Its All New to Me

I am 43 , I have always worked hard all of my life. This is the first time I have been out of work this long , going on 2 months now .I just cant believe it.
west9790 west9790
41-45, M
3 Responses Oct 26, 2007

I know what you mean it has been about that long for me too. I have never in my life had this much trouble finding work and I am 46 now have lots of experience. The one thing I have noticed is when I do apply for jobs just how many other people are waiting to fill out an app. for the same job. I think its a matter of being in the right place at the right time...

I have been in the fast food industry all my life. Recently, I have been forced to realize that, even at fast food restaurants, a background will hamper your job prospects. I have been out of trouble for 12 years, and have been told, 5 times in two weeks, that I have too much of a background. Must I suffer for a mistake for the rest of my life?

I've been out of regular work for over 5 years. I don't know what employers want but it doesn't seem to be me. I hope you find something soon.