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Anyone else unemployable besides me?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by FormerTaxiDriver♧, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. Christinebitg

    Christinebitg

    Location:
    Houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'd say that there is your problem, not your age.
     
  2. dirtylee

    dirtylee

    Location:
    Dallas
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'd like to know more about that. I can't find much on google on that topic.
     
  3. TomH

    TomH

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I moved to Vegas 3 years ago when I was 60. I was a CPA with 30 years experience. My problem was my skills and experience were not compatible with what is needed to work at the big casinos. So I drive Uber, collect social security and do odd jobs.

    It does not matter how old you are. You have the wanted skills and experience, you have a job.
     
  4. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    This is my average damn day. So tired of it!

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  5. LoriO

    LoriO

    Location:
    Madison
    My spouse who had a sales career of 20 years lost his job 4 years ago due to an acquisition. He is doing this full time to make ends meet. Job searches in between rides. He can’t find a job! 54 years old. I also do this full time. We pay our bills doing this and thankfully we’ve been able to make ends meet. What do you all do for health insurance though with all these side gigs?
     
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  6. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I go to the local clinic, and do sliding scale charge on the visit. State subsidy on meds alone / no health insurance whatsoever!
     
  7. LoriO

    LoriO

    Location:
    Madison
    What does “state subsidy” on meds mean?
     
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  8. Dan2miletripguy

    Dan2miletripguy

    Location:
    Arlington, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    My situation is that about 12 years ago I left my job as a software engineer at AT&T to stay at home when our daughter was born. At that time we also had 2 sons - ages 6 and 12. So for over a decade I was Mr Mom while my wife earned the cash as a pharmacy manager. I dabbled in different things like doing focus groups and market testing and even the seasonal gig at Amazon and also Pier 1 Imports fulfillment centers.

    After being out of the professional workforce for so many years both of my Bachelors degrees became basically worthless. That is totally on me. I have also battled a few personal issues and thankfully have overcome those and I have been in a very regimented fitness lifestyle for several years now. At least, I am in the best shape of my life. I have applied for all types of regular fulltime jobs with no success. I have tried to interview for just about everything including being one of the guys on the back of a trash truck but no dice. Employers are pretty weirded out by me being out of a regular job for so long and I don't blame them.

    I can get retrained now at age 49 but I have little enthusiasm to do so. Basically, rideshare has been good for me because I had barely put any miles on my car while being at home so I have some room to spare as far as that goes. I certainly did atrophy socially while being at home so much so doing this gig has helped me to regain some confidence as I am forced to interact with people while driving them around. I don't know what the future holds for me but I plan to continue to drive for the next few months anyway. Sorry to go on and on.....
     
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  9. FormerTaxiDriver♧

    FormerTaxiDriver♧

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Driving:
    Lyft
    It means that person is in a "poverty level", but not on medicaid; however, the state will subsidize the cost of prescription medication.
     
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  10. Christinebitg

    Christinebitg

    Location:
    Houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Sorry to hear about him losing his job. What did he sell?

    I don't know what to suggest regarding health insurance. I'm 66 and started on Medicare after I retired last year. It's more complicated than that, but it all involves options that aren't available to you.

    Christine
     
  11. Gilby

    Gilby

    Location:
    Wausau, WI
    Driving:
    UberX
    I had a long ride this morning with a woman who is apparently a national sales manager for a software company in the educational software industry. She appeared to be in her early 40s, and liked to talk. One of the things she discussed was the difficulty of hiring and keeping millennials, and she said she had hired five people over the age of 50 in the last year, and they were her best hires. They were all reliable, hard-working and overachieving goals.
     
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  12. LoriO

    LoriO

    Location:
    Madison
    So
     

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