Discouraged 60 Year Old Man Seeks Help With No Expectations
by Steve Sammons
(Murray, KY, USA)
Good day. I am writing to you to let you know of my situation.
I have basically been out of work for about 10 years. I have applied to over 400 jobs in this length of time and have not been able to get a single job.
No answers at all, so that tells me something… that I am too old or over qualified to get any job except maybe picking up dog poop, even though I have a college degree in business management and over 30 years of supervision experience
Well it doesn't bode very well for a proud man to be beat down by the system like this. I have even been trying to sell real estate.
But I have not sold a piece of property in nearly a year. And it is strictly commission work. I still have to pay all the fees and dues that go along with being a real estate associate.
But the federal government took care of this type of employment. Know that my wife works and has a pretty good job. And she gives me money to get along.
But how do you think it feels for a grown man to have to ask his wife for money to buy a big Mac or a tank of gas for the car. I will tell you it doesn't sit very well.
I need to leave my wife and family for a number of reasons, but I don't have the money to do so. So I have to live and take the abuse that is handed out to me.
It's just not good for a man that has worked all his life and then at a certain age, have nothing to fall back on to take care of himself.
I will be eligible to draw social security at 62. But what do I do from now to then? There are a lot of things that go into all this too lengthy to tell.
It doesn't matter anyway because you probably won't be able to help me, but I thought I'd let you know how some people have to live. Thank you. Steve Sammons.