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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I have never seriously sought Unemployment Compensation. A brief look at what is required to qualify shows that one must have a very narrow set of conditions before you even qualify.
Being out of work for a YEAR, has been a wake up call. Hearing about those that have "given up" on the job hunt made me mad, until I too went through the process of filling out the forms, adjusting the resume, and often hearing nothing back, nothing! Not we don't need you, not thanks for applying, just nothing.
it was worse when I got an interview. As soon as it is seen that I am 52, the interviewers, usually under 35, get kinda of nervous, I know too much about the work? They can't relate to a Geezer as a co worker?
I persevere, but am discouraged. If it weren't for tiny bits of work I get as an independent, I would not have the money to ride transit to find work. I understand those that have lost hope. they are not Lazy, they are just defeated. If it were not for the kindness of my Friends to let me barter my housing, I would not have a place to stay
Over the last 30 years we have watched while Big Corporate interests have sent our jobs overseas, and we don't count as "jobless" those that do file for unemployment. 10 percent? I imagine the true number is much bigger.
Finally Our hope is to do business with each other, not with the global Corporate system. Pay more for what quality, and buy it from your neighbors. Instead of more of everything at the cheapest price, find out what is made here, and buy that instead.
posted 2 years, 5 months ago
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