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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

79 months ago

Pat, I am almost the same boat. I'm heading toward retirment and looking for a position and nothing has developed. I have been putting in resumes and applications from Oct. 07 to Jan.08. I refused to submit any more applications after January so here I sit wondering what my next move should be. I found a job,perfectly fits my background, was rejected but it's re-opened. So do I re-submit or not? Good luck and hang in there.

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Mary Ann in North Haven, Connecticut

79 months ago

Hey, don't feel that bad. I have been looking for a job for 11 months as of yesterday and have applied to at least 65 places either on line or at least 25 face to face interviews.
The last one really frustrated me. I was TOTALLY qualified because I have transcription experience which is what they are looking for. The manager told me it came down to me and one other person. They chose the other person because she was "already in the company and they knew her..." Well how about giving someone else a job?
So, don't feel bad. These companies don't know what they are missing.
We shall move on and take each day as it comes. As long as we are still breathing, have a roof over our heads, have family who will help up, we will survive!
Mary Ann

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Pat in Lehighton, Pennsylvania

79 months ago

Thanks for the response. I will hang in there....

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Mary Ann in North Haven, Connecticut

79 months ago

Boy, I thought I was being mistreated. That is deplorable. The only job I got offered after being an Admin. Asst. for 10 years and a legal secretary for 8 years and after searching for 10 months was for a customer service rep. job, $8.00 an hour and the place was disgusting to work in. I was the oldest person in the place. I took it, but only lasted six days and I'm sure you know why. I will not degrade myself that low after all my years of experience.

Take care and as many people have said to me and I STILL believe it, things will work out in the end (they always do) and something good is coming your way soon.

Think positive and positive things will happen. Believe me! Have you heard about The Secret?

Mary Ann

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

79 months ago

Displaced, well written! I would like to add "let them walk in our shoes" for a wee bit than maybe the truth will be known about age discrimination. It's there but no one out and out speaks about it directly, it's like a dirty little secret. Shhhh no one will know we are practicing age discrimination...

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

79 months ago

lol,,, well, we can cal it A Book of One Theory, can't we? I mean it's only a theory, we have no idea what we are talking about. I'm old, I can't work because someone out there thinks at a certain age our brains stop - is that a theory?

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Mary Ann in North Haven, Connecticut

79 months ago

Talk about "negative energy". If you don't deal in it, why do you talk about it so much? I believe in faith.

So there! Go on being negative and only negative things will come to you.

Good luck in any event.

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Linda Sharp in Cornelius, North Carolina

79 months ago

Listen ladies positive thinking is great for the moral, however, I have yet to see it put money in the checking account when it was bare. I have see elderly with the utmost faith, and being positive, while at the same time standing in a grocery store

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Linda Sharp in Cornelius, North Carolina

79 months ago

Linda Sharp in Cornelius, North Carolina said: Listen ladies positive thinking is great for the moral, however, I have yet to see it put money in the checking account when it was bare. I have see elderly with the utmost faith, and being positive, while at the same time standing in a grocery store deciding where to keep the soup, coffee, milk or another item; because they could not afford them all. Some items had to go. God love them sometimes being positive does not pay the bill. A person could starve to death being positive, waiting for someone to give them a chance, if your power is going to be turned off on Monday and you have no job nor money, positive is not going to fix it, same with the folks losing their homes. Being positive only goes so far. If you need bread and you don't have it nor the money, I don't feel that going to bed with a positive mind is going to make it appear the next morning in the cabinet. A fact is a fact. The ones whom need the positive attitude are those who are rejecting resumes of those qualified for positions, instead of thinking over the hill washed out, they should think positive and give experience a try. And that is all I have to say about that.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

79 months ago

Mary Ann in North Haven, Connecticut said: Talk about "negative energy". If you don't deal in it, why do you talk about it so much? I believe in faith.

So there! Go on being negative and only negative things will come to you.

Good luck in any event.

It's my choice isn't it? If you hold in all your negativity you only get bitter. Let it all hang out!!

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Mary Ann in North Haven, Connecticut

79 months ago

Sure it's your choice. Mine was just a positive suggestion.

