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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-07 02:09 PM
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8. disagree about the 21st century
Old people are always getting good jobs, imo, as long as they have a track record of good jobs. I know of a couple examples, both women (hmmm). One retired from the Sherrif's department. Later I see that she is now Director of an Arts Center. Not sure how she qualified for that, other than by the connections she made working for the Sherrif's department. Another retired as a teacher and then got a good-paying government job on the base. So here are these people, with retirement income greater than my working income and then they get good-paying jobs on the side. :banghead: Meanwhile I resigned my master's degreed self to a career as a janitor, because this :banghead: was adversely impacting my quality of life. "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change."
Also, I swear this town, where I bought a house, must be the worst place to look for employment. Because of the base, it is crawling with retired officers. So there they are, in their forties, just like me, and many are looking for jobs. Only instead of just degrees, they have degrees and connections, military and veterans preference, twenty years of experience and training, security clearances, and so on. All that, plus decent retirement income and benefits. Is it any wonder that I cannot even get interviews, much less jobs?
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