Saturday, April 20, 2013
Well i gained two pounds this week probably because I ate too many calories and did not exercise enough. I have a Casual Essay to do this week. i have to write about a problem or event going on in the world and then state the cause of why it is happening. I read an article on Yahoo this week about people being unemployed for six months or longer and that employers will not hire them even if they have more experience than ones who have been out of work less time or ones who hop from job to job. They think their skills are out of date and that they cannot function in the work market anymore. Assuming that they would not know how to handle themselves in interviews or in the work area because of the psychological impact of being out of work so long. This definitely put me in a funk after reading this article; and this is the one I have chosen to write about as well. I have a quadruple whammy here; one I do not drive, two I am over 50, three I have been unemployed for going on a three years,and four i do not have that much job experience. Someone posted in the comments the original site about lying on your application and saying you were self employed or had your own company. But do they really think the employers will not find out that they are lying. It appears to me that the government needs to step in here and give incentives to companies to hire these people. It is not helping our economy by having all these people still unemployed. Never heard back from the grocery store yet about the deli or bakery jobs we applied for either. But someone told me that a person who works there said they had a lot of people apply. That tells me that our chances are slim because neither of us worked in a grocery store before. But also I know form past experience that our food stamps will be cut back once i get a job too. How the heck do they expect us to live? It seems they want us to be under their thumbs all the time. Next month I am supposed to get a call from them again about the food stamps. Hope the one who took over does not ask about college. I only got back 1,000 in a refund never got the $499. They are still holding onto my daughter's refund yet.