I like thinking positive. It makes me feel great and then more positive things happen. You should try it!!!!!!!!! Things could always be worse.

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ladycascadia in Halsey, Oregon

78 months ago

Ok, so age discrimination does happen, but some of the problem may NOT be age. Some of it could be your attitude. If you're going in there with a defensive mindset, or prejudicial against younger people that might also work against you. Plus having a negative or bitter attitude ages you more. Like it or not, employers want a happy, youthful mindset. You don't have to be 21 to have that. I'm 47 and I have it...because I work at it.

Some ideas:

Have any of you considered revamping your image? Think about coloring your hair if it's going gray or getting a new style if you've won the same one for 20 years? If you wear glasses, consider contacts or younger looking lenses? Maybe you could lose some weight or at least start exercising more to firm up what you got. If you can afford it, and have no problem with it, consider getting Botox. Get your teeth whitened...nothing shows age faster than teeth. Look at your wardrobe...does it look "old" or "dowdy?" What about bringing it up to date? Try the book How not to look old and that may give you some good ideas...or find an image consultant at a local department store to help you pick out flattering but more youthful looking work clothes.

Maybe you can revamp the resume to play down the years, but play up the experience...use a functional resume instead. Demonstrate to a potential employer you're computer savvy and are energetic...

and most importantly, DON'T GIVE UP. Best of luck to everyone here.

p.s. I work for a company where 2/3 of the employees got hired after age 40...so I KNOW it can be done.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

78 months ago

ladycascadia in Halsey, Oregon: Have haircolored, updated clothing but refuse to get Botox! My teeth are white, I have a manicure and a pedicure with plain polish nothing flashy. Still not job, so you think Botox is the answer?

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

78 months ago

I already have an hour glass figure! Maybe I should be a chippendalette?

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Creative Consulting Team in Dallas, Texas

78 months ago

Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida said: ladycascadia in Halsey, Oregon: Have haircolored, updated clothing but refuse to get Botox! My teeth are white, I have a manicure and a pedicure with plain polish nothing flashy. Still not job, so you think Botox is the answer?

yeah, instant answer: Botox in a form of boosting up your self-esteem. I am 100% natural and I love every wrinkle. Age is not important if you're applying for the right job ad if employer wants you to work there. Of course, decent grooming won't hurt anyone.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

78 months ago

Get a visual going here ok? Mae West with Botox lips!! "come up and see me tumtime". Big lips arenot the answer to landing a job. I agree with Dallas Texas, love my wrinkles!

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Creative Consulting Team in Dallas, Texas

78 months ago

Displaced Legal Professional in Denver, Colorado said: I don't know about Botox, but, otherwise, you don't know what you're talking about.

What is 'the right' job for your age? See, even asking and reading such silly question place paradox. Of course, if in job ad is stated that they are looking for candidates up to 35, and you are e.g. 37, you won't apply, no?

It is all about strategy and having self-confidence in yourself. Being overqualified can be a burden (sometimes), but any good recruiter will recognize the true values in potential employee. No matter black circles around the eyes, or non-symmetric eyes.
If understand you want to be paid commensurate with your expertize, in that case talk to your boss, communicate the issue, if it's not working - look for another job.

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Mary Ann in North Haven, Connecticut

78 months ago

I agree with you totally. I have been asking far less than what I am worth and still cannot get the job. My problem is not that they see how old I am by my social security number, but by my hands, which have done tons of typing over the years and they look like the hands of an older woman. This was my life'work for many years. Also, I have a disability from birth and walk with a cane. I have no pain and can do the job with no problem at all. I still have my experience and everything else it takes to do a good job. Who will hire someone who they think will fall on the job or have problems down the road?
Another point brought up to me by my very wise brother who is an attorney is that what employer wants to hire someone who they think will retire in two or three years. I don't WANT to retire, I WANT TO WORK and can work, God willing for another twenty years.

Any comments on this one>!!!!!!!!!!

