire at a decent age (55 is what is SHOULD be) and more people like you and me who aren't at retirement age would have an easier time finding jobs! Everyone would be happy and there would be no more debt!