Thirty Nine And Nowhere To Go

I was fired today after only two weeks. Employer told me that I did not have the skill set to be an electrician even though I have done this most of my life. Also said I was a person that was not worth his time or effort to be employed with his company. I have been on a downward spiral ever since leaving the military in 1999. Seems everytime I think I have a grasp on a job the rug gets pulled out from under me. I am now believing that I am broken somehow. But I can't seem to figure it out. Here I sit 39 years old, two kids and a wife and I can't be the man I want my boys to be. How do others pick themselves up from this or even look in the mirror. If failing was a job I would make millions. This confession isn't meant for sympathy from others. Just to vent and hopefully find help from others. Thanks for listening :)
istherealite istherealite
36-40, M
3 Responses Dec 6, 2012

Undelt with issues from the past, and only you will know what they are.

You can start your own business. There are nonprofits out there that support entrepreneurs with technical support, trainings, and capital including grants.

I was held accountable for someone elses f** up that I had nothing to do with. Each day I did as was asked. I knew what this job meant to my family.