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narai in Cranston, Rhode Island

78 months ago

Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida said: HUH??? I have no interest in what the younger generation says when it comes to work ethics. 90% of our youth have no idea about ethics or morals. The other 10% do. That is a small percentage but at least they know right from wrong. The younger generation shugs everything off and do whatever they like to do for themselves, self-gratification. I did my job, I worked o/t without compensation to make sure my days work was not left undone. I came in early, left late and the younger co-workers got the raises, got away with more at work (they didn't work). My pay raise wasn't there then I was told it would be. A younger co-worker got a raise because she demanded it from the employee. I didn't, guess that was my fault, I didn't run into the manager and yell and scream I WANT A RAISE OR I LEAVE. I quit instead, wrong? maybe to some, but if you are treated like an piece of trash because of your age that has nothing to offer then you leave. Younger workers contributions at work do not go unnoticed, mature workers contributions do!! Back stabbing? Yes it goes on all the time with the younger worker. Mature/older whatever you want to call us, we do not back stab!! We are open, we are trustworthy but again we are OLD!! That is the point!! Am I bitter and angry, you bet I am. I never thought workers in our generation were treated this horrible way. Guess I was naive.

and you've come to this conclusion how? Did you do research and observe 90% of the "young" workers in the world's population. If you want a raise, then you need to tell your supervisor why you deserve one. You can't just sit back and expect to get a raise without showing why. Are you an asset to the company or do you just take up space? As for backstabbing, I have seen it from younger workers and older workers, I don't beleive that statement is accurate about older people not backstabbing at work. People are mean-spirited, and the

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narai in Cranston, Rhode Island

78 months ago

Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida said: HUH??? I have no interest in what the younger generation says when it comes to work ethics. 90% of our youth have no idea about ethics or morals. The other 10% do. That is a small percentage but at least they know right from wrong. The younger generation shugs everything off and do whatever they like to do for themselves, self-gratification. I did my job, I worked o/t without compensation to make sure my days work was not left undone. I came in early, left late and the younger co-workers got the raises, got away with more at work (they didn't work). My pay raise wasn't there then I was told it would be. A younger co-worker got a raise because she demanded it from the employee. I didn't, guess that was my fault, I didn't run into the manager and yell and scream I WANT A RAISE OR I LEAVE. I quit instead, wrong? maybe to some, but if you are treated like an piece of trash because of your age that has nothing to offer then you leave. Younger workers contributions at work do not go unnoticed, mature workers contributions do!! Back stabbing? Yes it goes on all the time with the younger worker. Mature/older whatever you want to call us, we do not back stab!! We are open, we are trustworthy but again we are OLD!! That is the point!! Am I bitter and angry, you bet I am. I never thought workers in our generation were treated this horrible way. Guess I was naive.

and the best thing to do is to ignore the gossip going on at work, do the best job that you can, and stop stereotyping the younger generation. I'm 23 years old, have faced age discrimination, and yes it does happen on both sides of the board. Older workers may not get hired because companies want to hire cheap labor or someone who is inexperienced and will do whatever they want; but, younger workers may miss out on a position because they lack experience and some certain older people, (not all) assume that we have no ethics, are lazy,

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narai in Cranston, Rhode Island

78 months ago

Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida said: HUH??? I have no interest in what the younger generation says when it comes to work ethics. 90% of our youth have no idea about ethics or morals. The other 10% do. That is a small percentage but at least they know right from wrong. The younger generation shugs everything off and do whatever they like to do for themselves, self-gratification. I did my job, I worked o/t without compensation to make sure my days work was not left undone. I came in early, left late and the younger co-workers got the raises, got away with more at work (they didn't work). My pay raise wasn't there then I was told it would be. A younger co-worker got a raise because she demanded it from the employee. I didn't, guess that was my fault, I didn't run into the manager and yell and scream I WANT A RAISE OR I LEAVE. I quit instead, wrong? maybe to some, but if you are treated like an piece of trash because of your age that has nothing to offer then you leave. Younger workers contributions at work do not go unnoticed, mature workers contributions do!! Back stabbing? Yes it goes on all the time with the younger worker. Mature/older whatever you want to call us, we do not back stab!! We are open, we are trustworthy but again we are OLD!! That is the point!! Am I bitter and angry, you bet I am. I never thought workers in our generation were treated this horrible way. Guess I was naive.

