I started this topic since most of the comments made in regard to being unemployed seem to go back four or more months ago. I really don't have a specific question, just wanted to share a little of my story in hope of possibly finding someone that can relate. I lost my job in Jan. I took vacation during Christmas to see my mother. She had open heart surgery whild I was there, and had major complications which kept me there for three weeks instead of one week of vacation. I was terminated over the phone, stating they would not be able to hold my job for me. Keep in mind, I was never asked how long I thought I may be out. Therefore, this was planned. This was a new company with a new boss that did not know me. The previous owner merged with this company one month prior to my vacation. There was a plan to eliminate me, I'm sure. The problem is, I have put my Resume on line and applied for several jobs since then, and have only gotten one interview. I was offered the job, but didn't take it due to the money. I am a more mature adult at 48 and have 21 yrs. of experience in my field. It seems that younger, recent college students are sought after more than experienced candidates. I would like to make a career change, but do not have a degree or even any college hours. I guess I just need some advice. Some encouragement. Besides losing my job, my mother is still not 100%, we are losing our house, etc. I live in a very small town that would not allow me to do what I have done for 21 yrs. I would definitely have to relocate, but most employers in my field want you to be familiar with the area in which the job would be. Any advice would be appreciated. This is a tough one, I know.
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