I Am Unemployable

100% Disabled With No Physical Handicaps 74 People

    Not Yet Recovered From Last Recession

    Up until the last recession (2001), I had a pretty stable IT job with decent pay, benefits, etc. Upper management decided to move our jobs off-shore and there went my job. My skills were getting rusty at that time so after 6 months of not finding a job, I went back to grad...
    swats999 swats999
    1 Response Jul 12, 2009

    Immigrants Versus Crusty Middle-age Veterans

    I have noticed that up here in the Portland, OR area all the Latino/Latinaimmigrants have secured jobs.  Some of them are from Guatamela (sic).Their English is good and they have a strong work ethic.I don't begrudge anyone at anytime landing a job.However, in Oregon there are...
    beargrease beargrease
    Mar 17, 2012

    Fired From Last 3 Jobs

    I have a college degree I cannot do anything with. I have also been fired from my last three jobs.  In this economy I can't find a job anywhere.  I broke, 40 years old and begging money from my parents. Makes me a little bit depressed.
    readsomething readsomething
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 10, 2009

    "You Look Fine."

    How I hate those words in the title!!!  According to the Veteran's Administration I am 110% disabled; according to the Social Security Administration, "just" 100%.  However, I have no apparent physical disabilities.  When people ask me what I do for a...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2009

    Am Unemployable

    My 1st Step Toward Becoming Unemployable: Wheels of Justice Make Odd Gyrations Written by Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat Gazette Octoberish 1995 Mark X Is in trouble, and he doesn't know what to do, maybe he deserves the trouble, maybe he is nothing more than a punk drug dealer...
    gwmgwm gwmgwm
    Sep 22, 2012

    53/transgendered/white Convicted Felon/overqualified/unverifiable Work History

       So let's start with being 53 years old. I used to have a good paying ,physically demanding job, that I became physically unable to be productive in. This caused my superiors to target me, and fight me tooth and nail every time my back became so painful that I...
    kaytrex kaytrex
    Aug 27, 2010

    Wonder If It's My Age, The Economy, Or Just "me?"

    I have been a stay at home Mom for almost 13 years now. I've raised 4 children, now it's time for me to get back out there. Started looking for work a year ago. I must have applied for almost 75-80 jobs, with only 6 interviews. On one interview, the manager told me that my...
    feemail001 feemail001
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

    Not Many Want To Employ A Ptsd N Depressed Person

    my paranoia is rampant ... I can easily fall into the voices of Joyce, Rick and Katy in my head and it goes on most days ... bunnypoeta, relatives, my sister and the story goes on... the centerlink need to know this that I am still spending up to 5 or more hours A DAY thinking...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    A Victim Of The Education System And An Corrupt Industry

    When I did my A levels and partially due to the awful teaching (we had an IT exam for Access and none of the teachers knew how to use it) as well as in retrospect me not being ready for or sure of what I was doing, I came back with some mediocre results. I remember asking my...
    0MadWatch0 0MadWatch0
    Jan 30, 2012

    I am 62 years old and I still don't know what

    color my damn parachute is. I have a masters in early childhood education, but have quit many jobs because of panic attacks. I've started an art co-op, but for the first 6 months, the aggressive type A's ran all over me and made my life miserable. Then they quit. (Good...
    danamarr danamarr
    66-70, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    Going On 15 Years........