and just live for backstabbing our coworkers. Just a thought, it could be considered backstabbing on your part posting your message as it seems to me you are talking about your younger coworkers behind their backs. Just a thought.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

78 months ago

Thanks Displaced, I couldn't have said it better. Posting/talking/emailing behind a co-workers back? Nope read the post, I quit!! I got tired of the Starbucks coffee runs, I got tired of the oh I only had three drinks with lunch, Oh I'll be right there, I have to talk to my boyfriend, hey come over here look at this porn!! I quit and some day youngin' you will understand what it's like. Yes, there is age discrimination with the younger genration but it's hardly noticeable. The older generation are laughed at in stores (either as a customer or employee),pushed aside when it comes to promotions,and not hired because we reached "THAT" age. Enough said, have a great day

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narai in Cranston, Rhode Island

78 months ago

I don't see how my comment is absurd, I said it right you are backstabbing. Just because you post it on indeed.com does not mean that you were woman enough to say it to your coworker's face. Honestly, if I felt a coworker was slacking off, I would let them know in a respectful manner. I don't beleive in acting childish and coming to the conclusion that a person acts a certain way because of their age. You know I am right because you feel you have to justify your behavior by stating that "younger workers can read it on here". Yes, it's a free country and everyone is entitled to their own opinions, however, some opinions are just way too stupid to ignore. You keep on stereotyping the younger generation and you always keep saying that older workers do not backstab people, but I see it everyday at work and I have enough guts to talk to my coworkers if I have a problem with them so I don't have to act like a catty child and post negative things about them online. Also, where did you get your statistics from? Was it an actual statistic or just your silly statistic? I doubt it's fact. Also, a reason older workers may not be as marketable as a younger worker is because the some of the older generation are stubborn, set in their ways, and do not adapt to change. I have noticed that older workers may not be up to date with current technology and do not want to learn how to use it. But notice, I am not making up fake statictics to back up my claim. Now enough is said, have a good day.

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Rabelais in Peck, Kansas

78 months ago

Deep breath time.
Poor Narai. I'm with ya, though you should not have swallowed the bait. These flame wars (do they still call it "flaming"?) so easily break out when the world view is restricted to the computer screen. I'm guilty of it myself; getting so emotionally involved with proving my point that I forget to consider alternative points of view.
I have found it instructive to talk, face-to-face, with other people who have gone through a similar, but much more poignant, experience regarding equal employment opportunity, fair wages and respect in the workplace, specifically African-American men and women who continue to struggle to banish the foolishness of discrimination forever to the ash heap of history.
To distill my understanding, the first small steps were achieved not by complaining about it but by doing something about it.
"Doing something" involved uniting across small differences and forming a larger, nationwide, demand for justice. Justice was not achieved by those in Watts claiming they had been more grievously wronged than those in Mobile, it was advanced slowly through clear and constant demands that our government enforce the laws already on the books.
This talk of gossip and backstabbing does not dignify the question of what is to be done about true and verifiable age discrimination in the United States and I would urge you who have personal issues here to take a moment and try to seek a solution for our nation as a whole. Otherwise, the status quo wins internecine atrition.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

78 months ago

Flaming? Nope not here, just a different point of view. Think it's called venting but then again what do I know. I'm just unemployed due to my age. I'm old, can't get a job and fed up.

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Patricia in Columbia, South Carolina

78 months ago

You need to check out and get your information straight before you make a comment. We are NOT a pyramid scheme but a solid 16 year old #1 in our field of benefits....but I will not argue. It seems some of you folks have nothing else better to do out there than to just sit around to watch what others say and make hateful comments but......good day!!!

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

78 months ago

Patricia, Most of us sitting around here on the computer are looking for jobs. We do not sit here to gather information like some of the others do. We vent, we read what others are going through. If Displaced is upset over whatever, he has the right to say whatever (within the boundaries of Indeed's guidelines). I for one will not sell insurance of any kind. I'd rather just read the posts and offer my own experiences with jobs. Get your facts straight before you make a comment and it seems to me that you have no work to do or you wouldn't be here on this forum posting your comments. Is business that slow?

