by Blu Berry
October 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm in Work & Money by Blu Berry
I lost my job at age 62 and my life is in such turmoil. I have been unemployed since May and nothing on the horizon. I feel so lost.
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Bobbie said on October 13, 2009
I know how hard this is. Believe it or not it is happening to nurses too! I have been without a job for the last two months. They do not want to hire us back at the salaries we have worked so hard to get to. They want to start us back at lower salaries. It is the pits!! We have bills for the salaries we were making. I am sorry to hear about it. Natalie 2 is right. Get on line and get involved with things like JobCircle and Careers.com etc. I have found JobCircle to be very good and even better than Careers.com.
Marsha Loves CORE4 said on October 18, 2009
I also work with several nurses and would love to chat with you too. Feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to share more information with you.
yaya said on October 13, 2009
This is devastating what type of work are you interested in, I have a home based business, a residual income, I know many people that have taken this and are now earning great income. Let me know if you would like to hear more
rosewood said on October 13, 2009
yaya, I would like to get more info on your home based business as i am also out of a job and looking for something I can do from home on my computer.
yaya said on October 16, 2009
Rosewood you can do both at home, phone and on your computer, would you like some more information
Lynsky said on October 14, 2009
May I ask what type of business you have? and for how long? thank you.
yaya said on October 15, 2009
I have a successful Network Marketing business I am looking for people who are prosperity minded people who can work independentaly I would love to talk to you my email address is email@example.com
Lynsky said on October 17, 2009
Thank you so much for your email addy – will be in touch!
yaya said on October 18, 2009
Looking forward to talking to you
Lynsky said on October 18, 2009
great – thank you again – I look forward to hearing from you –
Blu Berry said on October 14, 2009
Ya Ya Yes I would like very much to hear what you are into.
It is a network marketing but no pressure but my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
carolfoofoo said on October 14, 2009
so sorry. just remember god has a plan for you and you will make it. you must believe in yourself.
I lost my job at age 60 and believe me, I know what you mean and how you feel. Financially I am destroyed and when I lost my job, my husband also lost his job! Six months after that, my husband passed away – unexpectedly – so needless to say, my entire world has shattered around me – mentally, emotionally, financially……should I go on???
Dear Lynsky, I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s sudden death. That is so much harder when it is unexpected. I also have been financially destroyed and am trying to keep my house out of foreclosure at present.
I am 62 but my husband is 83 and all we now have left after this recession nightmare due to losses in the market , 401 K etc is his social security and a lot of medical expense. I currently have Unemployment but that is hardly enough to even make it by with.
This housing nightmare dealing with the bank etc has been so emotionally draining. I just want it over with to get some peace back in my life. So I do certainly empathize with you.
What area of the country are you located in and what type of work did you do?
I will keep you in my thought and prayers.
Lynsky said on October 15, 2009
I completely empathize with you in all areas! We lost our home 3 years ago in a mortgage fraud scam – we were one of 197 families to be taken under by this character. Me being a paralegal and mortgage consultant, never even saw this coming – he put our home into someone elses name and he stole over $500,000 against our property – which we no longer have! The FBI told us that if they ever find him, the money is long gone! I thank you for your kind words and will definitely keep you in my prayers!
Maryanne B said on October 15, 2009
I feel your fear. I didn’t recently lose my job, but I’m losing my 37-year marriage at 61. (It’s mutual but unexpected.) Though I have a college degree (BA in English–with that and $3.00, I can possibly get a regular coffee at Starbucks!), I find myself job hunting at an emotional time in a lousy economy. On top of that, I live in middle-sized city in the Midwest–not too many options. For the last 4 or 5 years, I’ve collaborated with a friend on a novel we are now close to pitching to an agent…BUT…now I have to find regular employment. You’re not alone. Those in similar situations have to give each other strength and encouragement. I’m convinced it’s the only way we’ll get through it. Best of luck!
Blu Berry said on October 17, 2009
Thank you Maryanne for your thoughts. I know wthe midwest is tough (and boring) also.
We will keep each other and others like ourselves propped up until we find our “spot”.
Maryanne B said on October 18, 2009
Yes, we should help each other in our dark moments when we think we can’t make. Most days I feel confident that everything’s going to be okay, but every now and then fear or sadness jumps up and grabs me. It takes all my energy to keep it at bay.
Maryanne would love to talk to you if you are interested feel free to email me
Good luck with your novel…can you give us a hint what it is about?
Thanks for responding, Marsha. I have a website (bare bones right now) for the novel and a few other things I’ve written. My friend and I posted a segment of the first chapter & will continue to post a few more. The novel is about mother & daughter relationships, abandonment, & redemption. That’s just a simple answer. My website is: maryanneburkhard.com. I know you can get right to it from Google. Not sure about the other search engines. I’ll upgrade it eventually. I’ll email you at the address you gave me soon.
Heather Hughes said on October 16, 2009
I was in the same boat last year but I decided that this was an opportuity to re-brand myself and try somethig new. This made me realise I was (and am) so much more than the person who carried that title around all those years. I am a talented person with much to offer. I took my enthusisam and energy to a volunteer role and it soon turned into a paying job. Keep your chin up – pause each day to reflect on all of the good things you have and it will make you feel more optimistic.
Thank you for the suppport. I do focus on what I have in my life that is good and it is getting me through this. There is a lot to be said for a positive attitude and having good health.
Even though it is scary at times I know I have to get through this to find out who I am now.
Pani Susan said on October 17, 2009
One option, if you are in a position to do it, is to reinvent yourself as a teacher of English overseas. The salaries aren’t huge, but many places provide accommodation and will reimburse travel expenses in addition to your salary. I was lucky enough to have a condo that I rented out while overseas so the rent covered the mortgage+ condo fee, and since I found some private students I ended up saving enough to travel around after I finished teaching. If your health is good, it’s a great way to see the world cheaply.
And if your spouse goes with you, he can usually find work teaching as well–if he wants to. (Mine preferred travelling and shopping!)
Blu Berry said on October 18, 2009
I do not have a teaaching degree.
Thx though for the thought.
I would like to make a suggestion to you and anyone else who might be interested in hearing about an Amazing company that is changing people’s Health and Wealth.. If you would like to talk more feel free to email me at
Thank you and God Bless you,
butterly said on October 18, 2009
I was also 62 when I lost not only my job, but my whole career. I’m 64 now and going back to school. In the meantime, I transcribe legal transcripts for a court reporting firm out of New York and took early Social Security. I was lost but kept putting one foot in front of the other and I have hope again that I can still earn a living. We lost our house and my car was repo’d. But we are okay. Keep your spirits up by being around people who care about you and who are positive thinkers. And remember, the Bible teaches us that “this too shall pass.”
Me again. Just wanted to mention that a helpful thing to read is “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. If you would like to email me I’ll send it back as an attachment. I am at email@example.com
Blu Berry said on October 20, 2009
Yes I would like that very much. My e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I will watch for it.
butterly said on October 21, 2009
I sent it off to you just now. Let me know what you think.
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