    All my disabilities are emotional, mental. I have no real physical disabilities. I have weak knees, but lots of people do. My anxiety disorder & PTSD is the main concerns for me. If I could find a quiet, relatively stressfree job that I could do from home.... I'd jump...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 25, 2009

    31 Unemployable

    I am 31 years old with a reasonable education, with two working arms and legs. I have no mental disability or physical impairment. And I am completely and totally unemployable. There is no way I am ever going to find work and it is not my fault. I was thrown into a supermarket...
    riclopez riclopez
    Aug 25, 2013

    Job Crazy

    i have been in a spiral for the last 3 or 4 years of being unable to find a decent job.  i have taken jobs that are disasters waiting to happen and this is after a wonderful career that lasted for over for 30 years.  the jobs i have been able to get are laden with...
    cmcmcm cmcmcm
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Apr 17, 2010

    Hitting A Brick Wall

    I've always had poor-paying office jobs, even after I went back to school and received a BA in Management.  I found out fast that no one wants to give a clerical worker a chance to show they can do more than type and file.  In fact, it is to some companies' advantage to keep...
    Shorty8 Shorty8
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2012


    I was laid off Sept 2012.  The company I had worked for since 2000 had been sold to a bigger company.  People started getting laid off and locations closed.  It finally came my turn to be laid off.  Even though I have handled money and credit cards for the last 15 years...
    ChowChops ChowChops
    1 Response Apr 18, 2012

    Uh....Yep! I sure am!

    Im a waiting for the job that preciates my GED! (got enuff demercrats).But I reckon Ill be arite! Ah got a little land an I rekon Im gonna raise me some vegtables an sail em along the hyway! Afore spring gets here ill empty the out house an start a compost heep!
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    Aug 21, 2014

    I Was Fired Again For The 1000th Time.

    I apologize for misspellings. English isn't my 1st language.I suspect it may be my personality. I am the kind of person that I am extremely shy and with a high degree of introversion. I do not enjoy being close to people. I just don't like, sometimes, how people are, and...
    FtEustis2288 FtEustis2288
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

    Unemployable College Graduate

    I am unemployable. I graduated with a degree in communications but couldn't find a suitable job in that field so I went off to work as a claims processor. I was fired after two weeks. Next I worked as a person Friday for six months and was forced to quit so I wouldn't get fired...
    ChocolateChip ChocolateChip
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    They Say It'S About Quality, Right?

    I have been actively searching for a new job for 2 years now. Before that I ran my own business and before that I ran my own division with 20 people working for me. Substantial by our industry's standard. Unfortunately my business was too small to absorb the economic changes...
    Feb 4, 2013

    Since developing Chronic Heart Failure earlier

    this year I've had issues with confusion, cognitive speed and memory loss. From what I've read this is very common. I'm currently out of work and not looking because of the number of doctors appointments I have each week (four this week). Once this slows down I want to return...
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015

    I'm 44 and unemployable

    because I stayed home with my 4 and almost 2 year old girls. I was told by a 30 year old SOB at an employment agency that, "being a stay at home mom is good and all but it won't get me a job." I just got a my cosmetology license but have been turned down for all the salon jobs I...
    lucismom lucismom
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    I Googled "i Am Unemployable"

    Hola Amigos! I just recently discovered this website and I think it is fanTASTIC!!!! I'm rather shy by nature, so to make a long story short I'll just say that I think I am unemployable because I am 47 years old, kind of ugly, muy gringo, borderline obese, transgender, numerous...
    zindor zindor
    1 Response Dec 3, 2010

    Could It Be I'm Unemployable?

    I used to believe I was simply unemployed and getting a raw deal in the tough job market. I had skills and experience I wanted to improve and build up on. This time around I have reached the conclusion I am now unemployable. I'm not allowed to drive for medical reasons so that...
    millimi millimi
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2011

    The Crucible

    Another middle-age white male well-nigh 60 years old and well-nigh 3 years unemployment.Positions available:  customer service, ill-suited for this work.Five years experience janitorial.  Howbeit, custodial work now requires employeeto have their own vehicle and insurance.
    beargrease beargrease
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

    Unemployable - The Struggle

    At 46 years of age with at least 20 years of work experience you would think that this would not be the case. Unfortunately with things as they are now, gaps in your employment history gets your application kicked to the trash instantly. Just found out that focusing on the years...
    digitalmuse66 digitalmuse66
    46-50, F
    Dec 6, 2012
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