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Patricia in Columbia, South Carolina

78 months ago

No work is great. I do this part time and it is NOT insurance!!! You need to get your facts straight. I usually do not say anything on this forum becuase I have been reading lately without saying anything at all and some of you people are some of the most cruel or unhappiest folks I have ever seen. In fact, I feel sorry for allot of you and the ones you blast. But...when I do make a comment, I usually end up helping somone out there so I will take the insults to help one. I always know what it is going to be on this forum. I work two jobs and I have been with my first one for 26 years and love both of what I do. Good luck to you all. Thanks

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PAC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

77 months ago

I agree with all of you ... I am in the 50 some range of age and I still have the skills. I have been hired for some jobs in the past but, for some reason they did not work out. But, sometimes when you go on some on these interviews they waist your time interviewing you knowing that they want someone younger. And sometimes it depends on the company -I have found out that some companies prefer the more "mature or seasoned" employees because: "we have the knack, know-how, finesse, class, skllls, and get to work on time type of additude and not talking on the their cell phones or wearing jeans or seductive attire in a professional setting type of employee." I have started seeking out websites that cater to "us" so to speak, one is RetiredBrains.com, SeniorJobBank.com, AARP, Walmart, Giant, Safeway. Stores such as these do not discriminate. What I do is submit my resume not knowing what age they want or care and if called walk in their with all my qualities that I always had even when I was in 20 thru 45yrs. and hope for the best, sometimes you never know.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

PAC, thanks for sharing those websites. Never heard of them before.

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PAC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

77 months ago

You can also type in into your browser, as I have done on many occasions,
"Jobs for Senior Citizens in the Rhode Island area" and see what you come up with, it should give you some helpful links. One more that you can try out as well that's especially for senior citizens is: National Older Workers Career Center - NOWCC.org - they have openings in all states. Will send others if I see any new ones. Good Luck.

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PAC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

77 months ago

PAC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland said: You can also type in into your browser, as I have done on many occasions,
"Jobs for Senior Citizens in the Florida area" and see what you come up with, it should give you some helpful links. One more that you can try out as well that's especially for senior citizens is: National Older Workers Career Center - NOWCC.org - they have openings in all states. Will send others if I see any new ones. Good Luck.[

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Thanks again PAC - seems the best information is coming from the general population instead of other websites that I have looked at.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Hi Hannie = is that the insurance company you work for?

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Hannie, sorry I didn't realize it was a travel site. My friend did that and there was no income from it other then a few friends and family members. She even made a pitch at work and everyone got turned off by her. She tried to push the same website on co-workers and it nearly cost her her job because everyone got fed up with it. It cost her more money for the fees that the company charages for their website but you are the "owner". I hope you do better.

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Me in Columbia, South Carolina

77 months ago

You mean in my business there is no money in it??? I am confused??? I am making a good income but I am interested in what you are saying??? I take off my vacations mainly off my income taxes and that is an extreme help and so much in taxes for a home business....are we talking about the same thing?? Just wondering...have a great day and thanks for your imput

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Me in Columbia, South Carolina

77 months ago

Hi I never worked for an insurance company . I had a business with health benefits??? Is that what you are talking about????

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Me in Columbia, South Carolina

77 months ago

You know what.,...I have been waiting on you......I really put this out there just for you so you will have something to do...you are probably one of the most hatefuless folk I have ever ran across but you will be very happy and delighted to know that I lost my other business in which I had gotten up real high in the company because of new laws in S.C. Sooooooooo does that make you very happy...for apparently you have nothing else to do but to sit around and thrive on others sorrow.....you must have a miserable life. I knew YOU would have something to say becuase you have to put your little mind into everyone's business!!!!! You are a JOKE!!! That is okay because I will not be on here anymore becuase I do not need folks like you!!!!! I hope I have made your day because this has ben extremely hard for me losing what I lost. I worked very hard to get where I was for almost a year to lose in one day!!! I cried for 3 days to make you even more happy so go ahead and gloat all you want. That make's you happy...All you have ever done whenever I say anything on here is try to tear me down but in some ways you have won but I don't give up easy and I'm up and going again... I am 55 years old but I WILL NOT sit around and whine like YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go ahead and jump in there and make my day some more and make yourself feel big for I doubt you have many friends to build you up or family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have felt very sorry for others you have torn down over the months but didn't say anything for I knew whenever I did, you'd be after me also......Why don't you get a life or I'm sorry...this is your life?????

