I was told by a previous employer that the way to advance and break into higher paying jobs was to get a masters degree. Now that I have, I feel like it might have been a waste since no one wants to pay you for it.
My 1st job in Utah when moved back here after years in military was converted for 5 years then worked at ACS Xerox for a year they downsized,then went to Walmart for a year and they would not transfer me or promote me or let me change departments would not pay a hernia I got working for them and falsely accused me of stealing a religious candle and got tired of there accusions and quit there then worked for General Dynamics for more then 4 years then ex sister in law.got me fired there and then told hired as a shift leader for BK Mistake and never told it was seasonal or temp on 01/13/2017 called me in GM Office were they told me I was removed 2 uses pay and may get only 15 max if lucky on hours and now can not pay CS 4 my Da
I'm a 52 year old half-broken down old man who was handed his hat and bruised by the door on the way out in 2001. It was a good career in cable television advertising, but Comcast took over and consolidated the ad operations throughout the state of Indiana to Indianapolis. I know of people who took their own lives over it. Ever since, I've been going from job to job where my skills and experience are squandered for menial tasks. Now I'll be satisfied to drive a forklift or wash dishes. Something.
I know how frustrated you must feel. My husband was terminated after being a General Manager for 12 years. He was 63 years old and he had stellar reviews for 12 years. The only reason he was given for his termination was that they wanted to go in a different direction. Even though my husband was terminated for no reason we were told by an attorney that he had no grounds for an age discrimination lawsuit. He spent 3 years trying to get employed and although the search committees were always very impressed with his resume they always hired the younger candidates. He had 40 years of experience in his field but age always trumped experience. Because he is a very healthy and an active person he got a part-time job that pays a fraction of his previous salary. If someone can explain to me how to get around age discrimination when trying to find employment, please share.
Thought I finally found water but only ended up with more dirt! I sharing this in hope that people can avoid making the same mistake out of desperation. After months of searching for a job in management and coming close to wiping out my entire savings account I chose to dumbed down my resume and apply for a job way below my qualifications. October marks my 3rd month for a small company overwhelmed with bad management, disgruntled employees, and a poor career outlook. My self confidence, attitude, and hope of getting back on my feet again is fading into darkness and affecting my mental health. I feel stuck! I think I would have been better off waiting a little longer for a more suiting job opportunity. How can I overcome spiritually, mentally, and physically from this rock bottom situation I feel I’m in right now?
I've been in the travel industry for 35+ years. I took a few years off and now under-employed in the retail industry. I have many connections in the travel industry and I'm working those for the job openings that I have found. I have been encouraged by those connections to apply on-line and wait. And wait. And wait some more. Due to my non-existent job searching in recent years - what is my next move? I have no idea what to expect. Such as, how long will it take for a recruiter to respond to my on-line application? There isn't a way for a couple of the jobs to visit them to show my interest. It's perturbing to say the least. Could it be that there's ageism? I'm 60 and don't look nor act like it. I've got the energy and the experience and life knowledge to be a benefit and a team player for ANY of these companies that I applied to. What should be my next move? Thanks all!
I’m having a hard time trying to understand how these people in charge of hiring are figuring out who’s qualified to perform a job. I’m recent college grad with a Marketing Bachelor’s degree that’s totally given up on trying to find an entry level job in my field of study. I’m ashamed to say that after months of searching I’m forced to have to settle for a retail, call center customer service, or dishwashing gig to make ends meet and pay off college debt but none of the hundred or so apps I’ve sent out are getting any responses. I’m No rocket scientist but then again I’m not applying for a rocket scientist job now am I. Wouldn’t you think that a college degree and 3 years of part-time retail and foodservice work, while in school, could qualify me for one of those jobs? What else do I need to do to qualify?
I currently have a job but it all around doesn't satisfy my needs. I start my freshmen college-career this September. I am super excited but I need a new job to help me pay for it. I am from Scottsburg Indiana.