There seems to be help for everyone except seniors who worked part time to supplement their SS, so we got a one time $1200., which for me took care of about 5 weeks of not working. People who can collect unemployment not only get that but also an additional $600. Hardly seems fair, considering seniors have medical costs etc.
My age is the hardest part.
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I've been unemployed for almost 10 months, not collecting unemployment, tried filing for disability and nothing has worked for me. I'm 58 years old. Why don't employers want to hire older individuals who have the experience for jobs?
It is ageism.I am a RN with 32 years experience. I can learn anything needed.I did not grow up with computers.But can learn any system.I think we waste too much time charting endless crap .we used to spend a lot less time on charting. More time with the patients. I may not be an IT expert but you can bet I know a lot of things the younger nurses don't. So it can be a tradeoff.These computers are always breaking down too.what is up with that?So you spend a bunch of time finding one that will work.The patients have been put at the bottom of the list.I am old school .They should be at the top of the list!Also the nurses are treated VERY BADLY NOW.We used to get some respect.now we get none from employers.
Age definitely has caused issue with being hired! And it hurts . 20+ years as Chef. Covid wipes out whole restaurant communities. Now there are NO jobs. My resume is great.
I’m worth talking to, please don’t let my age get in the way.I have 10 good years left.