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Me in Columbia, South Carolina

77 months ago

The company is still great.....they can not help what the legislators do in S.C. I would still be with them making good money like the rest of the US and my good friends....some of the folks moved . If you want to say the joke is on me....so be it....doesn't bother me. I've had a great time helping lots of folks with their health care ( and will still stay with the company to do that end of the business) that can not afford insurance and it is not by all means a scam or the company would not be in business for 16 years nor the #1 health care benefits company in the nations.....where do you get your information since you "think" you are so smart??? Oh yes,,,it is not a pyramid either.....didn't you know that is illegal and I think if they have been in busiones for 16 years that would have been found out by now??? What do you do....spend your days wanting to hurt folks...you are very SAD as I said...but I knew that a long time ago....I am most grateful for my job and besides it isn't a job for I enjoy it greatly and make a great income from it. However, my family has greater needs medically and taking and raising two grandchildren and a husband who is in his sevenites require more......I enjoy everything I do or I wouldn't do it. But that is neither here nor there......good luck to you....whatever it is YOU do?????? This has been most enlightening...I've told others about this site so I guess they are enjoying all of this....because I told them to watch your comments so yes,....you have an audience so go to it!!!! Make their DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

I'm so dang confused here!! Hannie is Patricia and has a travel website? Right? Ok if that is correct, I'm sorry I am only telling you what I know to be a fact about a friend. Didn't mean to hurt anyone here. Displaced I think I need a vacation!! lol...Calgon take me away!! ll

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CE in Jersey City, New Jersey

77 months ago

All, quite frankly, some of you sound like bitter, self-pitying people that most employers would avoid hiring at all costs. Check your attitude. It might be contributing more to your employment dilemma than you think.

I'm an employer and small business owner who would love to hire a mature and experienced worker if I could afford the salary. I look for people who are enthusiastic, open to new ideas, not locked into old approaches, eager to learn, and eager to achieve. That's not age-specific. I've run into recent college grads who think they know it all, and I've hired older workers who think my flexibility means they can take advantage of early retirement while on salary. And on the other side, I've had older workers who made fantastic employees and young grads who worked hard and earned promotions. It's not age. It's attitude, experience, willingness to learn. Also, it's about COST. Some businesses simply can't afford the kind of salaries older, experienced workers demand.

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Hannie in North Carolina

77 months ago

Hi you didn't hurt me....I can tell you don't set out to hurt folks....best of luck to you and yes....I don't know what the big deal is??? Hannie and Patricia are the same...what's the big deal Some folks make it their business to find out everything they can I guess....din't have anything else to do???? but I am out of here....bye

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Displaced, are we old and bitter? mmmm I don't think sooooo! Telling it like it really is for us "oldies" is hard to believe. Some people do not realize what we "oldies" face each day when it comes to interviews. I can't hide my face under a veil unless I move out of the country (another issue lol) so here I am out there with my wrinkles and all!!Displaced, they just don't understand so I give up trying to explain. They will see what is like when they hit our age.

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Mary Ann in Wallingford, Connecticut

77 months ago

Hey - Doesn't anyone want to congratulate me on getting a job after over a year or do you people still want to go on whining and complaining? I am not going to receive any more of these stupid responses. They are SO unwelcome to my email box and SO BORING.

Good Luck still to all of you. Hang in there and have faith and determination.

Mary Ann

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Disiplaced, yes I did, thank you!!
See I got it figured out with Mary Ann - 1. When she wasn't working she was posting because she enjoyed the threads. She liked responding and reading them.
2. Now that she has a job she thinks we are nuts!
Did the job go to her head? I think sooo. Like - nanana I am woking you are not so there!!

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Wilson Mizner (1876–1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4, Alva Johnson (1953).

