Yes. I lost my job of 15 years because my employer could no longer afford the rising price of fuel and insurance. I went to other similar companies and they were having the same difficulties. When I applied for a position they refused to take my experience into consideration and offered me their starting rate of $8.50 an hour. What a punch in the ribcage that was. Still, I didn't even get the job. 15 years apparently means nothing in this odd state of uncivility we are living in! Instead I have tried to get a job everywhere and anywhere else and am having no luck. Here is an example of what I am up against. One job I applied to through careerbuilder kept stats of applicants and sent them to me. There were 372 other applicants for this one position, all with an average of 3-6 years experience but living within an average of a 20 mile radius from the place! While the rich fat bastards of this nation complain about how high their taxes are I wish i could just find employement. Someone needs a wake up call.
Wow...thanks for sharing. I've written some tips on searching for jobs. Have you also tried Monster.com?
My job has been affected in numerous ways. Most notably, my employers are raising the standards on everything and micromanaging almost every aspect of our work lives. They have it in their head that they can easily look through their huge stack of applications, replace any one of us with someone else who will do twice the work at half of the pay. The sad truth of it is, it that they are right. I am hoping that this is cyclical and will come full circle soon. I am weary and at my wits end. I keep hitting my chin on the bar they have raised and soon I do not think I will be able to compete.
by StormRyder 8 years ago
I just read the average household income in the U.S dropped nearly $2000.00 dollars in 2009 to $48,500 for a household of two working people. Have you been affected by the economy? I know some of us here are in the U.K or other countries, how is the economy where you live?
by Alem Belton 7 years ago
Don't be afraid to let it out here, this economy is really bad so I know their are a lot of stories out there waiting to be heard. I would like to know how the economy has changed you, your life, and your mind. Also how are you dealing with it? What do you do to cope? Is it...
by Presigo 7 years ago
If health care reform increases taxes, will the economy be affected ?
by Joel 6 years ago
How has the economy affected your yard?A lot of people have tighter budgets and cannot spend as much money in today's economy. Have these tighter conditions affected the appearance of your yard? Do you not spend money on mulch, new plants, etc.
by ewbanks22 6 years ago
Why can't I seem to get the job application form to fill out ? II get sites to go on but never get the actual application to fill out , why is this , if going on-line is the only way to get hired by home-depot.
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