After searching for 10 months and 12 days I think I might have finally found a job. Last March I was forced to quit my job with a major seed company when I could not offer the level of undeserved respect that a newly hired Army Colonel that was used to dealing with recruits felt he deserved in civilian life. Maybe I caused my job loss or maybe it was just time to move on, whichever it has been a long year.
My wife was forced by her work ethic to leave her position as a 911 Communications Specialist when she experienced a loss of hearing and was having difficulties hearing the callers and did not want to send much needed help to the wrong address. Her center was not willing to work with her to help her find a position where she would not have to depend on being able to hear and understand emergency callers. This happened in July of last year. She has still not been able to find any work. She holds a Masters in Business Administration. Her degree is more of a hindrance to her finding work because when she applies for the lower paying jobs they won’t even consider her because they feel she is over qualified. When she applies for the jobs in her field they say she lacks experience.
On the other hand I hold a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology and Computer Systems, so just what is my new job? I’m glad you asked! I am going back to driving a truck! After returning to school and earning my degree I discovered that companies do not want to hire 50 year old computer geeks, it is a kid’s business.
You may be wondering why I am writing this… well I am writing to let everyone know that if you have a job, even if you hate it, don’t leave unless you know for certain that you have something else to turn to. Our credit is shot, we may lose our home and cars and I don’t know if this job will be enough to save us. Neither my wife nor I could get unemployment so we have been living on savings and we both had to cash in our 401K.
It is my dream to earn enough on this job that I will be able to afford a box of WWB 9mm so I can go take out some of my frustrations at the range. But alas there are obligations to be met before that can happen. Thanks for letting me rant.