Also attributed to the comic Jimmy Durante.

See I pay attention lol

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

77 months ago

Ok will check up on Neil Rogers! Thanks Displaced!!

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i'm called yaya in Chicago, Illinois

77 months ago

angela mugnaini in Springfield, Virginia said: Right on! There is much to be said about experience, just because you turn 5o does not mean you are dead to the world...
Younger employees are cheao labor, thats why they are hired

YEA! the exp. talk but sometimes they see you with alots of exp. they put Over qualify on the apllication i went thru that exp.already i see it with the exp; not really the age. ok BYe yaya from chicago illinois!!

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MILO in West Greenwich, Rhode Island

77 months ago

METTIE KENNEDY in Upper Sandusky, Ohio said: WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR A RETIRED PERSON TO FIND PART-TIME WORK EVEB AT MINIMAL WAGES. YOU GET ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSE OR RESPECT FOR YOU AGE EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE TRYING TO HELP YOURSELF TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR S.S AND NOT BE RELIABLE FOR YOUR OWN CARE ON OTHER PEOPLE. YES, I CAN'T LIFT HEAVY OBJECTS, BUT THAT DOESN'T EFFECT MY BRAIN OR THE DESIRE TO BE A RELIABLE TRUSTWORTHY PERSON. YET I SEE PEOPLE (TEENAGERS) HIRED BEFOR AND AFTER MY APPLICATIONS AND THE NEXT TIME I GO TO THAT SAME BUSINESS, THER WILL INVARIABLY BE ANOTHER NEW TEEN AGER. DO THE BUSINESSES LIKE THIS BIG TURNOVER, OR DO THET REALLY EVEN NEED ANYONE TO BEGIN WITH ? I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE TIME THAT YOU COULD DO A PERSONAL INTERVIEW AND WALK OUT FEELING SATISFIED THAT YOU HAD A GREEAT ONE ON ONE CHANCE FOR A JOB AND WASN'T LEFT HANGING OR WAITING FOR A CALL, AND FIND OUT LATER THEY HIRED SOMEONE. IT IS A WASTE OF YOUR TIME AND GAS NOT TO SAY THE LEAST.
THANKS, FEELING BETTER HAVING SAID THIS,
METTIE

Mettie,

BEEN GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING AND I'M NOT RETIRED. I'M 57 YEARS OLD AND HAVE APPLIED FOR AT LEAST 200 JOBS AND NO RESPONSE. THEY GO AFTER THE YOUNGER PEOPLE TODAY. WE WORK JUST AS HARD IF NOT HARDER. HAVE NO JOB AND THEY DON'T CARE

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Aardvark

75 months ago

I have to stop reading here on page 2 because I am laughing so hard at what I am reading that I don't have the patience to keep reading to the last page in order to finally comment. I'm reading about having positive thinking versus negative thinking. Heck, 'wishful' thinking worked for me! LOL Seriously, my sister has been looking for a job since October 2007. Each time she fills out an application or sends in a resume she will call me up and say that she thinks that this job will finally be "the one". When it doesn't pan out the way she thought then she says that it wasn't meant to be and that soon a job will come her way that is meant just for her. I on the other hand seem to be a little bit of a pessimist and recently had begun looking for a job for myself. I sent out 3 resumes and 2 contacted me for an interview. After the first interview for both companies they both called me within hours of each other wanting a second interview. After going for the second interviews for both companies they both called 2 days later within 1/2 hour of each other saying they would like to hire me. I did however, come away with the feeling that I was going to get the job, for both jobs. No more than 10 minutes had passed when I said to my sister that I wish I would get a call first for the job I really wanted before the other one calls because I was going to say yes to the first one that called me back. And my wishful thinking worked, lol. The job that I wanted the most called me first with the good news...within the next half hour the other job called and I had to turn them down. So, sad to say my sister is still looking for a job after 9 months yet staying positive about it. I didn't think I was going to get a job this quickly quite frankly because it seemed everything was going wrong for me lately and I was preparing myself for a long wait. I guess I have a lot of wishful thinking to do on behalf of my sister!

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