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I lost my job at age 62 Hot Conversation

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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  1. Generic Image Bobbie says

    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. 

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  2. Generic Image yaya says

    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

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    • Generic Image rosewood says

      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.

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      • Generic Image yaya says

        Rosewood you can do both at home, phone and on your computer, would you like some more information

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    • Generic Image Lynsky says

      May I ask what type of business you have? and for how long? thank you. 

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      • Generic Image yaya says

        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 sasebben@onyourteam.com

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      • Generic Image Lynsky says

        Thank you so much for your email addy – will be in touch! 

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      • Generic Image yaya says

        Looking forward to talking to you

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      • Generic Image Lynsky says

        great – thank you again – I look forward to hearing from you -

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    • Blu Berry Blu Berry says

      Ya Ya  Yes I would like very much to hear what you are into.

      M

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  3. Generic Image carolfoofoo says

    so sorry.  just remember god has a plan for you and you will make it.  you must believe in yourself. 

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  4. Generic Image Lynsky says

    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???

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    • Blu Berry Blu Berry says

      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.

      M

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      • Generic Image Lynsky says

        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!

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  5. Maryanne B Maryanne B says

    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! 

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    • Blu Berry Blu Berry says

      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”. 

      M

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      • Maryanne B Maryanne B says

        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. 

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    • Marsha Loves CORE4 Marsha Loves CORE4 says

      Maryanne would love to talk to you if you are interested feel free to email me

      ultimate3m@cox.net

      Good luck with your novel…can you give us a hint what it is about?

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      • Maryanne B Maryanne B says

        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.

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  6. Generic Image Heather Hughes says

    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.

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    • Blu Berry Blu Berry says

      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.

      Thx

      M

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  7. Pani Susan Pani Susan says

    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!)

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  8. Marsha Loves CORE4 Marsha Loves CORE4 says

    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

    ultimate3m@cox.net

    Thank you and God Bless you,

    Marsha

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  9. butterly butterly says

    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.” 

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  10. butterly butterly says

    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 ccurran4@nc.rr.com

     

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