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cross-posted from Working America's Main Street blog where I am a featured guest ...
by catchlightning
Comment Count 484 comments on Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 03:02 PM PDT with 423 Recommends
Update - Thanks for the Recs. There are some heartbreaking stories here and I'll do a follow-up post that includes some of them. This post originally appeared ...
by davej
Comment Count 708 comments on Wed Jul 07, 2010 at 11:59 AM PDT with 420 Recommends
I'm over 50, and out of work right now. I watched the 2009 George Clooney movie, " Up in the Air " last night, and as much as I like ...
by Richard Cranium
Comment Count 387 comments on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 09:29 AM PDT with 251 Recommends
A few weeks ago I applied for a low-level entry customer service position in a large online firm. I was contacted quickly, proceeded to jump thru every hoop set before me, including passing a ...
by DarkSyde
Comment Count 267 comments on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT with 207 Recommends
If you're a regular viewer of Fox News , you might believe that ever since President Obama was first elected, millions of Americans were quitting their jobs to go on Social Security disability. I ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 112 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 12:53 AM PST with 155 Recommends
As I write this, my 83 year old Mama is dying and likely won't live to Monday, June 3, 2013. She is in a facility and is being well cared for. She is no longer speaking, drinking or eating, just ...
by Dixiedemocrat
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 03:46 PM PDT with 103 Recommends
Tom the Dancing Bug, by @RubenBolling . BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK to see Tom the Dancing Bug, ...
by RubenBolling
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 06:50 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
You're familiar with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law Godwin's Law], described by Mike Godwin in 1990: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison ...
by Seneca Doane
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon May 30, 2011 at 03:05 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
cross-posted from Working America's Main Street blog where I am a featured guest blogger ...
by catchlightning
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed May 12, 2010 at 10:06 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
The situation for the long-term unemployed, especially for older workers, has gone from being very painful to extremely desperate. Annie Lowrey, in an excellent New York Times article titled Caught ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 11:43 AM PST with 24 Recommends
While many of us older workers think that the work place is still the place for us, and that we still have much to offer from a life often dedicated to our field of work, we must be ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 07:14 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer Today marks the first anniversary of being cheated out of my ...
by RogerShuler
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue May 19, 2009 at 02:15 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I don't mind if you thank me for my service. My service was more than three decades ago. And while I never saw active combat, I still managed to leave a part of my body behind. Field maneuvers can ...
by Phil In Denver
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat May 31, 2014 at 07:23 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
As I promised last week, I will continue this series since there seemed to be an interest in it. This week my intent is just to allow for participants to vent, ask each other questions, provide ...
by Embee
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 05:00 PM PST with 17 Recommends
40 years ago the United States had 100 million less people than it does today. Since then, outsourcing has escalated; and now the labor force participation rate is at it lowest since 1979. The Wall ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:56 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Below is my critique of one of the major sources of propaganda to be used by Congress this legislative session to shove temporary foreign workers down our throats. I will highlight where the report ...
by danarothrock
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 06:24 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Today is a couple of days away from two years since I was laid off from the last job that I've so far been able to obtain. No paychecks since then, unemployment insurance long since ran out, job ...
by oldpotsmuggler
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 06:58 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Four brothers, relatives of mine, between the ages of 55 and 62 have lost jobs in the past 18 months. The reasons vary: A corporate reorganization, health problems that forced the end of a job ...
by Coastrange
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Hillary Clinton supports laws, regulations and trade agreements which subordinate the broad general good of all Americans and the long term interests of the United States to the whims of ...
by Info Tech Guy
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Sep 19, 2007 at 06:03 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Has it occurred to anyone that age discrimination is built into our current healthcare system? I live in an at-will employment State which pretty much means I can be fired for any reason or no ...
by Dixiedemocrat
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Aug 09, 2009 at 06:19 PM PDT with 12 Recommends